8959 W. Acoma Dr.
Peoria, AZ 85381
|Expertise/Specialty:||Broadway, classical, pop, rock, counry, jazz improv.|
|Musical Styles Taught:||Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Other|
|Education:||Bachelor of Music Education and Performance from Oklahoma City University. Master of Music Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. Trained at the AIMS Institute in Graz, Austria.|
|Memberships/Affiliations:||NATS, sigma alpha iota, alpha phi sorority|
A member of The Songwriters Hall Of Fame - Melissa Black is a "classical-crossover" singer, professional pianist, vocal coach. expert music arranger of all styles of music and produces, releases and markets all of her own music. Melissa - who has a Masters Degree and perfect pitch - plays all of her piano karaoke's by ear and is also able to transpose them by ear to different keys for singers. Melissa has over 400 releases on CD Baby - (piano karaoke's by ear as well as vocal releases) with lots more on the way! She is the most sought-after Vocal Coach in the Phoenix area! All of her recordings are self-produced in her home recording studio and all songs feature Melissa on Vocals and Piano - recorded at the same time and all BY EAR! Melissa's piano skills are outstanding in the fact that she can play by ear ALL types of music by ear AND transpose any song she hears to any key and play it to perfection. Melissa Black is a three-time Grammy-Nominated "Music Educator Of The Year", Voice Teacher and Professional Pianist who specializes in piano karaoke tracks in the keys, style and tempos of todays hottest artists!! AND she can play all of them in any key you want! Melissa also record's the vocal selection's from contestants from The Voice and makes them available for the public - just like you all heard them - same key's and tempo's. Melissa owns and operates the most successful voice and piano studio in Phoenix. She also owns Melissa Black Music Publishing (ASCAP).Not only has Melissa, who has a Masters Degree in Vocal Music Education, produced an AMERICAN IDOL WINNER (Jordin Sparks) - she continues to produce successful female and male singers that are already making their mark in the music industry. Her recordings are sold all over the world and are featured on CD Baby, Loudr and many more! Melissa was schooled at Oklahoma City University and The University Of Central Oklahoma and was the pianist for Kristin Chenowith.
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