Melissa's Music Studio

 Melissa's Music Studio

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Studio Teachers

Ginny Armstrong

Percussion & Piano Instructor
Ginny Armstrong possesses extensive experience in percussion performance and education including concert, ethnic, and marching percussion. She received a Bachelor’s of Music in Education and a Master’s of Music in Performance from West Virginia University, where she was a member and featured soloist in the internationally 

renowned Percussion ’90 under the direction of Phil Faini. As a freelance musician in Nashville, Armstrong founded and directed the Nashville Percussion Institute, an independent studio featured in Modern Drummer magazine. She also performed with the Deep Grooves Steel Band, led by steel drum performer and clinician Mat Britain. Armstrong completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Iowa where she performed and recorded with numerous  ensembles, including the prestigious Center for New Music. Ginny is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Iowa where instructs a course in percussion for music therapists and educators, and is Assistant Director of the Iowa Summer Music Camps. She also recently founded Pan-IC, a steel band course for adults in the community. Ginny performs with Ensemble: Périphérie; a contemporary-music ensemble that has toured the Midwest and performed at Carnegie Hall. She currently directs and performs with the Pandelirium Steel Band and has served as President of the Iowa Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. Ginny teaches in the Iowa City area.

Stephanie Goff

Voice & Piano Instructor
Praised for her powerfully expressive and warm timber, soprano Stephanie Goff has performed on stages throughout the Midwest. As a voiceover artist, her work spans the United States, Canada and Mexico. Stephanie studied music at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Graceland University and a Masters of Education from the University of West Florida. She is a voice teacher and coach for all levels. Stephanie is a piano teacher for beginning and intermediate students. She loves to guide her students as they develop the capacity for deeper musical expression and a greater appreciation for their art. Stephanie teaches in the Cedar Rapids area.

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