Want to understand audio engineering? Take lessons from Andre!


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Andre holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition and Audio Engineering, concentration in piano at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX in 2015. Before that, he graduated from the Mountain View College in Dallas, TX in 2012 with an Associate in Arts, Field of Study in Music. Andre has been playing piano since he was four. Since then, he’s picked up several other instruments including guitar, voice, bass, percussion, drums, and flute. Throughout school, he played in multiple bands, performing in numerous venues. Andre has been teaching since 2009, offering both English and Spanish lessons, and he offers pop, rock, progressive metal, acoustic, electronic, classical styles.

Roland graduated from Berklee with a BA in Music Production!


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Roland graduated from the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, MA with a Bachelor in Music Production & Engineering/Electronic Production. He has been playing and performing the drums since the early 2000’s, and continues to perform regularly in the NYC area. On piano, Roland began by teaching himself, than continued his studies while at Berklee College, taking piano, music theory, and songwriting courses. He’s been teaching since 2008, and offers pop, rock, blues, jazz, funk, fusion, gospel, hip-hop, electronic, and Latin styles.

Kathi’s best Practice Tips


Repeat troubled spots immediately
The sooner you go back and play the difficult spots again, the more you will retain. I call this “repeat before the glue dries”. Because there are different levels of retention, this is another reason why going back to the very beginning of a piece does not help you correct the errors or improve your playing. For most adults, you can remember the Pledge of Allegiance, because as a child you said it every day for years. So even now when you probably haven’t said it for a long while, you can still recite it. This is because you’ve learned it at a deeper level. Practicing a part over and over but doing it consecutively is the best way to retain what you’ve learned or corrected and sets what you’ve learned to that same deep level Tips

In home, in studio or Skype lessons at your convenience


In home lessons
or instructor’s home/professional studio
Melody Music Studios offers convenient, in home lessons for busy parents and adults. This is especially nice for piano and drum lessons, so the student can take lessons right on their own instrument.For students that prefer to go outside for lessons, we also offer individual home or professional studios. Melody Music Studios carefully monitors the instructor’s home studio and sets guidelines the instructors must maintain to make sure it’s safe and comfortable. The advantage to having a home studio versus going to a large studio or store for lessons is that it’s clear from distraction from other lessons going on around you, and you don’t have the sales pressure of buying from the store when you walk in.

Meet our new instructor Amber!


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Amber graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in Willaimsburg, KY in 2007 with a Bachelors in Music Education with a vocal emphasis. She has been singing since the age of three, and participated in choirs all through school. Amber has been teaching privately since 2007, and at a high school choir and the drama program for three years. She also headed a children’s musical theater program and performed in numerous musicals and plays. Along with teaching, Amber is currently pursuing a career as an artist/singer-songwriter with her band. Amber offers country, pop, rock, jazz, R&B, blues, classical, Broadway, opera, arias (various languages), folk, and bluegrass styles, as well as songwriting, acting/stage presence and small vocal group settings.

Considering show choir or spring band?


Our instructors are not only instructors, but are excellent coaches!

We can help you develop the vocal or musical skills you need to pass any audition. Melody Music Studios also has instructors that can council you in music business and the recording industry. Visit our website today at

http://melodymusicstudios.com

Our vocal coach Jennifer begin her career as a Mouseketeer


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Jennifer began her career at age 10 as a Mouseketeer on all 7 seasons of The Disney Channel’s “New Mickey Mouse Club”. Jennifer graduated with honors from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in 1999, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Undergraduate Drama. For the last 20 years, Jennifer has performed in concerts all over the world, and also returned to Disney to perform in EPCOT Center’s “American Vybe” a capella group and Animal Kingdom’s “Tarzan Rocks!” show, as well as to coach high school choral groups as a Disney Clinician for “Disney’s Magic Music Days”. Jennifer has been a studio/session singer since age 10, a songwriter since age 16, and a worship leader in FL and TN. Jennifer has been teaching since 2001, her styles including Pop, R&B, Blues, Country, Musical Theater, Rock, Gospel, Jazz, and basic Opera (warm ups based on classical technique

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