Melissa Slocum

Melissa S.

Suwanee, GA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
As an independent studio owner and piano teacher for 12 years and a general educator for almost 20 years before that, I know how to customize lessons to fit student goals. I tailor your lessons to fit your musical interests and your technical needs. Whether you want to play pop, jazz, classical, or contemporary music I can give you all the tools you need. I can help you compose, arrange, improv, play from lead sheets and chord charts, and more to help you reach your musical goals. I care about each and every student and believe in building strong relationships so that the strategies and habits we learn along the musical journey will serve us well in all aspects of life.

About Melissa S.

Experience. Quality. Lessons Tailored to Fit Your Needs.

If you are looking for an experienced teacher who knows how to provide the best quality music education and piano instruction while customizing the strategies and music to fit your needs and interests, then look no further!

I believe each person is unique and brings different gifts to their experience of music. To that end, I work with each student and family to determine what music, methods, and learning strategies will help engage a student in the world of piano.
In addition, you’ll find that I understand family life, schedules, and budgets, so I can relate to and help you solve the most common problems when it comes to practice, progress, and performance.

I have owned my own private piano studio for 12 years and taught hundreds of students over the years. My passion is to provide individualized, quality lessons in a positive environment. Students who engage with me learn all the skills they need to enjoy music for a lifetime. Teaching is a joy for me, and I am always looking for fresh approaches in teaching while also improving my own skills. I am a life-long learner. I thrive on the challenges of finding new ways to make my teaching and my studio better.

I keep current memberships in national, state, and local music teacher associations where I actively pursue continuing education opportunities. I keep a large and diverse network of contacts from around the world so that I can participate in masterclasses, webinars, and forums with some of today’s leading piano teachers, professors, coaches, and composers. I also have my Certification in Piano Pedagogy through Valley City State University.

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Kate

Melissa has been our piano teacher for 5 years. She is a talented instructor with a calm and patient demeanor. Melissa has instilled a love of music in my children and they look forward to their lesson every week!

Posted Nov 25, 2019
Charles
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Ms. Slocum is an excellent teacher. Our daughter has learnt a lot and improved her Piano skills with her help. We are very happy that Ms. Slocum is our daughters teacher and highly recommend her.

Posted Nov 25, 2019
Pam
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Melissa started teaching Clare at age 8. Four years later she has helped Clare develop her musical talents and keep her enthusiasm and love of music. She acknowledges all students learn different and have different goals. Melissa is professional and a wonderful teacher!

Posted Nov 25, 2019
Miranda
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My two kids are taking lessons with Melissa. Her lessons are fun and creative but informative. She has helped them to progress at piano over the years.

Posted Nov 25, 2019

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Experience

Owner/Teacher
Mar 2007 - Present

Piano Studio

Education

Fine Arts
Aug 1989 - May 1993

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Certifications

Certification in Piano Pedagogy
May 2019

Valley City State University

Successful completion of a formal course specifically for teaching Piano lessons

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Jun 2009
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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