Phoenix Pride

Melissa Claeys

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About Me

Hi Everyone! I have been an Instrumental Music teacher for over 19 years. My background includes teaching at all 3 levels, elementary, middle school and high school. I love my job! Getting to come to work everyday and play music all day long with students is lots of fun--I am truly blessed to get paid to do what I do. I also love to Dance, as well. My dance background includes ballroom dancing, country dancing, studio dancing and also for a brief time I was a professional dancer for a sport team. When I dance, I can forget about anything that is bothering me, it simply feels good to move with music. In my spare time, I love to hang out with my three, kids Emmalene (9), Annaliese(6) and Remington (3), my husband, Jason and our family dog Ruger.

My Classroom

My goal is to help students master their craft, whether it is learning how to play an orchestra instrument or learning a dance routine/technique.  I try to do this in an environment that is fun and engaging.  I ask that all my students come to class with a positive attitude and an open mind for learning. 

Courses Taught
  • 6th,7th & 8th Grade Orchestra
  • 7th & 8th Grade Dance
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Musical Theater Assistant Teacher & Choreographer
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