Melissa is a classically trained singer and professional singer-songwriter. She studied music and performance at university and has been performing, teaching and songwriting ever since. At 19 years old she released her debut album Beyond The Frame and has since released two further albums as a solo artist. As well as classical music, Melissa loves to teach pop, folk and musical theatre, and has had the privilege of working with some of the top West End performers and directors. She has also hosted numerous performances around the country promoting her own work as a songwriter, and has directed a number of music, dance and songwriting workshops in schools and churches. She achieved grade 8 distinction in both piano and voice, and loves inspiring people of all ages to be creative, whether in singing, composition, songwriting or performance. She is passionate about encouraging students to find their own unique style whilst teaching them to learn to love the spotlight. By tailoring lessons to suit each individual, Melissa helps to ensure students improve their musical abilities whilst maintaining a fun and relaxed environment that enables them to grow in confidence and enhance their performance skills.
Tom loves the piano and all things music. He started learning the piano when he was at primary school, reaching grade 8 at the age of 19. Over the years he has shown a natural flair for learning new instruments, demonstrated by his current repertoire of piano, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums and ukulele. He wrote his first song at the age of 10, one of two of his songs to later be recorded professionally on a town-wide songwriter’s collaboration in Reading. Throughout his time at secondary school he played regularly on church worship teams, and enjoyed spending his free time writing and recording new songs. He has been leading worship for over 15 years in all sorts of settings, from conferences to church services and even to events abroad. He graduated from university in 2013 with a degree in maths with music - it was for his final music assessment that he wrote his first album, ‘Love Will Pursue Me’. He then spent 4 years working as a private tutor in London, amassing enormous experience teaching people of all ages and all standards, working with different exam boards and catering to a huge variety of styles. Tom teaches piano, specialising in improvisation and chord theory, and also teaches acoustic guitar and ukulele.
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