Learn to Sing with Melody Music Studios


Voice lessons at Melody Music Studios

Voice Lessons and instruction - Learn how to play At Melody Music Studios, Voice lessons are fun yet challenging. Our Voice lessons are tailored for the individual for his/her pace and musical styles, whether the student is interested in traditional or by ear Voice lessons.  Traditional lessons include technique, exercises, music reading skills and studying specific songs.  To learn by ear includes music theory, ear exercises and improvisation.
For Voice instruction we create a positive, you can do it environment and offer styles and songs that are fun and easy to learn while setting the foundation for future lessons. As a student develops, we begin to challenge them with more difficult songs, styles, scales and exercises.

Recitals

MMS offers annual recitals for students that are wanting to share their musical journey with family, friends and fellow students.  This is a great time to encourage each other and have a great time.  Refreshments are served after each performance and a time to get to know each other!   Click the link above for all the details in your city!

Voice Lessons in home or instructor’s studio

At Melody Music Studios, your Voice lessons are not only fun and challenging, but convenient as well with our in home service, or you can choose an instructor’s home studio in a convenient location near you.

Professsional instructors

Since Melody Music Studios screens each applicant on several points including Voice training, ability, personality, reliability and teaching style, you can be assured of getting a professional, qualified Voice instructor.  We hire only those with the best scores and highest level of training and teaching skills, as well as fun and upbeat personalities.  We also check references and do a full background check on each instructor.

Satisfaction guaranteed

Since Melody Music Studios offers a week grace period after the first lesson to decide if the student and instructor are a good match, we gurantee that you’ll be happy or the student can ask for another instructor or cancel during this week grace period.  If you’re not happy with the lesson, that lesson is free!    We personally guarantee your satisfaction and the highest degree of personal service.

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Meet our new instructor Wilson in Florida!


Wilson got his first exposure to virtuosic playing in high school, playing in the jazz band and forming his own rock and punk rock bands. He then graduated from the University of FL in Gainesville, FL in 2015 with a bachelor in Music History, concentration in Ethnomusicology. It also included four years of private instruction on guitar and theory courses, as well as performing in the acclaimed Brazilian music ensemble. It was then that Wilson started his own publishing company for his original works, and he began teaching, maintaining a studio of up to 25 students. After college, Wilson studied finger-style guitar under world-renowned classical guitarist. Along with guitar, Wilson also teaches and performs on bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele, drums, banjo, voice, and piano/keyboard. His training on bass guitar includes an extensive experience composing and gigging with bands, in a variety of styles such as rock, blues, jazz, funk, reggae, samba, and alternative, and he has applied his knowledge of classical and Brazilian guitar techniques to the bass. He offers both 4 and 6 string electric bass lessons, and is currently developing a curriculum for extended techniques, such as slap bass and two-hand tapping. For mandolin, Wilson has lots of gigging experience, street performance, and home study, and offers styles from the Appalachian music, blue grass, and other folk styles, as well as all contemporary styles, with techniques like strumming, flat-picking, and tremolo playing. For the ukulele, Wilson is primarily self-taught and studied on his own, and specializes in folk and blues ukulele, but can also offer jazz and pop. On the banjo (5 string), Wilson is again primarily self-taught and studied on his own with method books. Wilson offers an entry level on piano and keyboard. His training was at the University of Florida in their piano course required for all music majors. He offers traditional and by ear (chords and improv). Wilson often uses the piano as a tool for music theory, no matter what instrument the student is learning. Along with all the music courses at UF, he was trained in voice and offers sight-singing, breath control, pitch-matching, reading, and diction, and offers all contemporary styles on voice. With whatever instrument the student is learning, songwriting can also be included in the student’s education if preferred. Wilson has been writing since the early 2000’s, and his passion is helping people express their own experiences in song. Lessons in songwriting includes thought-organization exercises for music and lyric writing, as well as studies in music theory. Wilson has been teaching since 2010, and offers any style(s) the student is interested in.MMSWilson

Our instructor Melanie has completed studies in vocal pathologies….


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Melanie holds a Bachelor in Music Education with a Voice Primary, from the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, graduating in 2004. She also completed additional studies in the diagnosis and correction of vocal pathologies, the study of vocal disease. Melanie began her involvement in music at the age of nine, beginning with private piano training, that quickly led to singing in choral ensembles in school. During high school, she performed in musicals, conducted high school choirs, performed at church, weddings, and funerals, and began teaching ear training and sight singing. She was chosen for the NH Concert and Jazz All State choir. During college, Melanie sang at the Lincoln Center with Westminster Choir College Chorale, and began teaching in 2004 for private lessons as well as chorus, music theory, general music, guitar, and piano in both public and private schools. Her styles include classical, Broadway, jazz, pop, gospel, country, and folk.

Festival Fun- Artist Check in & ID


Festivals are different animals than traditional club dates. Be sure you ask these questions in your advance conversation.

Where is Artist Check In? Generally, Artist Check In is where you’ll pick up laminates, food coupons, and all information about the festival. Advance your show to find our where Artist Check In is located and if you need an advance parking pass to access this area.

2. What are credentials/laminates?- What you’ll wear around your neck to identify you. Press, Backstage, ARTIST, hospitality, staff, etc. Laminates often double as your meal ticket for catering. Be sure you are wearing a laminate at all times.

 

 

Love for instructor, Drew!


 

 

MMS- Music note“This studio has been great. My nephew had been taking lessons somewhere prior to going to Melody Music Studios and I felt as if we were pounding our heads against the wall. Drew has done a great job pulling out his natural and giving him a desire to learn and practice. My Nephew is sometimes very hard to draw in. Drew has been an answer to prayer! Thank you Melody Music Studios!!”

10 Tips to Keep the Sizzle in Summer Music Lessons


The sun is shining the birds are chirping and your child with the musical muse is just not feeling like devoting any time to lessons today. The lazy days of summer don’t have to mean a lackadaisical attitude about practicing music. Here are MMS’s top ten tips to keep your young musician’s practice routine sizzling during the summer!

1. Keep your child’s instrument handy. A closed guitar case tucked under a bed is not very motivating. Keep the instrument out, tuned and ready to play.

2. Realize summer means lots of kids in your home. Organize a concert for the neighborhood. Little ones can make signs and big kids can create programs. Making the “concert” a week-long project will most certainly motivate your young musician to rehearse.

3. Summer vacations often mean time at cabins, condos or even camping. If it’s not possible to take your main instrument, consider purchasing inexpensive flutes, percussion instruments or penny whistles. Anything to keep the practice of music and rhythm a daily occurence is great.

4. Create a point system with rewards for your child. Practicing for 5 minutes is equal to 10 points. When a child reaches 100 points (50 minutes of practice) allow them to choose a small reward for their effort.

5. Call day cares and nursing homes in your area and inquire about your child performing during the summer. Your young musician can get valuable performance experience and enrich the lives of others.

6. There are always special events during the summer. Backyard BBQs,  ice cream socials, parties and pool events. These events are always looking for volunteer entertainment. Your young rocker can gain valuable stage experience!

7. Practice in pairs. Before the end of regular school year lessons for your musician, ask their instructor about other students who play the same instrument and are at or close to your child’s skill level. Contact parents and organize practice play dates.

8. Encourage your future musician to form a garage band. Noise may be an issue but if “band practice” is scheduled for only an hour a few times a week, the neighbors shouldn’t complain. Encourage your child and his band mates to learn about the music business, booking, promoting, etc. Even small kids can learn the business behind making music by creating posters, tickets and brochures for upcoming  “shows”.

9. Make practice fun by encouraging a “dress rehearsal”. Drag out some fancy duds, sparkly shoes and crazy hats. Build a makeshift “stage” from cardboard and add accessories likes amps and speakers made of boxes. It’s a fun way to explore the backstage world of production.

10. REMEMBER IT IS SUMMER and that means a break in the usual routines of school and lessons. Be flexible with kids’ practice schedules but think of ways to incorporate practicing lessons into summer fun. Keep music ever-present in your daily routines and your kids will maintain their practice chops right into fall!

Lee teaches voice, guitar, piano, songwriting and other musical disciplines


My name is Lee and I teach voice, guitar, piano, songwriting and other disciplines. I am a coach, consultant and mentor to young and older, up and coming performing artists. I have been a professional opera singer, musical theatre performer and touring recording artist and have done all of this for the last 25 years.

My high school experience with my mentor Bruce Lesley, sealed the deal for my desires to be a professional performer…coupled with my upbringing as the son of Dennis Bailey, a world renowned operatic tenor. The lead roles and solos I had in high school sparked the flame that has never gone out.

I have 5 studio recordings: “My Heart’s Passion Volume I & II” (Sacred Music Collection), “After The Show” (Broadway Musical Theatre), “Noel” & “Advent” (Christmas) & my new album, “5 Days” (my first album of original contemporary rock/pop material).

I will be doing concert dates this summer, fall and winter in support of my albums: “5 Days” and “Advent.”

My number one practice tip? Spend quality, on purpose, time with your craft. Your art is passion and requires the time to build a relationship with it. Spend time with what you love and that love will grow.

Currently I am listening to a variety of music including: U2’s “Songs of Innocence” and The Cure and Coldplay and I am studying
Ralph Vaughan Williams’: “Songs of Travel” and Franz Schubert’s: “Die Schöne Müllerin (The Miller’s Daughter) which will be my next cd.

I constantly write music and have several songs completed for my next contemporary Rock/Folk album entitled: 333 that should go into production at the beginning of 2017.

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