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

 

Matt is a guitar and piano teacher, and offers guitar lessons and piano lessons in Arden NC, Asheville NC



Matt holds a Bachelor in Music from the East Carolina University Music in Greenville, NC with a double major for Performance and Music Theory/Composition, graduating in 2016. He was awarded Outstanding Graduating Senior and was on the Dean’s lit. Before that, he received an Associate Degree from the Blue Ridge Community College. He has performed (including his own competitions) in solo and ensemble recitals. Matt is a classical and electric guitarist, and offers rock, blues, classical, metal, funk, and experimental styles.

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

Indie Acoustic Project winner Nick is our newest instructor


Nick graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA with a degree in Professional Music in 2011 and is currently pursuing his Masters in Music for Music Therapy. He began playing at the age of nine, and throughout high school he played in rock and jazz bands, the school orchestra, chorus, and big band. Nick is a performer (guitar, mandolin, bass, voice, and piano/keyboard), as well as a composer, recording artist, and music transcriber. Nick has traveled the USA, Canada, Europe, and Africa, performing solo and with various groups. He recorded his debut album in 2014, receiving the Indie Acoustic Project’s 2014 Instrumental Album of the Year, and continues to perform and record locally. Nick began teaching in 2007 and offers bluegrass, jazz, gypsy jazz, rock, funk, Motown, and pop styles.

James has a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Performance from Yale


James
James received a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Performance from Yale University in 2001 in New Haven, CT.  Before that, James graduated from the University of Houston in Houston, TX with a Bachelors in Music Performance in 1994.   James has been teaching since 1996, and his styles include jazz, rhythm and blues, pop, Broadway, and classical, among other styles.  He is currently on the staff at UCLA as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach for the music department, and over the summer has been on faculty at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA and as opera coach for the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.  He frequently performs throughout Southern California in well-known venues, piano bars and cabarets.  He has directed and played for numerous Broadway productions and for numerous headlining shows.  James is also a concert pianist, performing concertos with several symphonies.  His awards include prizes in the New York Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the National Chopin Competition, the Washington International Piano Competition at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Olga Koussevitsky Piano Competition in New York, the Salon de Virtuosi Awards in New York, the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg National Young Artist Competition, and the title of Top Instrumentalist in the World Championships for the Performing Arts in Burbank, CA.

James has a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Performance from Yale


James
James received a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Performance from Yale University in 2001 in New Haven, CT.  Before that, James graduated from the University of Houston in Houston, TX with a Bachelors in Music Performance in 1994.   James has been teaching since 1996, and his styles include jazz, rhythm and blues, pop, Broadway, and classical, among other styles.  He is currently on the staff at UCLA as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach for the music department, and over the summer has been on faculty at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA and as opera coach for the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.  He frequently performs throughout Southern California in well-known venues, piano bars and cabarets.  He has directed and played for numerous Broadway productions and for numerous headlining shows.  James is also a concert pianist, performing concertos with several symphonies.  His awards include prizes in the New York Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the National Chopin Competition, the Washington International Piano Competition at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Olga Koussevitsky Piano Competition in New York, the Salon de Virtuosi Awards in New York, the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg National Young Artist Competition, and the title of Top Instrumentalist in the World Championships for the Performing Arts in Burbank, CA.

Melody Music Studios put me on the trumpet FAST TRACK!


Trumpet Fast Track to Playing Well..

My experience with Melody Music has been something to remember. I sincerely loved every minute of it. My Trumpet teacher is one of the best and I have come to admire his passion for playing and teaching. I’ve learned so much in such a short time that it has become my passion as well. I went from barely making it through the C scale to mastering the chromatic scales from low A to high G. My sheet reading skyrocketed as well. Thanks Mark!!!

This is definitely one of the best decisions I’ve made relating to pursuing a dream of music. I encourage anyone and everyone to pursue their musical aspirations, it’s totally worth it.

Thank you Melody Music. You guys ROCK!!!

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