Teachers

Melanie Lawrence

Melanie Lawrence has a Master of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She has been teaching piano since 1990. In 1998, she opened the Main Street Piano Studio in Louisville, Colorado.

After teaching piano to a wide range of ages for many years, Melanie now specializes in teaching adults.  She enjoys helping adults of all ages and stages meet their musical goals, and she uses a flexible schedule to better accommodate piano study within adults’ busy lives.  Her students range in age from 20s to 80s.

Please contact Melanie at melanie@mainstreetpianostudio.com

Brenda Meether

Brenda is a classically trained pianist and instructor. Classical piano is her first love but other well written piano styles are appreciated and taught. Having grown up in a musically inclined family she was always surrounded by music. Brenda’s teaching path began in her teens when she facilitated an after school piano tutoring program. Not long after this Brenda began composing and as a senior in high school she conducted her original choral piece for the annual talent concert. Brenda’s college years had her involved in teaching workshops and brought about new compositions of movie score orchestral arrangements and original music for weddings. Her original piano and flute piece, The Winds’ Answer, won honorable mention for the National Flute Association. See more at www.sheetmusicplus.com

Brenda’s music career began with an internship in music therapy then as a K-12 music instructor. After this she went on to teach a Clavinova keyboard group class as head instructor at Wells Music in Denver and became director of her own studio, BrendaBMusic. She has worked with master Colorado musicians Dr. Helen Walker-Hill, Gregory T. S. Walker, Dr. Brenda Ishikawa, Larry Ryan, and Dr. Patricia Holmberg in the classical realm; jazz piano and chording with Darren Kramer of DKO; collaborative voice/ piano work with Cody Qualls of FACE, and music and movement with Dr. Alexandra Pierce and Eve Maison-Pierre. In 2005 Brenda began studies in a body centered well being modality to integrate into the piano lessons. Currently she is studying with Madeline Bruser regarding better practicing habits and body centered awareness for musicians.

Please contact Brenda at https://www.brendabmusic.com