Meet our banjo, mando, guitar instructor Dennis in Dallas!

Dennis Dennis attended the Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, CO for one year, then transferred to Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO with a Music Therapy major for two years. He has been playing and performing professionally on the Banjo since 1973, including playing for shows in Branson, MO, and in 1981 took second place in the national Banjo contest. In 1997-98 Dennis was the head of the Guitar Department at College of the Ozarks in Branson Mo. He’s been teaching since 1975 and teaches banjo, guitar, mandolin and classical guitar, and his styles include bluegrass, country, country rock and intermediate classical guitar.Personality rating: EasygoingDennis has been teaching with Melody Music Studios since:  3/23/2011 Want to start lessons with this instructor? Click here Age: 50’s. Lessons offered: in either student’s home or personal studio. Click link for google map: North Dallas near Lyndon B Johnson Fwy and Midway Rd
Travels up to 30 miles
Studio description: Home studio approximately 10×15 ft in size
Small groups available
Equipment: Gibson Banjo, Collings Guitar, Weber Mandolin, and protools and my Mac laptop for recordings   

Meet our Sunnyvale CA instructor Michelle!

Michelle Michelle received her Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2001, followed by her Master’s in Opera Performance from the University of Maryland Opera Studio in College Park in 2004. Michelle has been teaching since 2007 and performing professionally since 1998, singing principal and supporting roles, as well as singing with professional choruses, in opera, musical theater, and cabaret. While she is a classical vocalist by trade, Michelle has experience singing jazz, pop, and sacred music, as well as conducting. She has won scholarships and awards in vocal competitions since 1998. Michelle currently performs as an opera / oratorio singer in the Bay Area and all across the United States.Personality rating: Outgoing

Michelle has been teaching with Melody Music Studios since:  6/1/2011

American’s Got Talent, Hannah? Listen to this!

Our instructor Pam is making headlines!

Clarence Clemons (via Alunatunes’s Weblog) (via Alunatunes’s Weblog)

Clarence Clemons  (via Alunatunes's Weblog) "I have no agenda — just to be loved. Somebody said to me, `Whenever somebody says your name, a smile comes to their face.' That's a great accolade. I strive to keep it that way." -Clarence Clemons 1942-2011 Fall 1975 found me in NYC, on a high school graduation trip organized by my uncle. It was the first time I had traveled by air. It was the first time I had actually been away from the small town where I was raised. It was … Read More

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Charlsey in Nashville teaches Voice, Piano and Guitar!

Charlsey Charlsey graduated from Lee University in Cleveland, TN in 2003 with a vocal performance degree and a 3.4 GPA. She’s been teaching since 2001. Charlsey teaches voice, piano and guitar. While at the university, she was assistant director of the Children’s Chorale and has performed in many shows, including The King and I, Grease, and Guys and Dolls, to name a few. She’s also performed in choirs, opera workshops, and has recorded with top professional musicians. Charlsey was a semi-finalist in a national competition for voice.Personality rating: Outgoing, personable yet laid back.

Charlsey has been teaching with Melody Music Studios since:  3/17/2005

Our instructor Nicole in Columbia TN rocks!

Nicole Nicole attended MTSU in Murfreesboro, TN for Entrepreneurship part time for 5 years. She began the Suzuki method for violin when she was six years old and studied privately until attending college. In high school she played in the Nashville Youth Orchestra, and later the Curb Youth Symphony. She performed in MTSU’s orchestra. Though classically trained through Suzuki, Nicole has also played and performed in an Irish and folk music band where she improvised melodies on the violin. Nicole also studied guitar in high school and college. Nicole has been teaching since 2011 for violin and guitar. For guitar she offers acoustic basic (strumming, chords, posture), light classical finger picking scales, and for violin, light classical folk/Irish posture and technique.

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