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Lessons

The Melodee Music lesson studio is closed until further notice for in-person lessons. In the meantime, please contact our teachers below for information on remote lessons.

Meet The Teachers:


 

Patricia Mathews: patriciamathews3@mac.com

Piano, Voice

Patricia holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina of Greensboro. She has studied piano with Robert Darnell, Inga Morgan, and Ron Morebello of the Kensington Piano Trio. She has taught age groups from kindergarten to college and beyond. Her experience as a choral conductor and musical director for musical theater productions spans both coasts. She loves teaching and continues to be grateful for each new experience.

Mike Bailey: onemillionnotes@gmail.com

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele

Michael Bailey is an accomplished guitarist. He has been playing for over thirty years. After being self-taught for four years, Michael studied Jazz and Classical privately for two years. He then attended Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts. Upon completing his studies at Berklee in 1990, Michael became a very successful guitar instructor. His instructional experience includes 24 years of private, group, and band instruction.

Leonard Stevens: Monoiz@aol.com

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar

A professional guitarist for over twenty years and a graduate of the prestigious Musician's Institutes (G.I.T.) He has worked with some of the top names in the industry, as well as produced several artists. He has taught beginning to advanced guitar and bass. His background ranges from concert halls to piano lounges, R&B Funk groups to Heavy Metal bands, and Jazz trios to Big Bands. Including extensive record, television and film projects.


Rocky Cancelose: Rockdrum10101@gmail.com 

Drums, Keyboard Percussion

Rocky began playing the drums at an early age. After playing in Elementary Middle and High School Bands he then went on to study with Clyde Connors from the U.S. Navy Jazz Band The Commodores. Rocky attended the Drummers Collective in New York and had the opportunity to study under Jim Chapin, Michael Lauren, Bobby Sanabria, Duduka Da Fonseca, and Kenwood Denard. He has over forty years of experience in percussion and has been teaching drums since 1995.

Lauren Haren: haren.lauren@gmail.com

Violin, Viola

Lauren Haren is a classically trained violinist and violist. She has studied with Alan Bodman and Cory Smith at the University of Akron where she earned her BM in violin performance in 2011 and MM in viola performance in 2013.

Lauren has been teaching private violin and viola lessons for a number of years to students of all ages. She has also taught high school students at Firestone High School in Akron, Ohio.

Alex Isom: alexanderjisom@gmail.com

Piano

With Alex's mother a piano teacher, Alex has been playing piano since he was 4 years old. Alex attended the University of Virginia at Wise with a Minor in Music and a focus on Music Theory. Alex has a strong adaptability with children with special needs including physical and mental disabilities. A personal belief of Alex's is that there is no disability that truly makes you disabled. Alex has studied with Andy Nguyen who was educated at Gnessin School of Music in Moscow.

Rick Roe: rarkyrie@icloud.com

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar

Rick has been teaching at Melodee Music since December 2001 and specializes in the fundamentals of music and guitar. He holds degrees from the University of North Texas and Southern Methodist University. Rick has been playing guitar since the age of seven.

When he is not playing guitar, Rick leads a classical music ensemble called the Advent Project.

Check out his YouTube page.

Vince Suraci

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar

Vince has been a guitar instructor at Melodee Music since 2006. He has forty years of playing, and twenty years of teaching experience. A 1994 graduate of the Musicians Institute's Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT), Vince previously studied music theory, piano, classical guitar theory, and practice at the Northern Virginia Community College. Vince offers guitar instruction to all ages and levels.

Mike "T.M" Hanna

Mandolin, Ukulele, Banjo & Harmonica

Jamieson Tobey: Jamiesontobey@gmail.com

Drums, Keyboard Percussion

Jamieson has been playing drums professionally and teaching on and off for the past 20+ years. He grew up in Reston and went to Herndon High School where he played in concert band, marching band, and jazz band. He went to the University of Miami on a jazz drumming scholarship but left after one year to play in a variety of bands back in northern VA. He has taught students of all ages and abilities. He has performed in venues ranging from the Kennedy Center to Blues Alley to dive bars and everything in between.