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Melissa G.

USD $20/hr

12 years tutoring experience & a lifetime of music

Tutor Information


I'm an American expat living in Uganda who's been giving and receiving music training, as well as performing, for a cumulative 28 years. I'm a singer, pianist, ukulelist, and dancer with a love for teaching, who specializes in classical and pop music. I've worked with students with a wide range of ages, musical preferences, and cultural backgrounds with marked success; I truly enjoy the diversity. I've also had the privilege of teaching in a wide variety of settings--classrooms, homes, churches, studios, under mango trees, on the internet, and most recently in my own music center that I started here in Uganda. As I like to say, music is music!


Jinja, Eastern Region, Uganda






Middle School
High School


Westminster Choir College

2006 - 2010
Bachelor of music, Sacred music, voice primary/piano secondary

Work Experience

Good Shepherd's Fold School

September 2018 - March 2020
Music teacher
I taught music classes that took the form of choirs one year and music prep courses for a musical another year.

Kiira Junior Prep School

September 2016 - June 2018
Music/dance teacher
I prepared a curriculum for and taught music classes as well as after-school dance classes at this private primary school.


December 2012 - July 2018
Musician/operations manager
In addition to handling general operations, I coached worship teams and taught private music lessons (piano, voice, theory, ukulele).

Inner City Movement

September 2011 - November 2012
Arts mentor
I taught group keyboard and singing classes and created curricula.

Coyle's Richboro Music

September 2010 - August 2011
Private piano/voice teacher
I taught voice and piano lessons to people of all ages and musical preferences.

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church

September 2010 - June 2011
Music director
An interim position that was offered to be a continuous full-time position in which I programmed and prepared music of all kinds with the children's choir, adult choir, organist/pianist, and guest musicians.


Great experience

Melissa was my vocal teach, she taught me how to sing better and I didn't remain the same. By. Brenda Nakirya
By: Brenda

Excellent experience

Am no longer the same from the time I started lessons with you. Very reliable, and I learnt a lot from your music experience. I now know how to use my voice. Singing has become so easy. Highly appreciated
By: Tonny

Great music tutor you won't regret having!

Melissa was by vocal coach for a time and I learned so much from her. She was able to guide me into bettering and strengthening my voice, and was a constant source of encouragement. She is also really good at knowing where you are and helping you see the potential you have if you are willing to practice. I highly recommend Melissa if you are looking for a professional and proficient music tutor!
By: Ssubi