Amy Melissen

Educational Philosophy

Learning is a personal thing. Therefore, teaching should be the counter balance that creates an environment where learning can remain personal. I have dedicated my educational journey to learning about the way a student learns and then creating a curriculum that will best fit their individual needs and interests.  When I was younger I was in remedial math classes, and always seemed to be the last person taking the test or finishing up my notes. I learned through the experience of having many talented teachers that I learned best in an environment where I was free to make decisions and lead my learning through my interest. My teachers helped to guide me and fill in the blanks and by the time I finished high school I had learned how to learn. 

I have taken this model and applied it to my private music lessons and personal tutoring sessions. I learn about the student and then let their decisions and interests give me a starting point as to how and when to introduce information. Anyone can learn anything. Its all on how its presented. 

Private Music Lessons:      Now Enrolling!

Saturday Mornings/afternoon in Mt Oliver 

*Private voice, piano, guitar, ukulele, and songwriting are all available to students ages 4 and up.

*Lessons are interest-based and students will be able to explore any of the above mentioned instruments during their lessons in a manner that encourages growth, discipline, and enjoyment of creativity. Performance is highly encouraged in whatever capacity is appropriate and vast performance opportunities for students will be available.  

*Half Hour Lesson-$30

*45 Min-$40


Private Tutoring Sessions:

Tutoring in elementary level math, science, social studies, reading, and writing are all available in hour long sessions and cost $60.