Melissa Black is a "classical-crossover" singer, professional pianist and expert music arranger of all styles of music. She is the most sought-after Vocal Coach in the Phoenix area! All of her recordings are self-produced in her home recording studio and all songs feature Melissa on Vocals and Piano - recorded at the same time and all BY EAR! Melissa's piano skills are outstanding in the fact that she can play by ear ALL types of music by ear AND transpose any song she hears to any key and play it to perfection. Melissa also has perfect pitch! Melissa has recently released over 70 new singles by such big names as Taylor Swift, Arianna Grande, One Direction, Five Seconds Of Summer, Meghan Trainor,Nick Jonas,Echosmith, Rihanna,Tove Lo, Beyoncé, Maroon Five, Ella Henderson, Sam Smith,Jo Dee Messina, Hunter Hayes, Lonestar, The Band Perry, Kellie Pickler, Trisha Yearwood, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Nickelback, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Beatles, Motley Crue D.H.T.,The Bangles, The Cranberries, Cinderella, John Legend, Guns n Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, Dido, In This Moment, Sia, Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Avril Lavigne,The Moody Blues, Glen Campbell, Keith Urban, Johnny Cash, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Mary Chapin Carpenter,The Gatlin Brothers and many more - including newly arranged Holiday Christmas Classics as classical piano solos! Melissa owns and operates the most successful voice and piano studio in Phoenix. She also owns Melissa Black Music Publishing (ASCAP) where her 17 original country songs have been published. (Melissa writes for other artists) Not only has Melissa, who has a Masters Degree in Vocal Music Education, produced an AMERICAN IDOL WINNER - she continues to produce successful female and male singers that are already making their mark in the music industry. Melissa Black is a three-time Grammy-Nominated "Music Educator Of The Year",Voice Teacher and Professional Pianist who specializes in piano karaoke tracks in the keys,style and tempos of todays hottest artists!! AND she can play all of them in any key you want! Her recordings are sold all over the world and are featured on Bandcamp, CD Baby, I-Tunes, Amazon MP3,Loudr and many more! Melissa's covers are licensed by Limelight or Loudr.
Melissa's background - A musician,professional pianist and vocalist ,conductor,composer,arranger,vocal coach,master voice teacher,professional accompanist and published songwriter, Melissa is highly educated with a Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance and Vocal Music Eductation as well as a Masters Degree in Vocal Music Education and is by far one of the most professionally renowned singing coaches and vocal trainers in Arizona and is well-known in other parts of the U.S. She is a voice teacher and vocal coach in one! She was also schooled at Oklahoma City University,The University of Central Oklahoma and the AIMS Institute of Music in Graz,Austria. Not only is she a voice teacher and vocal coach - but Melissa is an accomplished pianist as well - specializing in pop,rock,country,R&B, and broadway. Melissa plays by ear, does on-sight transpositions (by ear and with music) of all of your favorite songs and acts as a mentor and a promotor. NO OTHER STUDIO IN PHOENIX offers such diverse training for all singers! With Melissa's " Perfect Pitch" - it is easy to understand why she is a success as a performer and as a teacher. She set the bar as Phoenix' most in-demand vocal coach/voice teacher and no one has yet to surpass it - mainly because Melissa is the only teacher in the area who is an accomplished pianist of ALL types of music and can play them all to perfection in the original keys as well as being able to transpose them on sight by ear or with the music. She is the pianist for all of the lessons and her personality makes children as well as adults feel like they are definitely in the right place! No other teacher in the area has produced and American Idol winner - only Melissa with Jordin Sparks.