Melody Sons

Melody S.

Macomb, MI

About Melody S.

Background check: Last verified 12/09/2016
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Melody teaches: Females 3 to 60
Males 4 to 16
Teaching since: March 1990
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

​ Every student is unique and individuals rely on different learning styles. The teaching method of Melody is adjusted to fit the needs and desires of the student, characterizing a plan based around their individual strengths, weaknesses, and music goals. While the focus is founded on teaching the basic fundamentals and developing good technique, the lesson is equally invested in helping students discover and reveal their special and unique musicality. Students recital is held for family and friends, when students can share the musical skills and achievements they have developed.

Melody offers a range of experience, genuine enthusiasm for music, and adaptive teaching method to help you develop towards your individual musical goals. She is here to guide you through your musical journey and infuse the wonders of music into your world. Visit her website at http://melodysons.musicteachershelper.com

Photos and Videos

She has been practicing "Do you want to build a snowman?". When we looked outside it was snowing! Timely piece! Selfie time too!

Experience

Individual Piano Instructor
Sep 2016 - Present
Evola Music, USA

Individual Piano Instructor
Jan 2016 - Jun 2016
Parks and Recreation Sherwood Community Center, USA

Piano and Voice Instructor
Nov 2013 - May 2016
Music and Arts, USA

Pianist/Accompanist
Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
Indiana University Southeast Community Chorus

Voice Teacher
Sep 2008 - Dec 2011
United World College of Southeast Asia, Singapore

Founder Owner, Piano and Voice Teacher
Jan 2009 - Mar 2011
Teklado Musik Pte.Ltd., Singapore

Individual Piano and Voice Teacher, Piano Class Instructor
Jan 2007 - Dec 2008
Kawai Music School, Singapore

Assistant Choir Conductor
Sep 2005 - Dec 2006
Singapore Local Schools (see description)

CHIJ St. Nicholas Secondary Girls School
Fairfield Methodist Secondary School
Tanjong Katong Secondary Girls School
Singapore Chinese Girls School

Founder Owner, Music Director, Teacher
Apr 1998 - May 2006
Teklado School of Music, Philippines

Choir Director
Apr 1996 - May 2001
Government Choral Institutions, Philippines (see description)

Philippine Rice Institute Choir, 1998 to 2001.
Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources Choir, 1998 to 1999.
Research and Extension of Central Luzon State University, 1996 to 1998.
Bureau of Post Harvest and Research Extension Choir, 1996.

Education

Master of Arts (M.A.), Church Music - Choral Conducting
Jun 1994 - May 1995
Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Music Education, Piano, Choral Conducting, Voice
Jun 1988 - May 1993
Santa Isabel Conservatory of Music, Philippines

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Tagalog
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate in Piano
Dec 2011
Trinity Guildhall - Trinity College of London

Certificate in Piano
Aug 2011
Associated Board of the Royal School of Music

Awards

Service Award
May 2003
Teklado School of Music, Philippines
The First Choral Conducting Female Recitalist,
Mar 1993
Santa Isabel Conservatory of Music, Philippines

Affiliations

Michigan Music Association
Jun 2016

Michigan Music Association was founded in 1967 as a non-profit, educational organization to perpetuate through high standards an annual competition for students in the state of Michigan. Its goals are to provide the public the opportunity to hear students in competition, to uphold a high standard in music education, provide a public outlet for the artistic talent of music students, and most importantly to help students gain the experience and confidence to develop their musical talents.

National Federation of Music Clubs
Sep 2014

Since its founding in 1898, the NFMC has grown into one of the world’s largest music organizations with club and individual members of all ages. The NFMC is chartered by the Congress of the United States, and is the only music organization member of the United Nations. NFMC provides opportunities for musical study, performance and appreciation to more than 200,000 senior, student and junior members in 6,500 music-related clubs and organizations nationwide. Members are professional and amateur musicians, vocalists, composers, dancers, performing artists, arts and music educators, music students, generous music patrons and benefactors, and music lovers of all ages.

Virginia Music Teachers Association
Sep 2014

The mission of MTNA is to advance the value of music study and music making in society and to support the professionalism of music teachers. The mission is accomplished by members who teach with competence, act with integrity, volunteer services to MTNA programs, provide professional support for colleagues and communities, and comply with all laws and regulations that impact the music teaching profession. The mission calls for an ethical commitment to students, to colleagues, and to society.

Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2014

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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Jackie Jan 15, 2017
· Piano · In studio
I am an adult and took piano lessons from Melody. I was very pleased with the experience and felt that the instruction was great. She was very patient which was helpful because I would feel nervous playing sometimes. Lessons started on time which was helpful given my busy schedule. Overall very enjoyable.
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Eva Jan 5, 2017
· Piano · In studio
My son was 5 years old when he began piano lessons with Ms. Melody. Each week, he was eager to go to the lessons and always had big smile on his face after the lessons. Through the lessons, he learned how to read music notes and play songs beautifully at recitals. Ms. Melody is fun and firm in teaching. She’s the perfect teacher to unlock a child’s potential. We really appreciate Ms. Melody for opening music to our son and our family.
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Jenny Jan 5, 2017
· Piano · In home
Ms. Melody was my son's first piano teacher. She was excellent at establishing the foundations to make him enjoy the lessons and want to learn more. Based on his baseline understanding, he continues to grow and enjoy music. Thank you to Ms. Melody for her experience and patience.
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Samantha Jan 4, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Ms. Melody was always very patient with me. She learned the way I played and accommodated to help me improve personally. During the two years that she was my piano teacher, my skills greatly improved. Playing the piano became more simple and music often came naturally. She is incredibly skilled and caring towards all her students, and I was lucky enough to be one of them. I was very sad when I found out she was moving out of my state and would no longer be my piano teacher. Ms. Melody is an amazing woman and her new students will be excited to learn to play the piano.
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Claudia Morales Jan 4, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Ms Melody is a professional piano teacher with great dedication and ability to work with children. In 2016, Ms Melody taught my then, 6 year old son. It was his first attempt at playing piano and Ms Melody was patient and at the same time held him accountable for practicing at home. My son played four pieces at the Spring recital. He felt accomplished and proud. It was under Ms Melody guidance that he developed love for playing piano.
Ms Melody Spring Recital was so professionally done. She takes her job very seriously and as a mom, I appreciate her effort and energy in teaching my son.
Thank you Ms Melody!
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Rose Jan 3, 2017
· Piano · In home
Melody is an inspiring piano teacher. She wasn't only complete the lesson, she makes sure my daughter understood the theory and played correctly.
She adjusted the lesson plan according to the kid's needs. My daughter loves the tools and tricks, she brought in, to help remembering notes.
She really takes pride in teaching music, it shows in the recitals of all her students.
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Felix Jan 2, 2017
· Piano · In studio
I had the good fortune of sending my younger daughter to Ms.Melody for piano lessons.

I don't know where to begin, since she has many qualities!

From a knowledge perspective, she is very technical, articulate and knows her stuff. She has certificates from both ABRSM and Trinity and so is well versed
with the technicalities and syllabi of those exam boards. She is not only a pianist but plays the guitar and is a voice coach.

But where she distinguishes herself is when she is engaged in teaching the children.

She is a good instructor and has the ability to change, adapt and customize lessons to each children's needs. She is friendly, but firm when needed and the kids love her. Her pleasant, friendly demeanor and easily approachable nature endears her to children and adult like. She inspires and instills confidence in children, so music lessons with Ms.Melody are never boring or tiresome for children.

We were sorry to see her move to Michigan but Virginia's loss is Michigan's gain!
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Yumi Jan 2, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Melody is a wonderful teacher and not only has the patience to teach little ones but also has the right approach to get them interested in music. My daughter always looked forward to the weekly lessons and we were sad when she moved. We know that she'll continue to bring other families lots of joy and musical success! You won't be disappointed with Melody!
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Diana Jan 1, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Melody was my daughter's (age 5) first piano teacher. She was kind and patient with her. She also supplied great materials to enhance her learning. We were so sad to see her move away. Any student would be lucky to have her as a teacher!
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Lisa Jan 1, 2017
· Piano · In studio
My daughter had the privilege of taking piano lessons with Ms. Melody for about a year and a half. Melody was patient and kind and made my daughter's first experience with music lessons enjoyable and productive. We were sad when Melody moved away, but our loss is your gain! Trust me, this is the teacher you have been looking for.
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