Melody Stuart

Melody S.

Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I work with Bastien method books for Children and adults. They work great. I also use Alfred method books for the young beginner and beginner adult. I also like to make it is for everyone have a good time while learning. It should not be a struggle but a great learning process.

About Melody S.

First I want to thank you for looking at my profile.
You can read about me below.

If you have any questions please email me through Take Lessons. Please make sure you are serious and still want to have fun! Remember Learning can be fun.
Seniors don’t be afraid you want to learn I can do it!!
I have been with take lessons for over 6 years. They are an awesome company to work with.

About me:

I will be teaching on using Face Time or Whats App seems to be the best way to get the job done! Online classes will be for guitar and theory only.
Any teaching on line must be done through Face Time.

The subjects I teach are on my profile. Please remember Acoustic Guitar and Guitar are the same thing .

Even though it says my travel is 15 miles max. There will be a travel fee place on your lesson tuition.
Once we firm down a time and day I stick to that! It becomes inconvenient when I’m rearranging my schedule to accommodate you. So please be sure of what days you might like to do. And keep it the same every week. You will be charged for no show, last minute cancellations. My time is as important as yours thanks!

Now just coming from Florida to the country!!!! Woah for me.

I started music at age 5. My parents were both professional musicians.My father was a professional jazz piano player and my mother a classical guitarist. So it is in the blood. I play a few instruments but my favorite guitar and piano. I went to Nassau Community College for Drama/Music.
I toured in theater groups and also was in a few bands while living in NY. I could not make up my mind so I did both. I love both So. Florida here I come in 1991. Since I was new to the area I starting performing regular basis and became well known in the music community.I also went on a song writing spree. I was also able to do dinner theater in between the music. I met some people, music teachers from going to the open mics. They encouraged me to go out and start teaching and do what I was supposed to do. How it happened ? I placed one small ad, got a call and from there it grew into over 80 students.I just was referred to everyone it was a chain reaction.
In between teaching I was also in a duo and made time for the touring, local gigs, etc....released 6 CD's.
I was very busy that I decided to open up my own music school to handle the over flow of students. I had my business for 9 years.
Mom and Pop store!
I produced a lot of talent from there. Songwriters with published songs, singers with contracts, bands the guitarist in the now defunct band Hey Monday with Cassidy Pope. Students that were in American Idol- featuring Emily Booke 2 years in a row top twenty then top ten..
America's Got Talent featuring Amy Profaci, Cassidy Pope.
Played for Bruce Springsteen in RPB with Odd Man Out, Teen Punk Band since disbanded. Had them out and playing gigs at age 14 the youngest oldest 16 at CBGB's. In NYC. They were on the Regis and Kelly show. Students that started with me at age 5 and stayed for years. A lot are off to college or done with school grown up sort of. When they bump into me and say hey Ms. Mel I'll never forget you teaching me music lessons or do you remember that or I loved that band class you did. You changed my whole life.
I really appreciate it and I did make a difference in their lives.
I also write for TV and Film and have over 30 professionally published songs. Songs playing on commercials, TV and overseas in England. They seem to love it over there a lot of fan mail.

Ok this is as follows.
*** Lesson Details ***
Cancellations : 24 hour notice. Make up lessons are at my discretion.
61 key keyboard are ok for piano lessons.
You must have a piano for vocal lessons if I come to your home. You must have a guitar ๐ŸŽธ for guitar lessons. I do not supply any instruments or lesson books. You are required to contact me once booked and find out what you will need.

How long will it take to learn depends on YOU!!!!

Practice is the answer not a question. You must be prepared to work to do the work. If you do not understand it we will do it until you get it.
My Adult students this goes for you too.
It is important that you practice. So I recommend cutting down on video games and TV.
I suggest no TV or Video games especially before the lessons are about to start. Very distracting for the kids.
I expect you to be practiced and ready to go when I get there. If you want to be a rock star that's what it takes, discipline.
Its great when a parent can sit in while I'm teaching your child. Remember I am teaching you as well.
You will be helping your child practice during the week until the next lesson.
For the guitar there will be complaints of hurting finger tips.
I cannot do anything about that it comes with guitar playing.
For the like piano, the fingers will not hurt.

After 3 to 6 months for the older student I expect all 6 strings to be complete and chords and strumming on guitar and learning songs of your choice.
Piano - Sight Reading and being able to play with 2 hands in the key of "C" with ease.
This will only happen with practice, And learning songs of your choice if you choose to.

Small ones as much time as they need depends upon how long it takes for them to learn it and how much time mom can help practice.

*** Studio Equipment **
Right up Piano,
Small 15 Watt Amp

**Supplies:
I do not supply instruments for any student. Parents you are
expected to purchase a 61 key keyboard of your choice and finances.Same goes for guitar. We will figure out the size you or your child needs. You must purchase your own books. I use Bastiens Primer A red book, Bastiens A Pink Book, along with these books they also have a theory book , performance book and technic book. Bk 1,2,3 also have a series of book ๐Ÿ“š to work with.

Guitar ๐ŸŽธ I like to use Fast Track Bk 1 w/o CD. Then again they are becoming obsolete

*** Specialties ***
Song writing/Vocals
Beginner Piano/Intermediate
Beginner classical/intermediate guitar
Folk style guitar
Blues beginner/intermediate
Theory beginner/intermediate/advanced note reading
Piano beginner /intermediate young beginner young adult to the older adult this goes for piano.

*Please note those who need special songs for auditions while taking voice lessons let's discuss options. Vocals lessons are just as serious you must practice.

Reviews

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Carla S.
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Melody's been great! She's been very flexible and patient.

Posted Apr 12, 2019
Brigitte B.
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Great first lesson. Fun and helped me understand new chords.

Posted Jan 8, 2019
Ty M.
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Thank you

Posted May 1, 2018
Charlie M.
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Melody is experienced, clear and patient as well as very knowledgeable. Excellent teacher

Posted Jan 30, 2018
Joseph D.
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Very Experienced. Helps me overcome a variety of problems I have playing my guitar. She lets you learn at your own pace and gives helpful advice to correct my playing problems. I strongly recommend her as an excellent classical guitar teacher.

Posted Oct 19, 2016
Samantha P.
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great first lesson.

Posted Jul 11, 2016
John L.
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Very good instructor. Stays with a project and know her stuff! Highly recommended

Posted Mar 28, 2016
Maria F.
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Was very good

Posted Feb 10, 2016
Milan
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GREAT FIRST LESSON...My 12 year old daughter had her first vocal lesson. She loved it... she is looking forward to her next lesson, She is eager to pratice the drills that Melody gave her.

Posted Jan 30, 2016
Neal G.
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Melody is an outstanding teacher and person. She has a special gift for tailoring her teaching to the needs of the student--which requires extra work on her part to isolate every key that suits the stydent's best workable voice with EACH SONG we add to the repertoire-- studying and painstakingly hand-writing modification to the published chord progression. It doesn't get any better than that!!!!

Posted Oct 20, 2015
Neal G.
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I was admittedly so nervous beforehand, feeling that honestly I was just not one of those people who could sing. Melody had a very calming influence. And I knew she was being honest. I don't have unrealistic expectations. But I know with her help and hard work I can improve and hope.

Posted Sep 15, 2015
Kaitlyn K.
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Great first lesson with my 9yr old daughter. She is very excited to continue!

Posted Aug 18, 2015
Yelena S.
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Mrs. Melody is a great teacher. She is very good with little kids, she explains paitionatly all the hard parts and makes sure child will get it. I recommend her to anyone who wants to learn how to play a piano.

Posted May 9, 2015
Myles M.
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Melody was very patient and kind

Posted May 7, 2015
Elba M.
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Melody was relaxed but structured and very helpful for Elba.

Posted May 7, 2015
Heidi S.
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Several months ago, I was financially able to take piano lessons, and found "Takelessons" online. I was put in touch with Melody (I thought that was a perfect name for a piano teacher) and I WAS THRILLED WITH HER.

Melody is knowledgeable, helpful, patient and sweet. I still practice what she taught me, everyday and it was a lot for just a few lessons. When I can afford to, I will get Melody back for more lessons . She is worth every penny.

Sincerely,
Heidi Sanes

ps, Melody drew the notes on my fingers one day when I was struggling more than usual. ;)

pss, I TRIED to give Melody 5 stars and was unable to figure out how but, SHE GETS 5 STARS FROM ME :D

Posted Dec 9, 2014
Allison K.
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Amazing teacher, very patient and we will definitely keep her :)

Posted Jul 3, 2014

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Experience

Music Teacher
Jan 2012 - Mar 2014

Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center

I taught a 7 week group guitar lessons at the center. At the last session I made sure we did a recital for all the parents to see and for the kids to get experience performing in front of people.

Artist Resident
Apr 2003 - Jun 2012

Palm Beach County SD/Boomers Music

Taught guitar and piano class for grades 9 through 12. Has over 40 kids in my guitar class in each period and 20 in my piano class. I work for the District for 4 years. I was a business owner of Boomers Music in Wellington , Fl for 9 year. I taught music lessons there as well as music production and song writing development.

Education

Music Design for Visual Media
Sep 2012 - Jan 2017

Academy of Arts University - San Fransico Cali

AA
Sep 2011 - Jun 2012

Academy of Art University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

international Singer Songwriters Association
Dec 2018

ISSA

International songwriters association
medical assistant
Mar 1992

AAMA

Certified Medical Assistant

Awards

Music Choice Awards
Feb 2017

Music Choice Awards indie Radio

Achievement award
May 1980

Wantagh High School

Affiliations

SoundExchange
Jan 2017
SoundExchange helps the music and creative community thrive in the digital age. SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit collective management organization that collects and distributes digital performance royalties to featured artists and copyright holders. We represent recording artists โ€“ from unsigned a cappella to acid rock to multi-platinum stars and master rights owners including major and independent record labels. Itโ€™s our job to ensure that these artists and copyright holders are compensated when their work is broadcast by non-interactive digital radio.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Mar 1992
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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