Downtown Philly! Our piano teacher David has toured the world

David David, studio artist, pianist, and coach, began studying piano at the age 13. He was chosen to be in a special class for talented young musicians in high school. After high school, he graduated from the Taipei National University of Arts in Taipei City, Taiwan. After that, he received his postgraduate diploma in Piano Performance and Master’s degree from the Birmingham Conservatoire. While at the Conservatoire, he gave solo recitals at concert halls and at various churches. At that time, he also continued to study under a professor at the Petersburg Conservatory in Russia. He has participated in numerous master classes, and won first prize at the Pingtung City Piano Competition and Diplomas at the National Taiwan Piano Competition. As a chamber musician and accompanist, he collaborated with many outstanding chamber music groups and soloists in Taiwan and in UK. He has also performed in Taiwan, Malaysia, Canada, Russia, USA and United Kingdom. In 2009, he gave the recitals/concerts in Iowa and New York City’s Carnegie Hall. In 2009 and 2010, David was the staff accompanist in the Interlochen International summer Camp. He has also been the accompanist for the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Voice competition. David is currently working on his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy with opera/song accompaniment at the University of Iowa. David has been teaching since 1999 and offers classical and contemporary styles.

Instructor Jeff was influenced by Miles Davis

Q and A with new instructor Jeff!


Q&A with our new instructor Jeff
I’m Jeff and I play trumpet, Piano/Keyboard, teach Composition, Music Tech, and Theory. I’ve been teaching for a little over 7 years.
When did you know you wanted to play ? The first time I heard Miles Davis. The tune was ‘My Funny Valentine’ – a live take from the album Jazz At The Plaza. Miles’ solo on it impacted me in such a way that I knew I had to be a musician. The all star band including Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Cannonball, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cob left a real mark.
Music projects you’re working on? Featured as a Trumpet player on numerous albums. But my work is featured in a vast array of film and media work. My latest project was writing the score for the original film Discretion by director Cody McAvey. Currently in festivals nationwide. As well as additional ghost writing.
What’s your best practice advice? Take your time. Rushing won’t get you to where you want to go any quicker.
What are you listening to right now? Snarky Puppy – Family Dinner Volume 2. A great band really creating a new sound in Jazz collaborating with some amazing, more mainstream musicians like Laura Mvula, Nigel Hall, Lalah Hatheway, among others.

Rachel in Asheville can teach you to sing….via skype!

Rachel received her Master’s in Music in Vocal Performance from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN in 2011, and graduated with honors and a 4.0 GPA. Before that, she received her Bachelors in Arts in Music for Vocal Performance from the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, TX in 2008, graduating with a summa cum laude. She also completed additional 15 credit hours in field of Education. Along with her degrees, Rachel is also certified for Level I Kodály Music Education, receiving that at the Kodály Institute of Houston in Houston, TX in 2009. Rachel teaches voice, piano, and guitar. She has participated in several master workshops, and has performed as soloist for orchestras, ensembles and bands. Rachel has been teaching since 2006, and her styles include classical, opera, art songs, jazz, pop, country, rock, musical theater, sacred music, among others.

Our instructor Melanie has completed studies in vocal pathologies….


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.

Master of Music Adrienne- new instructor with Melody Music Studios


Adrienne holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Manhattan School of Music and both a Bachelor of Music in Voice and a Bachelor of Arts in German Language and Literature from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. A great lover of the art song, Adrienne has been privileged to study and perform this repertoire at music festivals such as Tanglewood, Songfest, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Crane School of Music’s Fall Island Institute, where she was one of six singers personally selected by mezzo soprano Stephanie Blythe to receive full fellowships for a week of intensive one-on-one training and performances. She has worked with leading interpreters in the field. She has also performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center, Boston-based new music ensemble the Callithumpian Consort, New York City’s Washington Square Ensemble, Los Angeles’ chamber music ensemble the Salastina Society, the Chelsea Music Festival, Jersey City’s Con Vivo Performance Series, and the Canadian Chamber Orchestra of New York City, among others. She has also recently joined Shuffle Concert, a New York City-based, modern day chamber music ensemble that delivers unexpected, inspiring and energetic performances. Recent notable appearances include an appearance as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Susan Graham in excepts from Gluck’s Ipegenie en Tauride, a recital tour with select musicians from the Chelsea Music Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, performing in the New York Philharmonic’s production of Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc, starring Marion Cotillard, and appearing on Live from Lincoln Center as part of a celebration of Danny Elfman’s music from the films of Tim Burton. Adrienne is just as passionate about giving her talents to others, and has been teaching since 2007. She offers classical/opera, musical theater/Broadway, jazz, and pop styles. Personality rating: outgoing

Meet our instructor Morgan who’s well versed in every facet of music!

Morgan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Music and Society: The Social Context of the Performing Arts and Entrepreneurship, (at Fairhaven College, 2015). She also has a triple minor in Music; Audio Technology, Music and Society; and French, at the Western Washington University in 2015. Through the program, she took classes in music theory, aural, and keyboard skills. She sang for a year with the Advanced Women’s Chorale, and before that she participated with the University Choir. Morgan studied privately for classical vocal technique for 3 years with several college instructors, and continues to study with one of them. At Fairhaven College she took classes in Songwriting, Poetry & Lyric, and Studio Recording, and she facilitated a group songwriting workshop as an Independent Study Project, as well as having taught a course on Hip Hop music and culture for my Senior Project. Morgan has been teaching since early 2015 and offers classical, pop, jazz, Broadway, and R&B styles.

Guitar, songwriting and vocals are Jake’s specialty! Take lessons with Jake!

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