Melissa Markle

Melissa M.

Dunlap, IL
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced teacher of 20+ years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate piano student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

For beginners, I highly recommend starting with a 30-minute lesson. Intermediate and advanced should consider 45-minute lessons. 60-min lessons are available but are only recommended on a case-by-case basis. Please take into consideration your student's current skill level when deciding on the lesson length.

About Melissa M.

NOTE: Currently scheduling limited summer lesson schedule. We plan to return to our normal hours once school starts in mid-August.

I am a professional photographer, pianist, and singer. I studied at EIU with a Bachelors of Music, specifically voice and piano.

I teach piano students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied classical piano for over 20 years, and jazz piano for part of those years as well. I can teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence, to learn how to play contemporary music using chord sheets, or both depending on the goals and preference of the student.

Voice students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. Every voice has a unique timbre; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to sing with freedom, confidence, and expression.

Some of my past students have gone on to study music in college themselves and become professional musicians.

My personal passion is classical piano music but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!

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William
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Friendly and positive!

Posted Jul 21, 2020
Kate
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Great first lesson!

Posted Sep 24, 2019

Experience

Owner
Mar 2019 - Present

M3 Creative

Owner and private instructor specializing in piano, voice, and photography.

Owner, Piano and Voice Instructor
Jan 1997 - Mar 2019

Private Music Studio

Education

Photography
Mar 2018 - Mar 2019

Texas School of Photography

Music Education
Aug 1999 - May 2002

Eastern Illinois University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Professional Photographers of America
Jan 2017
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world's largest non-profit photography association organized for professional photographers, by professional photographers…and with over 27,000 creative members in 50+ countries. Mission Statement: Creating a vibrant community of successful professional photographers by providing education, resources and industry standards of excellence.
Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Sep 1999
Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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