Missy MacQuarrie

Missy M.

Goodlettsville, TN
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Missy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6+

Teaching since:
March 2004

Missy is a multi-talented vocalist and vocal coach experienced in guitar and piano. Since graduating from world-renowned Berklee College of Music in 2003, Missy has performed live with bands (San Diego Indie Music Fest, CBGB's) and as a solo·acoustic artist across the country, as well as teaching private lessons in voice, piano, and guitar. Graduating as a Professional Music Major, Missy focused on Music Business and Songwriting and uses this background·in addition to Music Theory to help·her students to become well-rounded musicians. As a professional musician, Missy has worked as a back-up vocalist (Nashville Star/ American Idol Kristin Macnamara, Ashlee Hewitt), acoustic guitarist (Katie Armiger, Cold River Records), demo-singer, and a contracted songwriter (Megatraxx, LA). Missy studied under top-notch vocal coach, Mark Baxter (Aerosmith, Goo Goo Dolls, Journey) and utilizes Baxter's techniques in conjunction with her own to help singers of all levels and styles.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am here to teach you at the pace that works best for you! Everyone is different and everyone likes different styles of music- I try to cater to that as much as possible. I will always set the expectation bar as high as you're willing to go.

For piano, when teaching in books, I normally go for the Faber! For guitar, various renditions of Hal Leonard, and for voice, The Rock and Roll Singer's Survival Manual. If you feel that you're better suited to learn primarily by ear or without the specific training of instruction books, let me know and we can pursue alternatives.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Great room setup for lessons with keyboard and instruments. Parents can sit in on lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Mark Baxter (Steven Tyler, Steve Perry vocal coach) method- geared toward pop/rock/country/blues.

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Private Lesson Instructor
Jun 2004 - Present

Private lessons for Voice, beginner Piano and Guitar since 2004. Thousands of lessons given, hundreds of students over the years including Rachel Brown and Paul Mitchell (America's Got Talent). Taught local to Nashville at World Music Nashville, Grand Staff Music, Virginia's Music Center, Music and Arts Hendersonville, TN. Currently teaching from home studio and online.

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BM Professional Music
Jan 2000 - May 2003
Berklee College of Music
Aug 1999 - Dec 1999
Boston University


Limited Proficiency


B.M. Professional Music
May 2003
Berklee College of Music


May 2003
Berklee College of Music


Jan 2004

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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Photos & Videos

"Mad World" by Gary Jules, vocals by Missy MacQuarrie, Demetri Papanicolau (student), Chad LaMarsh.  Three part harmony jams!
"Don't Think Twice, Its Alright" Bob Dylan cover, guitar & vocal
"To Make You Feel My Love" by Bob Dylan.  Guitar & Vocal
Photo by Missy M.

Singing "Baby, I Love You" by Aretha Franklin with the hubs on guitar for this one.
Stupid Boy cover, guitar & vocal
"Rhiannon" by Fleetwood Mac with the hubs on guitar.
Photo by Missy M.

Photo by Missy M.
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3 Reviews

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Jacob S. Feb 19, 2014
Singing ·

Missy is a great teacher!

Missy has been very helpful, and I started seeing almost immediate improvement in my vocal range, which ultimately led to greater confidence. She is fun to work with and talk to. She not only gives vocal exercises and tricks, but explains the reasons for doing them, how they're going to help. I reccomend her as highly as possible!!!

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Doug S. Feb 4, 2014
Piano ·

Great teacher for multiple instruments

This instructor has a solid foundation in music theory which can help students of all skill levels and instrument choice...including voice. I have already benefited from her expertise on both piano and voice as instruments, as well as general music concepts like voice leading, use of scale, tonal variation and dynamic. Very easy to understand and work with. I have no reservations about recommending this instructor.

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Wayne S. May 3, 2013
Singing ·

great local talent

Missy is very professional and provides some interesting pointers, (HeHe), not laughing. I expect to gain much ability from her input. I am a beginner singer, but elderly. I believe Missy will be able to extend my vocal range. I entered a singing contest last year for the first time and this is why I have chosen to get some lessons. See you on the Ryman stage in the latter part of this year.

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