Melodie Brookins
Burleson, TX
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Melodie Brookins

Melodie B.

Burleson, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I've been teaching voice for the past 29 years and my students have gone on to audition for major competitions, as well as, universities. I've had students accepted into the Berkeley School of Music, Howard University and other prestigious universities, as well as, students who have auditioned for America's Got Talent and American Idol. I also have students who are now up and coming music artists in the music industry. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to set some goals to begin with and as time goes on you'll be able to demonstrate proficiency as a vocal performer. I specialize in Christian and classical performance, but I also have experience working with R & B and country styles. I typically use vocal method books as resources, and have the following tools available for your lessons: keyboards, mics, recording equipment and music stands. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Melodie B.

Music has been a very important part of my life for a long time. I began taking piano lessons at age 9 and also started as a church musician that same year. Some people would say I was a very fast learner! I was, and still am, very interested in every aspect of music. I have played and performed a variety of styles of music but I have the most experience with Christian, classical, pop and R & B music. I am a very flexible and fun loving teacher. I am confident that I can teach you whatever style you are interested in learning! I am currently serving as the elementary honor choir director for Everman ISD and as minister of music for my church. I have been doing private lessons for more than 30 years and have taught music in a school setting for the past 29 years. I've taught general education classes, choir, band and general music. I also do some composing.

I attended Jarvis Christian College where I majored in All-Level Music Education. I received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree there and later attended Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan University to receive additional certifications.
I am currently certified in: General Music 1-8, All-Level Music K-12 and General Education 1-8.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that all students can and will learn something if they put forth some effort! I also believe that learning music should be fun! I'm a pretty laid back person but I am very serious about my time and yours being well spent! I use a method book for piano lessons, as well as, a variety of other materials based on your interest and level. I also use a variety of materials for voice lessons. At the first lesson I will find out what your goals for learning music are. I will also find out what types of music you are interested in and we'll go from there! I do believe in challenging students. I do expect you to sincerely want to learn and to demonstrate your interest through weekly practice and attendance at your lessons. I enjoy seeing the excitement of a student when they learn something new!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboards, microphones, recording equipment, music stands and supplemental books and materials

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students will need to have the required lesson book. All students will need a spiral notebook and a pen or pencil. Voice students will also need a black binder.

TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) August 2002
TCDA (Texas Choral Directors Association) August 2002
MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) August 1990

*** Specialties ***
I teach a variety of genres but my strongest areas are all types of Christian Music and classical. I've trained many people to be church musicians and assisted people with auditions to prepare for competitions, as well as, college entrance requirements. I've also done pop, jazz, Broadway, country and hip hop.


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28 Reviews
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Overall a great experience. First exposure to piano for my daughter and happy with experience

Posted Apr 1, 2021
Rose G.
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It was my wife’s first music lesson of any kind. She was nervous going into it but came out grinning from ear to ear. She said the lesson flew by, and lived every minute of it. Melodie did an amazing job of making her feel comfortable and bringing her out of her shell! She can’t wait for her next lesson!

Posted Aug 1, 2020
Melanie K.
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Melodie is a great instructor—very patient and encouraging. She knows how to make songs simpler or more complex to meet you at your level.

Posted Feb 2, 2020
Melissa N.
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Melodie was upbeat and positive with my initiation into piano! It was hard...and a bit overwhelming but left with good homework.

Posted Jan 24, 2020
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Melodie is a wonderful teacher. My daughter has taken lessons since January, and is progressing fast. Melodie is kind and patient and makes piano fun to learn. She is talented herself and has many musical talents. Highly recommend Ms. Melodie.

Posted Jun 13, 2019
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Ms. Melodie generates such inspiration in her time with our daughter. My 8-year-old has been taking voice and she loves that Ms. Melodie is very supportive and assists her in learning vocal techniques! As a mom, Ms. Melodie's patience and attention to technical detail stand out. I also have noticed that, in training for range, she takes care of the developing voice of my child. I’m excited to see my daughter continue in her lessons and grow more into her ability through training with Ms. Melodie.

Posted Jun 8, 2019
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Melodie is wonderful. She makes learning piano fun and exciting. She is very patient with my daughter who is younger, but she pushes her at the right time.

Posted Jun 8, 2019
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Absolutely love Melodie. She is very patient with my 7 year old who doesn’t hold attention very long. She has learned so much in a short amount of time and just had her first piano recital. I highly recommend!

Posted Jun 8, 2019
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Extremely Thorough Honest and Very Supportive. Brings the Best out of her Students and helps empower them musically and boost their confidence in their craft.

Posted Jun 4, 2019
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My daughter has thoroughly enjoy working with Ms. Melodie over the last year. My daughter received instruction in both piano and voice, and I was thrilled to hear what she accomplished at the end of term recital. Thank you, Ms. Melodie.

Posted Jun 4, 2019
Connie J.
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Ms. Melodie is a wealth of knowledge, I've sang in school and church choirs for years and never learned the singing fundamentals she has taught me in the past five months. If you want to be challenged and truly develop your musical abilities, she can help you reach your destiny!

Posted Jul 4, 2015
Joseph H.
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Ms. Brookins is an excellent teacher. Although I had a few ideas of how to sing, I had no idea how technical it was. After a couple of weeks of struggling, she helped me further understand the complexity of the voice. She is great at going at the students pace while trying to help them grow musically.

Posted Jul 1, 2015
Kim S.
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We have been more than pleased with our experience. My son has learned so much in a very short period of time. Not only has he learned new strategies for maximizing his potential but he has fun while doing so. We highly recommend Ms. Melodie.

Posted Jul 1, 2015
Corlette B.
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I loved Melodie as a singing lessons teacher. I walked in with very little knowledge and left with a stronger voice. She's AMAZING and fun!

Posted Jul 1, 2015
Billy J.
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She is very patient! She wants you to learn. She works with you. She does what she is supposed to do! It makes it easy for me!

Posted Jun 3, 2015
Joel H.
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Melodie is awesome!
I had never taken a voice lesson before, but she has been so patient and helpful with me, and I noticed improvement even after the first lesson.
She takes time to personalize songs, lyrics, and styles in order to fit my individual characteristics.
She is quick to give encouragement and tell me that something is good, and she also gives feedback to improve in a funny, lighthearted way.
And although she is very modest and humble, I've heard her sing a few notes, and she has an insanely good voice!! Not to mention she also has perfect pitch and is a master at the piano.

Posted Jan 23, 2015
Sarah W.
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We love our teacher my daughter is only 7 and has had 3 lessons and I have seen so much growth in her and enthusiasm. My daughter really likes the way she teaches her because she spends the time with her to help her understand the music and read the music not just play it.

Posted Jul 17, 2014
Carlos P.

Great teacher!!

Melodie has definitely been a great vocal teacher. I have some great results from my classes with her. Melodie is also a very nice, and great person to work with. I definitely recommend her.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Jeanette C. C.


My daughter has been taking lessons with Ms Melodie for a few months now and my daughter loves working with her.
My daughter looks foward to her class each week.
Ms Melodie has a wonderful personality that works with my daughter, she has a great teaching environment, and she is very kind, my daughter loves having her for her singing teacher and hearing my daughter sing is beautiful.

Thank you to TAKE LESSONS and Ms Melodie for being a wonderful, patient and very talented singing teacher.

Posted Dec 26, 2013
crystal B.

Mrs.Melodie is such an awesome vocal insructor!!

I receatly began vocal lessons with Mrs.Melodie.I am so glad I choose her as my vocal insructor. She has so much love and knowledge for what she does. She has taught me so much in such a small amount of time. I always enjoy getting to meet with her every week!! She is such an awesome person in all the aspects. Anyone who is looking for a vocal insructor don't think twice about making Mrs.Melodie your insructor. You will not regret it, she is amazing!!

Posted Dec 21, 2013
R S.

Thumbs Up!!

I look forward to every class with Miss Melodie because they are always fun and lift my spirits high! I am an absolute beginner and she has always made me very comfortable learning new vocal exercises. She is very humble and patient, and an effective teacher.

Posted Nov 30, 2013
Ryan K.

She's very knowledgeable

I've known Ms. Brookins for a very long time, and she has taught all I know about singing, and playing the piano. She is very patient, strong-spirited, funny, and very laid back. She is very experienced in her field of music, and is nurturing, and does not waste time. I chose Ms. Brookins has my instructor a long time ago, and I have not regreted it since.

Posted Jul 26, 2013
stetson A.

Greatness Awaits!

She is a great teacher, she is very patient and will help you through any problems your having weather it's learning something or personal problems she will be there to help! She has a great personality and knows what she is doing! The environment will turn your day around, she makes learning fun and enjoyable! :) I'm so glad that i met and had a chance to learn from someone as good as her! She has changed my life with my piano skills and even my attitude towards life! She doesn't just teach what you wanna know, you get everything that you need from her, she goes above and beyond for her students!

Posted Jul 17, 2013
joston C.

The best Teacher

Ms. Brookins has been my voice teacher for over 8 years now, I have had no problems out of her, shes always available, shes an easy teacher, and very affordable. She is very funny, and when she sees that you are starting to get frustrated she'll crack a joke to make you feel better! She takes out the time to find the music, books, and songs that fit you, and she makes sure when you leave practice that you are prepared and ready to preform, or do whatever it is that you have to do.

Posted Jul 16, 2013
Sam N.

She is a very good teacher.

Mrs. Melodie B. is a very good teacher. She is really funny. She will help you on anything that you are stuck on. She is very patients and friendly. I recommend her to you.

Posted Jul 12, 2013
Nethania A.

She is the real deal

Ms. Brookins is the BEST teacher I've ever had
And a testament to that is that even though I was always bombarding her with question after question about the piano
She would always be calm and tell me "You got this dude" or "come on you can do it"
Cheesy as it may sound it worked
And as a final result of being with her for a year
I can play the music I want to play on the piano BY EAR!
Like seriously this review doesn't do her justice but of you want the best AND the nicest she is the best choice!

Posted Jul 10, 2013
Johnny G.

Amazing Teacher!

Mrs. Brookins was and is one of my favorite instructors of all time. She was so friendly, welcoming, warm, and enthusiastic when it came to instructing my peers and I. I can speak for us all when I say, Mrs. Brookins is a wonderful teacher. I recommend her!

Posted Jul 3, 2013
Natalie A.

Brookins is the most fun and professional teacher ever.

I have been under the direction of Ms. Brookins since the age of 5 and have nothing but good things to say. First of all, Brookins can teach anyone anything. I 've never seen someone take lessons from her and not learn something. I took piano, clarinet, and singing lessons from Ms. Brookins and am very proud everything that she taught me. From the practices, lessons, and at home exercises, Ms. Brookins makes sure that all of her students get the time in that they need to do their best.
Besides her outstanding professionalism, Ms. Melodie Brookins is so much fun to learn from and be around. She has a ton of jokes and many great ways to help remember things about your music. I would know nothing about music had it not been for Ms. Brookins. From 5 to 17 years of age she was my teacher and mentor and for those 12 years I couldn't have asked for a better person to teach me.

Posted Jul 3, 2013

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Teacher--Choral Director
Aug 2003 - Present

Everman High School/ Johnson 6th Grade Center

Choral Director and District Music Coordinator

Minister of Music
Aug 2003 - Present

Life Inspirational Community Church

Teach and conduct church music ministries including the adult praise team and youth choir. Oversee the Worship Ministry including the musicians, sound team and audio visual departments.

Private Piano and Voice Instructor
Jan 1980 - Present


Private piano and voice lessons to ages 5 to adult

Aug 1992 - Aug 2003

Ambassadors of Christ Academy

Choir Grades 1-12 General Music Grades 1-8 General Education Grades K-8 Band Grades 4-12

Jan 1990 - Aug 2003

Ambassadors of Christ Christian Center

Oversee adult praise choir and youth choir

Aug 1989 - May 1992

Fort Worth ISD

General Education Grades 4 and 5 General Music Grades 4 and 5 Choir Grade 5


Bachelor of Science in Education with focus on Music Education
Jun 1984 - Aug 1991

Jarvis Christian College; TCU, Texas Wesleyan University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


General Education, General Music, All Level Music Education
May 1989

Texas Education Agency

General Education Certification for grades K-8 All Level Music Education Certification for grades K-12 General Music Grades 1-8
All Level Music Education
May 1989

State of Texas

Certified to teach music to grades K-12


State Textbook Review Recognition
Mar 2004

Texas Education Agency

Michael Jackson Scholarship
Aug 2003


Heaven 97 Homegrown Gospel Competition Winner
Sep 1991

Heaven 97


Texas Choral Directors Association
May 2002
The mission of TCDA is to support and foster the success of Texas choral directors and music teachers and to instill a love of music in every Texas school, church, and community singer. TCDA is approved by the State Board for Education Certification as a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider.
Texas Music Educators Association
May 2002
Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.
Music Teachers National Association
Aug 1990
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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