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.
Teaching since 2007
Teaches students 7 and up
Fine Arts from University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
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!
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.
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!Show More
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.
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Valley City State University