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Melissa A.
Lebanon, Tennessee
Learn singing with a friendly teacher with a Master's in Vocal Music Ed and a decade of experience!
I truly believe that anyone can learn to sing! All voice lessons start with an emphasis on healthy singing that is appropriate for the singer’s age. Students will learn correct posture, breathing, acting, and vocal placement so that whether the goal is to sing in a musical, on stage at church, improve as a singer-songwriter, or be ready for a college audition, you will be prepared for a lifetime of healthy singing. Lessons will be catered to the specific goals of each student and there will be opportunities to perform in studio recitals. I have been teaching private music lessons for over a decade: voice, piano, and guitar from toddlers to adults. My students have gone on to study music in college, be cast in lead roles in musicals, lead worship at churches, and even be chosen to perform on Broadway in Music Theatre International productions. They have been chosen for Mid State Honors Choirs, All-State Choirs, and have performed all over the country. I received a Bachelor’s of Music from Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music and a Master’s of Education in Vocal Music Education from Vanderbilt University's Peabody school of education. I am also a licensed K-12 music teacher and have directed choirs and musicals such as Disney’s The Lion King, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and more.
About Melissa A.

Hello! My name is Melissa, and above all, I want my students to love music. Whether you have been singing for years, or you are just trying it out, I will help customize your lessons so that you can learn exactly what it is you are interested in. My students will learn proper breathing, posture, vocal placement but also acting, performing, and music theory. Students wishing to sing classical music will learn to sing in Latin, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and more! If you are wanting to learn pop, jazz, or compose your own music, we will focus on contemporary music. I come from a unique background in that while I got my start in classical music and opera, I spent several years as a musical theatre director, directing shows such as Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and more. If auditioning for school plays or getting into college music programs is something you are interested in, I will help to know exactly what audition panels are looking for and prepare a strong performance. If you are an adult who is wanting to improve your singing, then we will create a plan to accomplish all of your singing goals! I have a decade of experience teaching voice, piano, and guitar, and I am a licensed k-12 music teacher who has taught choir and musical theater in the school system. While many teachers do not still perform, I sing weekly at church where my husband is the worship leader. Above all, I am looking forward to helping you become the best musician you can be.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2012

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Master's of Education: Vocal Music Ed

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Melissa A.
Lebanon, Tennessee
Learn singing with a friendly teacher with a Master's in Vocal Music Ed and a decade of experience!
I truly believe that anyone can learn to sing! All voice lessons start with an emphasis on healthy singing that is appropriate for the singer’s age. Students will learn correct posture, breathing, acting, and vocal placement so that whether the goal is to sing in a musical, on stage at church, improve as a singer-songwriter, or be ready for a college audition, you will be prepared for a lifetime of healthy singing. Lessons will be catered to the specific goals of each student and there will be opportunities to perform in studio recitals. I have been teaching private music lessons for over a decade: voice, piano, and guitar from toddlers to adults. My students have gone on to study music in college, be cast in lead roles in musicals, lead worship at churches, and even be chosen to perform on Broadway in Music Theatre International productions. They have been chosen for Mid State Honors Choirs, All-State Choirs, and have performed all over the country. I received a Bachelor’s of Music from Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music and a Master’s of Education in Vocal Music Education from Vanderbilt University's Peabody school of education. I am also a licensed K-12 music teacher and have directed choirs and musicals such as Disney’s The Lion King, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and more.
About Melissa A.

Hello! My name is Melissa, and above all, I want my students to love music. Whether you have been singing for years, or you are just trying it out, I will help customize your lessons so that you can learn exactly what it is you are interested in. My students will learn proper breathing, posture, vocal placement but also acting, performing, and music theory. Students wishing to sing classical music will learn to sing in Latin, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and more! If you are wanting to learn pop, jazz, or compose your own music, we will focus on contemporary music. I come from a unique background in that while I got my start in classical music and opera, I spent several years as a musical theatre director, directing shows such as Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and more. If auditioning for school plays or getting into college music programs is something you are interested in, I will help to know exactly what audition panels are looking for and prepare a strong performance. If you are an adult who is wanting to improve your singing, then we will create a plan to accomplish all of your singing goals! I have a decade of experience teaching voice, piano, and guitar, and I am a licensed k-12 music teacher who has taught choir and musical theater in the school system. While many teachers do not still perform, I sing weekly at church where my husband is the worship leader. Above all, I am looking forward to helping you become the best musician you can be.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2012

Education

Master's of Education: Vocal Music Ed

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 4+

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I have learned so much from Melissa, not only about improving my singing and learning how to use my air better, but I have also grown so much more confident in performing I have auditioned and gotten roles in my school musicals!

Posted Jan 21, 2022
Master's of Education: Vocal Music Ed
Jun 2017 - May 2018
Vanderbilt Universuty
Bachelor's of Music, cum laud
Aug 2013 - May 2017
Vanderbilt University
Oustanding Professional Promise Award
May 2018
Vanderbilt University
Robin Nell Dickerson Award
May 2017
Vanderbilt University

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Instructor details
Singing
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Raspberry Ln
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$38
45 minutes
$57
60 minutes
$75
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30