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Melissa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
April 2016

My name is Melissa and I've been playing guitar for 19 years. When I was 10 years old, I asked my parents for a guitar for Christmas, and I haven't stopped playing since! I am currently enrolled at Berklee College of Music Online in the Guitar Skills Certificate. I have completed the first course, and am currently enrolled in the Guitar Scales course. I teach both acoustic and electric guitar. Guitar has always been a passion of mine. I took private lessons for over 5 years. During that time I learned rhythm guitar, lead guitar, classical guitar, and music notation. My primary method of instruction is guitar tablature. I enjoy teaching all kinds of music and especially enjoy classic rock and pop music.

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Guitar Teacher
Apr 2016 - Present
Guitar Lessons

Firm Coordinator
Oct 2013 - Present
Fulcrum Wealth Advisors, LLC


Guitar Skills Certificate
Jan 2017 - Present
Berklee College of Music Online
Electric Guitar
Jul 2016 - Dec 2016
John Burris
Acoustic Guitar
May 2015 - May 2016
Charles Vaughn
B.S.B.A in Finance
Aug 2007 - May 2010
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Political Science
Aug 2006 - May 2007
Appalachian State University
Mar 1999 - Mar 2003
Richard Matteson - Private Instructor


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Let it Be Cover - Guitar Solo
Tennessee Flat Top Box Cover
Sultans of Swing Cover
Simple Man Cover - Guitar Solo
The Boys are Back in Town Cover
People Get Ready Cover
Lynyrd Skynyrd Mashup
Photo by Melissa M.

Snowflight Cover
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6 Reviews

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Donna P. Jun 4, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Melissa is the best - loved today’s lesson!!

Rebecca Feb 11, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Melissa is a great instructor! She is very patient and works well with my son.

Robert Oct 31, 2017
Guitar · Online

Melissa has excellent technical skills, a solid understanding of music theory and the ability to communicate effectively with her students. She recognizes a student’s strengths and weaknesses and is able to develop a teaching method that makes the best of the student’s abilities. Melissa is also able to develop a program which keeps the student’s interest and inspires them to keep learning.

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Kayla Oct 31, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Melissa is a great teacher! She is extremely comfortable to work with and helped me learn the basics of guitar. I have no natural guitar talent or rhythm, but I was always able to make progress with Melissa. I was a beginner and she gave me the tips I needed to try and learn on my own.

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Dawn Oct 30, 2017
Guitar ·

Melissa has a taste for music! She’s experienced in almost all genres and a patient, articulate teacher. She’ll make you feel comfortable, she’s great with all ages, and will go at your pace whether you’re a beginner or a guitar enthusiast looking to broaden your skills. You can’t pick a better instructor!!

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Ned Oct 24, 2017
Guitar · Online

Melissa is a Great instructor! She really makes guitar theory easy to comprehend. She has extensive experience in all different types of music and is really good at working with you on technique. My lead guitar skills have improved significantly since my class work with her. Plus she is Strat Player 😎

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