Melody Moore Molinaro

Melody M.

Valencia, PA
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I am a specialized vocal technique instructor, which means that I teach each student how to use and develop their instrument through a series of exercises designed specifically for their particular voice. I believe that lessons should be exciting and enjoyable while at the same time challenging. Mistakes are part of the learning process!!! So in my studio, I encourage all students to take risks and explore their voices. I teach all styles, and particularly enjoy singing the blues. My motto is: Passion is contagious! I am a very passionate teacher, and my number one goal is to awaken the passion in every one of my students.
My favorite teacher is my SLS founder and CEO, Seth Riggs, who has taught just about every celebrity including Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Kelly Clarkson. I am a certified SLS instructor, and currently hold a BA in music from San Diego State University.

About Melody M.

*For more information on SKYPE lessons, please read the "lesson details" section.

Melody is a certified Speech Level Singing Instructor. She maintains this certification through the continuous rigorous training and evaluation program created by celebrity vocal instructor Seth Riggs whose students include Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, and many more. Melody utilizes over 10 years of vocal study to help her students connect head and chest voice, create a strong mix voice, and extend their ranges.
She creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere where mistakes are considered part of the learning process, and thus encouraged. She has studied with Seth Riggs (CEO SLS), Greg Enriquez (SLS), Kathy Kennedy (SLS), Virginia Norwood (SLS), Guy Babusek (SLS), Charlene Chi (PHD. Voice UCSB), Dr. Randal Wagner, and Steve Mortier.

Melody has been a professional musician, vocalist, and actress since she was 16 years old. She began her career in musical theatre and graduated to film and television, starring in the independent hit "Down and Out with the Dolls." Her rolls in theatrical productions include Ti Moune in Once on This Island, Rizzo in Grease and numerable others. She has enjoyed a career as a professional vocalist performing in nightclubs, music festivals, casino's, and as an opening act for many national and touring performers. As a teacher, Melody draws from her experiences on the road, in front of the camera, and in the studio. She currently holds a Bachelor's of Music Degree from San Diego State University's Don Powell school of Music and Dance, and is a Certified SLS Vocal Technique Instructor. She teaches all ages, from young children to seasoned adults.

Personal Message: "Learning how to sing is fun!! It is also a lot of work. =) My goal for each student in every lesson is that they EXPERIENCE something new and better when it comes to vocal technique, and that they EXPERIENCE what I like to call the "happy music feeling." The perfect hybrid is when vocal technique is no longer an issue, and singing songs becomes effortless, joyful, and ripe for self expression and passion. This does not happen overnight, but with practice, dedication, and a patient impatience that keeps the student striving for perfection while simultaneously enjoying the process.

I teach all ages and I don't require an audition like many other highly trained teachers. I understand that you are coming to me to learn HOW to sing, and this is why I love beginners so much! I have spent many years studying to become the best voice teacher I can because I find teaching others the joy of singing incredibly rewarding. I understand the demands of a rigorous performance schedule, and I love the opportunity to help fine tune a working singer's vocal technique. Whether you are a beginner, a professional, or somewhere in between, I can teach you to sing higher, stronger, and faster with more ease than you probably thought possible. I look forward to working with you and your voice!"

Here are some nice things people have said about her:

"A rock chanteuse with a bold attitude and a set of seductive, versatile pipes. . "
-Anthony Davis Texarkana Gazette

The Forum Newsweekly
"Melody stands poised to take the national stage with a unique style and dynamic performing presence."

The Shreveport times
"She sat in for a set at the Noble Savage Tavern and as soon as she hit
that first chord and that first note, everybody stopped talking and
faces were pointed to the stage."

Dan Garner

The Shreveport Times
"Whether she's playing solo shows or gigs with her band, [Melody] has a
keen ability to translate her emotions about dreams lost and chased
into bluesy, heartfelt, tumultuous vocals."

Michael Pickett
"Hey Melody! Thanks so much for jumping into the 2007 Lake Roosevelt
Musicfest. You were a huge hit up here!! The mayor was sitting around
with some of her volunteers and told me 'we think Melody takes
the prize this year'. It was just a great addition the event and you
made me look really good by just knocking everybody out like that! "

Personal thank you letter from Michael Pickett, promoter of annual Musicfest in Marcus, Washington.

*** Lesson Details ***

SKYPE LESSONS: Since I moved to Pennsylvania from San Diego, I have begun taking all of my lessons from Seth Riggs via Skype. I also maintained almost my entire San Diego student base by teaching via Skype, and in addition starting accepting students from all over the country and the world. I now have a very busy studio with an over 70% Skype student base due to the high demand for SLS technique and a balanced approach to singing instruction.
My youngest Skype student is 4 years old, and I recently held my first Skype Student integrated recital where online students performed live on a big screen from the comfort of their own homes! I'm constantly thinking of new ways to engage students from all corners of the world, create an online studio community, and offer performance and learning opportunities. Skype lessons are a great option for those without access to good vocal technique instructors or those who have tight schedules and prefer not to battle traffic on the way to the voice studio.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard, piano, microphone,

*** Travel Equipment ***
Will travel for:
Studio coaching for artist recording.

*** Specialties ***
Voice: I teach pop, musical theatre, Jazz, rock and blues styles.


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37 Reviews
Profile-location-online Online

Funny and deeply knowledgeable!

Posted Feb 4, 2017
Freija B.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Daughter seemed to enjoy herself!

Posted Jun 1, 2016
Darwin W.
Profile-location-online Online

First lesson was awesome! Melody taught me things that I never knew after 50 years of singing. Looking forward to more lessons!

Posted May 5, 2016
Trevin H.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Trevin had a great first lesson! He can't wait to go back!

Posted Nov 5, 2015
Debbie C.
Profile-location-online Online

She is the greatest teacher! 5 stars just isn't enough! She is very patient, very skilled and I love Melody!

Posted Mar 23, 2015
Nancy A.
Profile-location-online Online

Melody has taught my granddaughter vocal lessons for over three years now. Her technique, along with her vibrant attitude has really helped Lizzie grow as a vocalist. Over the past three years it has been a joy to watch Lizzie perform at recitals and on stage for theater and solos at church. Melody has given Lizzie confidence by instilling the basics of singing and developing her style, technique, stage presence, and much more. Lizzie quickly build a good relationship with Melody and felt very comfortable during lessons. She was consistent with her practice since she took what Melody taught to heart. Lizzie started at 7 years of age and is almost 11, so I know that any young person would benefit from Melody's teaching. I also know that Melody is a great teacher for any age as I have heard her students sing in recitals. We are so very happy to have been connected with Melody and feel confident that Lizzie greatly benefited from her lessons. We love you, Melody!

Posted Mar 20, 2015
Delphine B.
Profile-location-online Online

Melody works with me both on songwriting and singing. She is a dynamic instructor and really cares about each student. Melody works to build confidence of the student so that they can do with their music / singing what they dream of doing. I highly recommend Melody.

Posted Dec 3, 2014
Greg P.
Profile-location-online Online

For years, I had been practicing with Brett Manning's Singing Success CDs. I wasn't really getting anywhere, yet I believed in the course. What I had been missing all those years was a real person with a masterful ear and experience, who could hear and understand "my" voice. I needed personal guidance that could identify exactly what I needed to work on and the correct approach.

When I found Melody, I was thrilled that she was a certified SLS instructor. However, as a 41 year-old male, I wondered if I needed a male instructor to better understand my voice, and also so that I could better understand the instructor's examples.

That concern was wiped away from day 1. She immediately pointed out that I wasn't doing the exercises correctly (even the ones that I thought were easy.) And her explanations and examples put me right on track.

I have 100% faith that Melody is going to help me transform my voice into the voice I have wanted for so long. There is steady improvement already, and I can't wait for each lesson, so that I can show her what I have worked on, and to learn more from her.

Don't pass her up! Her wealth of experience is hard to come by. I feel so lucky that I was able to get a lesson with her before her schedule was completely full!

Posted Oct 29, 2014
Angelica G.
Profile-location-online Online

Melody is amazing. I am picky when it comes to people coaching me and I honestly thought I would not find the right singing teacher. But after only 4 lessons I have to say that Melody is worth every penny. I have seen improvement in my singing already (I have never sang professionally before) and Melody is very patient, knowledgeable, and flexible. She expects you to work hard, but what good instructor wouldn't? You have to do your part and practice, and if you do, I guarantee you will see results.

Posted Oct 29, 2014

Speech Level Singing

I took 2 lessons from Melody just before she moved to Pennsylvania. I knew her through our mutual association with NWEAMO. Before working with Melody, I have taken several classes in Bel Canto and have had a few years of Bel Canto private lessons. Though Canto was never really my style it took me from being incapable of producing a scale to being able to follow a melody. I WISH I took lessons from Melody from the very beginning as this would have saved me from a lot of frustration from learning a style of singing I didn't particularly care for just to not sound tone-deaf. Speech level singing is the way to go if you want to sing in a modern style, or if you want to find your own voice. The cool thing about Melody is that she is very confident which brings out your own confidence. She's kind but direct, personable but not egotistical, and classically educated but open to various approaches. If you live in Pennsylvania, or if you have access to Skype, take lessons from her. She rocks.

Posted Mar 6, 2014


Melody is FANTASTIC! I would (and have) recommend her to anyone. She is an amazing teacher!

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Nicole R.

Great teacher! Highly recommended.

I love taking lessons with Melody. She's very good at assessing problem areas. She's encouraging and easy to work with. I've learned a lot in just a few lessons. I look forward to continuing to work with her.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Delphine B.

Spot On!

Melody is exactly what I was looking for in a music teacher. We Skype our lessons and she has a lesson plan each time we meet and we adhere to that plan. At the end of the lesson we review and discuss what she wants me to do to prepare for the next lesson. Melody is also a delightful person who is sincere and genuine in her desire to help you develop your talent.

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Music Teacher

Melody is not only an immensely talented musician, she has a true gift of being able to share her knowledge with her students. She is able to connect with her students and understand what motivates and inspires each student. Her passion, enthusiasm and love of music are contagious. When we started looking for a vocal teacher for our early teen son Melody was highly recommended and she did not disappoint. I would highly recommend Melody.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Elizabeth V.

Melody is a total genius. Don't hesitate!

I have been looking for a vocal coach who could ACTUALLY fix the challenges with my voice and singing style with rigorous practical technique and training. Melody is one of the few teachers I've encountered who has made a difference in my singing abilities literally with each subsequent lesson. She is super fun and challenging but positive. HIGHLY recommended. :)

Posted Feb 12, 2014
Delphine B.

Heaven's gift to budding musicians/vocalists!

Melody is an awesome instructor. She is prepared with specific lesson plans. She works with your strengths as well as your weaknesses and gives you the "tools" to develop your craft.

Posted Jan 25, 2014
Samantha K.

Melody is a great teacher!

She knows exactly what she is talking about and she doesn't make you feel pressured to be perfect. She is also one of the nicest people I have ever met!

Posted Oct 31, 2013
Desna D.

She was very informative

Although I have only had one lesson with Melody, she was very professional. She gave great tips on my voice. Not only was she able to tell me what needed to be corrected of my voice but, she also was able to tell me what was positive about my voice, which gave me confidence to continue on my singing career. She was very personal and kind. I think that I have found a great teacher to get me where my voice needs to be out. I very much recommend her.

Posted Apr 18, 2013
Nancy A.

Singing Lessons with Melody

I couldn't have found a more perfect singing teacher for Lizzie than Melody. Melody is very much "in-tune" with Lizzie's needs and ability. Lizzie wants to practice each week so that she does her best for Melody. Melody is always prompt for lessons and delivers a great lesson in just 30 minutes. While I am writing this review, Lizzie is practicing joyfully for next week's lesson. She looks forward to spending time with Melody and learning as much as she can. I would definately recommend Melody for any age.
Melody is very professional with a wonderful personality.

Posted Feb 21, 2013

Melody knows her stuff!!!

Not only does Melody know vocal technique, she has a teaching style that encourages the student to go to the next level. My daughters are taking lessons with Melody, and I am so impressed, I may take lessons, too!

Posted May 31, 2012


Melody is professional, encouraging and an excellent teacher. My girls love her!

Posted Dec 27, 2011

We love Melody...

She has been so wonderful with my daughter Jaidyn. She makes her feel comfortable and confident when she is singing. She's the best!!

Posted Dec 12, 2011

Feedback for Melody M.

Melody is a wonderful teacher. She has a unique teaching style. She can isolate a specific issue and by using many different vocal drills, she helps the student to understand, then change and develop in a way that best suits their singing purposes.

Posted May 8, 2011

Melody is the best!

I've been taking voice lessons since I was 8 yrs-old. Melody is by far the most relatable and knowledgeable that I've had. She has such an enthusiasm for music and really wants to help you improve.I am truly enjoying lessons with her!

Posted May 3, 2011


melody is amazingly awesome. i have so much fun with her. she really knows what she s doing and is patient, understanding, and incredibly accommodating. she s just great.

Posted Apr 26, 2011

I Highly Recommend Melody

I was nervous about taking voice lessons but Melody put me at ease right away! She has helped me to be more confident and relaxed. She is very knowledgeable and really cares about her students. I always leave my lesson smiling!

Posted Mar 5, 2011

Melody is fantastic!

Melody is an absolutely fantastic teacher. I have been involved in private lessons, music courses, and outside music events and never in my life have I enjoyed learning this much. Within one lesson I was able to play chords to an entire song and sing along comfortably. Melody is truly an amazing teacher and expert, I am confident that Melody can teach anyone that is wiling to learn. I couldn't be happier than having Melody as my teacher!

Posted Feb 11, 2011

5 Stars, Put Your Hands Up!!!

Melody is an AMAZING instructor! From the moment we met I knew there was something special about my new instructor and I just knew that my lessons were going to be fantastic! Melody has the musical knowledge of a great voice instructor but quite possibly, what's even better, is that she has the passion to inspire! And last but certainly not least, Melody wants nothing but the best for her students and wants to see them succeed! I have found a phenomenal voice teacher, thank you TakeLessons!

Posted Feb 8, 2011

Voice Lessons

Melody has been a fabulous instructor! She's very knowledgeable and I felt comfortable right from the start! She has helped improve my singing in just a couple of weeks and makes the class fun! I'm glad I chose Melody!

Posted Jan 27, 2011

Ms Jodie Wankmuller

my daughter LOVED melody very professional and fabulous voice coach would definately recommend her to anyone!!!

Posted Dec 14, 2010

Melody is AWESOME!!!!

My 10 year old son had the best experience with Melody as an Instructor! She is very kind and patient & super talented ! If you are looking for awesome, you found it!

Posted Oct 21, 2010

from the moment we met, I knew this was gonna be an experience to appreciate for a long time. your knowledge and personality combine to instill a real desire to pursue my goals. thankyou Melody, for making the blues music happen for me!

Posted Aug 25, 2010


Melody was encouraging and inspiring. Singing was a bit intimidating to me and it immediately became fun and exciting exploring the voice, learning to relax, use the head voice... I feel so much got done in just three short lessons, and cannot wait to continue the saga one day when my finances give me the go. She is truly a gifted and versatile teacher, and totally wants to help her students on their level, apply what they learn to what inspires them. Thanks for getting this journey started Melody!

Posted Aug 11, 2010

5 stars!

After having Melody for a year, I have to say that I have made great progress compared to where I was before hand. She is a great teacher: both skilled at her trade as well as flexible and able to work around my needs as a student. She is also fun and supportive of my goals. Great find in a teacher!

Posted Jun 18, 2010

So thankful I found melody:)

Melody is a wonderful teacher who is patient and explains things well. My lessons are my weekly highlights.

Posted Jul 4, 2009

Fantastic teacher

I've only taken 3 lessons from her but I can already tell she's a fantastic teacher. she listens to my concerns and adjusts the lessons to fit my learning style. I've learned way more than I thought possible at this point.

Posted May 30, 2009

Melody is fabulous. She engages Spencer and has him enjoying music more than ever. Melody is fun, teaches well and brings out the best in Spence.

Posted Apr 22, 2009

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B.A. Music
Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

San Diego State University


Speech Level Singing Level 1.5
Jan 2013

SLS International

Speech Level Singing makes singing as natural and easy as speaking. Used by more than 120 Grammy winners and developed by Seth Riggs, legendary vocal coach to the stars, SLS produces an effortless, powerful and expressive voice.
Speech Level Singing Level 1
Jan 2012

SLS International

Speech Level Singing makes singing as natural and easy as speaking. Used by more than 120 Grammy winners and developed by Seth Riggs, legendary vocal coach to the stars, SLS produces an effortless, powerful and expressive voice.
Pi Kappa Lambda
May 2011

Eta Theta Chapter

The purpose of this Society is to provide an organization dedicated to the furtherance of music in education and education in music in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, which offer music degree programs in one or more fields. Admission into the society is selective and based on academic achievement.


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May 1997


Most Flexible Performer
Jun 1996


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