Music by Melissa

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Meet Melissa Black, a vocal coach, voice teacher and professional pianist who can play and sing all types of music by ear!  She has a Masters Degree in Vocal Music Education and came to Arizona from Oklahoma City – where she attended college and then worked there at the ballet as their pianist, and at the country club as their pianist. Since moving to Arizona in 1994 -She has worked for Ballet Arizona as their pianist as well as for the Peoria school system and a country club as their pianist and then as the owner of her own city-licensed music school – which continues to produce some of the valley’s best singers and performers!

Name: Melissa Black
Age: 55
Title: Owner – Music by Melissa Music Studio (musicbymelissa.net)
Married/Single: Married
Kids: 0
Live: Peoria, AZ

I was born…

in Forth Worth, Texas

My favorite thing about Arizona…

the weather in the winter

I’m listening to…

Madilyn Bailey, Savannah Outen, Carly Rae Jepsen,Halestorm, Christina Aguilera, 80’s classic rock!

My family…

Husband- Tim Engle

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Ray Romano

One thing I cannot live without…

My beautiful pekingese!

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

what I am now – a professional musician and teacher

I’m inspired by…

young people today

The one person who motivates me is…

myself

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

less crime

The perfect day would be…

teaching lots of voice students – just like i do every day

My first job was…

in a pet store

My favorite escape…

Los Angeles

My life…

is perfect in every way

I’m currently working on…

new songs for iTunes

Always…

having a great time!

Never…

having a bad time!

Favorite Quote…

“I’ll be back.”

Biggest Dream…

to keep doing what i am already doing – teaching singers

My Pet Peeve(s)…

child and animal abuse



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