Melaina Mills Music Studio
Melaina Mills Music Studio

Melaina Mills Music Studio

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$40
starting cost


Select a service
Zip code
Student age

Responds in about 3 hours

Introduction: New student discount: First lesson is free when you book 4 lessons. Please note: I teach in-person in Littleton, CO and offer virtual lessons to those in other states. Melaina Mills is a classically trained singer and pianist providing private voice and piano lessons for students of all ages. A native of Denver, Colorado, she maintains a piano and voice studio in-person in Colorado and virtually all over the world. She holds a masters degree in Opera Performance from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee and has performed varied roles in opera and musical theatre. She is a passionate teacher who loves to help students discover all that their voices can do! Melaina is committed to fostering a nurturing environment where students feel free to explore their musical instincts. Equally at home on the operatic stage and in the concert hall, soprano Melaina Mills appears regularly in the Boston and Denver areas and beyond. She recently performed the roles of Jocelyn Jordan (The Manchurian Candidate), Paquette (Candide), and covered Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare in Egitto) with Seagle Music Colony. Other highlights include Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring), and Griselda (La Griselda). Ms. Mills often sings in the chorus with Boston’s Odyssey Opera. In 2021 she will sing The Governess (The Turn of the Screw) at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Ms. Mills has performed as a soloist in concerts throughout the United States. She recently performed the soprano solos in Handel’s Messiah and Fauré’s Requiem and is employed as a weekly soloist and section leader at St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, MA. As a soloist with Stetson University’s premier Concert Choir, Ms. Mills has appeared throughout the state of Florida, most notably in J. S. Bach’s St. John Passion. Ms. Mills also gives frequent recitals in Boston and in her home city of Denver. Ms. Mills was awarded First Prize in the Florida Federation of Music Clubs’ Stephen Foster Jeanie Competition, and First Prize in the Wednesday Morning Music Club of Daytona Beach Vocal Competition. She received her Bachelor of Music at Stetson University in DeLand, FL and is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 63 times

Serves Littleton, CO

Background checked

1 employee

5 years in business

Payment methods

PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

Currently a top pro

Top Pros are among the highest-rated, most popular professionals on Thumbtack.

Current Top Pro

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

1 photo

Specialties
Interested musical styles

, , , , , , , ,

Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

27 reviews

5
100%
4
0%
3
0%
2
0%
1
0%

Read reviews that mention:


pro avatar
Cleone B.
2 weeks ago
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Melaina knows the craft very well. Her whole approach is to teach her student how to love, respect and appreciate the art of singing. She played music to help with during sessions.

Details: 14 - 17 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Pop • R&B • Gospel • What the teacher recommends • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Singing Lessons
pro avatar
Carole D.
3 weeks ago
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

My first lesson was great. We went through the foundation for practicing, voice projection. Voice pitch, range and breathing techniques. Very helpful!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No, the student cannot read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Classical • Gospel • Pop • What the teacher recommends • Jazz • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Singing Lessons
pro avatar
Matt H.
Oct 11, 2021
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

As someone who was stepping well out of their comfort zone, I was very nervous for my first lesson. Melaina is an excellent teacher, her patience and humor made me feel relaxed, comfortable, and helped me to enjoy the lesson. I'm excited to continue to learn with Melaina as my instructor!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • What the teacher recommends • No, the student does not have either • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Piano Lessons
pro avatar
Matt l.
Sep 9, 2021
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Melaina is amazing! There was such a difference after just my first lesson, and we're just getting started. I'm so excited to continue and see how much I can grow with her!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • R&B • Pop • Gospel • What the teacher recommends • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

Singing Lessons
pro avatar
James D.
Feb 21, 2021
·

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Melaina has great experience and worked well with our 10 year old daughter. We intend to have her work with our girls regularly. Highly recommend her voice lessons!

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Pop • Classical • Rock • What the teacher recommends • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Singing Lessons
Credentials
Background Check

Melaina Cartwright-Mills

FAQs

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    It is extremely important to hire a voice teacher who has a degree (or two or three!) in vocal performance or vocal pedagogy! Surprisingly, a lot of people who teach singing lessons are not experts on the way the voice works, and this is very dangerous because learning improper technique can lead to bad habits and even vocal injuries. Always look for someone who has taken courses in vocal pedagogy and understands how the voice works anatomically. During lessons, be mindful of feelings of straining, pressing, or pain. Singing should never be painful! If the exercises your teacher asks you to do feel painful or harsh, that person probably does not really know what they are doing, and continuing to study with them could damage your voice.

Not what you’re looking for?

No problem: we have pros for every job.