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Melodie B.
Burleson, Texas
I've been teaching piano for more than 30 years and my students have been accepted in major university programs as music performance majors, as well as, participated in performing groups and serve as musicians in their churches and communities. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to gain at least a basic understanding of how to read music and as time goes on you'll be able to begin playing songs of your choosing, as well as, songs I may recommend for you. I specialize in classical and Christian music, but I can also teach you the style that you are most interested in. You will learn to play a variety of styles of music while also learning the basics of music theory. I typically use Alfred method books for teens & adults and John Thompson method books for children, and have the following tools available for your lessons: Keyboards, mics, recording equipment, a variety of method and song books. 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. ***Affiliations*** 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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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1984

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Bachelor of Science in Education with focus on Music Education

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Melodie B.
Burleson, Texas
I've been teaching piano for more than 30 years and my students have been accepted in major university programs as music performance majors, as well as, participated in performing groups and serve as musicians in their churches and communities. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to gain at least a basic understanding of how to read music and as time goes on you'll be able to begin playing songs of your choosing, as well as, songs I may recommend for you. I specialize in classical and Christian music, but I can also teach you the style that you are most interested in. You will learn to play a variety of styles of music while also learning the basics of music theory. I typically use Alfred method books for teens & adults and John Thompson method books for children, and have the following tools available for your lessons: Keyboards, mics, recording equipment, a variety of method and song books. 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. ***Affiliations*** 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.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1984

Education

Bachelor of Science in Education with focus on Music Education

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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It was my very first lesson with Melodie as a beginner adult student. The 60 minute session was very productive and I can see that Melodie will push me beyond what I think I can accomplish. I'm excited to see my progress in the coming lessons. L.B.😊

Posted Oct 22, 2021
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Overall a great experience. First exposure to piano for my daughter and happy with experience

Posted Apr 1, 2021
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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
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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.
Teacher--Choral Director
Aug 2003 - Present
Everman High School/ Johnson 6th Grade Center
Choral Director and District Music Coordinator
Private Piano and Voice Instructor
Jan 1980 - Present
Self-Employed
Private piano and voice lessons to ages 5 to adult
Teacher
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
Musician
Jan 1990 - Aug 2003
Ambassadors of Christ Christian Center
Oversee adult praise choir and youth choir
Teacher
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
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
All Level Music Education
May 1989
State of Texas
Certified to teach music to grades K-12
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
State Textbook Review Recognition
Mar 2004
Texas Education Agency
Michael Jackson Scholarship
Aug 2003
UNCF
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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Instructor details
Piano
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Krista Dr
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$40
60 minutes
$50
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30