Jenny Melton is a teacher and pianist. She inspires people to love creating music at her independent piano studio in Chicago, Illinois.
Her Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Music is from Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, Illinois, 2010), where she studied piano with Dr. Unyoung Whang. She studied piano pedagogy under Dr. Beth Klingenstein at Valley City State University online.
Jenny has taught piano since 2009 and has played piano since 1998. Having taught 84 piano students at 6 schools, she is very experienced with helping beginners and seasoned students, children and adults, to be excited about piano.
She participates in her community as a musician since 2010 and worship leader since 2015.
Jenny is a wife and mom of two daughters. She moved to Chicago in 2006 and recently moved into a house in Canaryville. She enjoys writing music and reading.
Original Piano Compositions Playlist
I care about who my students are as individuals. Music is a means of expression for every human being. I believe music is first and foremost a way to enjoy life. For me, piano and voice were immediately attractive for expressing myself. I have dedicated many years to mastering musicianship and I am passionate about sharing music with all people.
I teach piano lessons for children and adults. I have experience teaching choir and general music classes as well. One-on-one lessons have been the most fulfilling for me as I am not only able to impart the instrumental skill of piano, but also serve as a mentor for life skills to individuals.
As a student, my most inspirational teachers were nurturing and kind. While I was corrected on technique and expression, these corrections were not personal. They had positive future visions for me that expanded beyond piano performance.
The purpose of music education is to cultivate independent, collaborative musicians who are forever learners. I want to teach piano because I love music and I love teaching. Students learn best through regular practice at home, playing games, and through written activities.
I always have a lesson plan “written in pencil”; adapting to each student’s interests and wishes. I always have a plan for my lesson content, but if a student is interested in a musical subject, such as scales and chords, I will begin teaching that concept even if the curriculum covers it later.