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Melissa Mioni

Melissa M.

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I began playing violin in elementary school, and immediately knew this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. My first words as a baby were lyrics because I sang before I spoke. I played violin until 11th grade when I fell in love with the sound of the viola.
I studied music performance and music education in college and I have a bachelors degree in both. I have played professionally in orchestras, quartets, as a soloist, and in many rock and folk settings. I have even put my violin and viola through a distortion pedal and a wah wah pedal in heavy metal/punk music. I have over 17 years of teaching experience and am a licensed teacher in the state of virginia. I have taught in a classroom as well as privately, and have also taught students with autism.
As a student of mine you can expect to improve your playing skills week to week. I can teach from the very first lesson on. Students will learn techniques to improve their playing and will play fun music. If you are interested in learning improvisation, I can help with that, too. I enjoy teaching violin, viola and cello.
I am most passionate about teaching students to become independent, critical thinking musicians who will be able to rely on their own knowledge to learn new music as they go along. I stress music reading, ear training, and strong fundamentals in playing. I am very encouraging, love spreading my love of music.
Just a quick note: I do like to do my business through this website. If you send me an email trying to get me to personally write to your email, I will not respond.

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  • Background Checked
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Reviews (2)

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Tom Aug 21, 2019
Cello · In studio

I’m a former student of Melissa’s. She is very patient and I learned very quickly under her direction. I’m happy to see her teaching again. I’m anxious to continue learning the cello with Melissa.

Alicia J. Aug 9, 2019
Violin · In studio

I have been taking lessons with Melissa since the end of February. She is an excellent teacher and I have learned so much already! She is encouraging and makes me want to come back week after week to learn more!


Lesson Details

Viola

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

Many years of teaching experience both in group and individual settings. I love encouraging students and fostering a love of music. I can teach classical as well as improvisation. I have played as a classical musician, both solo and orchestral, and I’ve played with numerous rock and folk bands.

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Experience

Ochestral director
Aug 2001 - Jul 2018

Fairfax County Public Schools

Teaching classes for 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in multiple schools.


Education

BA in music performance and music education
Aug 1992 - Jun 2001

SUNY Fredonia


Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certifications

Certified Teacher
Aug 2001

State of Virginia


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