Melissa Martin
Pittsford, NY
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Melissa Martin

Melissa M.

Pittsford, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching string instruments professionally for over 11 years, and I specialize in the violin. Students of all ages are welcome! Lessons are tailored to each student's interests and learning styles. You will be playing music that you love in no time!

About Melissa M.

I am a professional string teacher and violin performer. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Bob Jones University and a Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University, I have taught for 10 years as an orchestra director in the New York public school system. I also perform with several local orchestras including Penfield Symphony Orchestra.

I have a lot of experience teaching students at all levels so whether you are a beginning, intermediate, or advanced player, I will be able to help you grow as a musician. Each lesson is tailored to your learning style as well as to your interests. Having proper technique is the foundation of good playing so this will be addressed from your very first lesson. Let me know what your goals are as a musician and we will work together to help you meet your goals!

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Juliet
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My daughter came home unable to contain her excitement. She wanted to show me everything she learned. I love seeing that passion for music in my children.

Posted Mar 4, 2021
Victoria
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Hi!

Melissa is a wonderful music teacher! She teaches our three kids ages 5, 8 and 13 on three different instruments in our home. She is very patient and flexible. SO happy to have her!

Victoria D.

Posted Dec 28, 2020
Tori J.
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Posted Oct 21, 2020
Olivia
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Mellissa seems very knowledgeable and nice. We were having internet issues, hopefully it will be better next time which would help the lesson go more smoothly next time.

Posted Oct 7, 2020
Maria
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Just had our first lesson, super great teacher, explained things great and really excited to continue!

Posted Sep 17, 2020
Stacy
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My son Jack has been taking viola lessons with Melissa for the past 4 years. We are so pleased with his progress and enthusiasm. Melissa makes it productive and fun at the same time. She gives him the enrichment he needs to go above what he learns in his school music program.
Thank you Melissa!

Posted Sep 1, 2020
Ellen
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Melissa is an amazing teacher! My daughter has learned so much from her. Not only about music and her violin but about setting goals and life lessons!! We could not be more appreciative of how patient and caring she is with her students!!

Posted Aug 25, 2020
Melanie
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My daughter loves her lessons with Melissa! It is the highlight of her week! Melissa is very patient and encouraging. She is very talented and an excellent teacher.

Posted Jul 17, 2020

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Experience

High School Orchestra Director
Sep 2016 - Jun 2020

Batavia City School District

Taught High School and Middle School Orchestras as well as small group lessons. Prepared students for NYSSMA and All-County Solo Events.

Music Teacher
Sep 2010 - Jun 2015

Cortland Christian Academy

Started an orchestra program and taught private lessons. Taught general music classes.

Orchestra Teacher
Sep 2009 - Aug 2010

Onteora Central School District

Taught 3 Elementary Orchestras and small group lessons.

Education

Master of Music in Music Education
Jun 2009 - May 2011

Boston University

Bachelor of Science in Music Education
Jan 2007 - May 2009

Bob Jones University

Certifications

Professional New York State Public School Music Teacher
Sep 2009

State of New York Education Department

Affiliations

New York State Music Teachers Association
Sep 2009
NYSMTA is dedicated to furthering the art of music and promoting the growth and professional development of its members. It seeks to enhance the educational and performance expertise in all areas of music teaching, including performance, pedagogy, theory, and composition. In addition to the Annual Conference, Local Associations throughout the state sponsor musical and educational events of specific interest to those in their communities.
American String Teachers Association
Sep 2009
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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