Sara Melson

Sara M.

Los Angeles, CA
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Sara delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2000

I'm a professional musician, singer, songwriter, and recording artist. I have released three records and have been signed to Nettwerk Records and Secret Road Music. My songs have been featured on Grey's Anatomy and in a national Chevy commercial, which ran during the Winter Olympics. My main instruments are piano, guitar, and of course, vocals.

I have been teaching music for almost two decades, having started as an elementary school music teacher. Since that time, between recording and touring with my band, I have developed a thriving teaching career working privately with students of all ages, from as young as 4 years old, to adults, and everything in between.

While I'm currently a pop and folk songwriter, my early training is in classical piano, so I greatly enjoy teaching students to read music and to play classical pieces. However, many students come to me simply wanting to accompany themselves singing contemporary songs or pop and jazz standards -- or even learn to compose their own songs! For this approach, I use a tried and true method of fingering techniques and scales, chord patterns and shapes, and ear training. In this case, reading notes is not necessary, and you will quickly progress over only a few months to playing simple arrangements of popular songs of your choice.

Students who come to my house in the Hollywood Hills will find a welcoming, creative home teaching studio and will enjoy a reduced class rate. Traveling to you will be a bit more. Online classes are always an option. I look forward to guiding you - or your child - on a new and exciting musical adventure that will last a lifetime!

See you soon :),
Sara

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Experience

Teacher - Piano and Guitar
Feb 2009 - Present
Self

Thriving private clientele ranging in age from 4 to adults. Beginners welcome. Both in-person and online lessons available.

Singer-Songwriter
Sep 2007 - Present
Sara Melson Music

Piano and guitar-based songs that blur the boundaries between rock, folk, pop, country and Americana.

Recording Artist
Sep 2007 - Jan 2009
Nettwerk Records

Released debut album on Nettwerk Records. Songs featured in numerous film and TV shows including Grey's Anatomy and a national Chevy commercial.

Music Teacher
Sep 2005 - Dec 2007
LILA School, Silverlake, Los Angeles

Taught music to elementary school students, kindergarten through 5th grade.

Education

BA, English, summa cum laude
Sep 1986 - Jun 1990
Harvard University

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