Try a Skype lesson free!


Can’t find an instructor in your city? Well now you don’t have to. Melody Music Studios now offers on line/skype lessons from our staff of advanced level instructors nationwide, so you can choose the right one for you. This is not a video, but a live lesson with an instructor of your choice. And best of all, it’s in the comfort of your own home at affordable rates (and with gas prices, that’s a great savings).

All you need for on line lessons is a computer, web cam, internet, and the free Skype or other on line programs! It’s so easy!

We’re offering a FREE 30 minute trial lesson plus a week trial period to cancel if you’re not happy. So you have nothing to lose! Simply enter SK30F on the form for the promo code field, and you’ll receive the first 30 minutes free.

Try a Skype lesson free!


Can’t find an instructor in your city? Well now you don’t have to. Melody Music Studios now offers on line/skype lessons from our staff of advanced level instructors nationwide, so you can choose the right one for you. This is not a video, but a live lesson with an instructor of your choice. And best of all, it’s in the comfort of your own home at affordable rates (and with gas prices, that’s a great savings).

All you need for on line lessons is a computer, web cam, internet, and the free Skype or other on line programs! It’s so easy!

We’re offering a FREE 30 minute trial lesson plus a week trial period to cancel if you’re not happy. So you have nothing to lose! Simply enter SK30F on the form for the promo code field, and you’ll receive the first 30 minutes free.

Lindsey was nominated as teacher of the year in 2011


 

Lindsey graduated from Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, NC in 2002 with a Bachelor’s in Music Education/choral and piano emphasis, graduating magna cum laude, and holds a Masters in Music for Music Theory from Tennessee State University, graduating in 2014. While at the university, she tutored students and was elected head tutor of the theory department. She’s currently attending the University of of SC in Columbia, SC for her Doctorate of Music, expected graduation in 2018. Lindsey grew up singing harmony with her family, and started band in 7th grade playing trumpet and French horn. Later she played snare drum and became percussion captain by her senior year. Lindsey has taught K-6 in public school for 10 years, earning her national boards teaching certification in 2010, and was nominated Teacher of the Year by her peers in 2011. She has also conducted and performed in a local community choir of 70+ adults.
Personality rating: easygoing

 

Meet our instructor Jay in Asheville NC


Jay is a guitar, electric bass, and piano teacher and offers guitar lessons, electric bass lessons and piano lessons in Asheville NC

 


Jay graduated with a Liberal Arts degree from Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA in 1999. He continued his education at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA to receive a Bachelors in Professional Music in 2002. Jay began playing piano at the age of six and guitar at age thirteen. At sixteen he started writing his own music and playing in rock bands. At age nineteen he began to study classical and jazz theory. Jay has been performing since 1999 in small jazz combos and big bands, church worship bands, and as a solo guitarist. Jay has been teaching since 2000 and offers rock, pop, classical, jazz, blues, Bosa-Nova for guitar, and classical on piano.

Personality rating: outgoing

Anya has a Master’s in Music in Harp Performance


Anya
Anya graduated from the University of Music Arts in Belgrade, Serbia with a Bachelor’s in Harp Performance, receiving the highest scores possible.  Than in 2011, she continued her education there to receive her Master’s in Music in Harp Performance.  Anya started playing and studying music when she was 8 years old. During her education before and during college, she has studied under many instructors, offering her a varied education and teaching styles that she feels has helped her pick out what she valued most from each instructor.  Anya participated in numerous competitions and performances, but what she enjoys most is passing on her knowledge to someone else!  She’s been teaching since 2010 and offers classical, pop, jazz, religious, and rock styles.

Try a Skype lesson free!


Can’t find an instructor in your city? Well now you don’t have to. Melody Music Studios now offers on line/skype lessons from our staff of advanced level instructors nationwide, so you can choose the right one for you. This is not a video, but a live lesson with an instructor of your choice. And best of all, it’s in the comfort of your own home at affordable rates (and with gas prices, that’s a great savings).

All you need for on line lessons is a computer, web cam, internet, and the free Skype or other on line programs! It’s so easy!

We’re offering a FREE 30 minute trial lesson plus a week trial period to cancel if you’re not happy. So you have nothing to lose! Simply enter SK30F on the form for the promo code field, and you’ll receive the first 30 minutes free.

Finding contentment as a musician


When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you. -Lao-Tzu

I’ve spent this past year running from one project to another, devoting much time and attention to my clients and those who hire Moonstruck to publicize one or two events.  I am disbelieving the year is nearly over. It seems like one big blur.

I’ve become aware this year of my ineptitude in the technology sector. I wasn’t born with a mouse in my hand and have only been what I consider actually computer literate for about 20 years.  I’m fifty, so less than half of my life has been spent in the use of computers and technology. Way before I wrote on computer, I wrote on paper, with a pen. I mailed demo cassettes by the actual United States Postal Service.  When I entered the music business there was no internet. Distribution was a physical endeavor.  One had to record in an actual recording studio in an actual building.

It’s been interesting and at times disheartening to witness the extreme changes in the music industry. “Where good men die like dogs ….” as Hunter S. Thompson so brutally put it.  But I’ve discovered a heartening occurance as well. Dedicated work and a steady purpose have their own sort of tranquility and contentment.

When we find our own particular peace and let go of competition and comparing, a wonderful calm settles in over one’s career.  We find ourselves in competition with only ourselves, to be better, to be more flexible to change, to be cognisant of spreading hope and joy to others.

We should all aspire to calm contentment in our music careers. There will always be those greater than yourself. There will always be those in this business who are more talented, more secure, more ambitious, richer, prettier, and luckier.  There will always be those who aspire to be where you are right now. There are those that struggle with talent, confidence, ability, dreams and reality.

“If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain and bitter….”  Make a promise to yourself to give comparison and competition a well deserved grave.  Be content within yourself. Show respect and garner respect. “You are a child of the universe. No less than the trees and the stars…you have a right to be here. “

Quotes are from The Desiderata by Max Ehrmann  http://www.healtalk.com/dl/desiderata.pdf

 

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