Piano Instructor

Melissa Espy

Miss Melissa has a BA music/mathematics, Converse College M.Ed. Math Education, GA State University M. Music, Georgia State. She has been a high school math teacher for 27 years and a church organist/pianist/choir director for 30 years. She has studied organ at summer programs in Canada, France and Holland. I teach several private piano students and serve as piano accompanist for high school choral groups.

What do you get most excited about teaching at 5678Dance?

I am excited to hear the progress that pianists make as they strive to learn and make beautiful music.

How long have you been playing piano? Is there a memory that stands out?

I have been playing the piano for 40 years. There are many memories, but my chamber music and solo organ recitals in graduate school stood out as the culmination of much hard work and preparation.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of music?

Reading

Fun Fact

In college, I had summer jobs at Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.