For enquiries on my teaching skills and expert piano playing skills for country music - BY EAR and in any key you want - contact their manager - Wendy Herst.
Herst Management is a boutique Artist Management firm founded in 2012, by Wendy Herst, B.S., M.A. Music. With offices in Scottsdale, AZ and on Music Row in Nashville, the firm offers musicians in Nashville the opportunity to tour and build a following in the Southwest/California, and for musicians in the Southwest/California to build their Nashville presence. Herst Management serves musicians in the country music genre.
PIANO KARAOKE OF TODAYS TOP HITS~~ BY EAR~~
NEW FROM MELISSA ON CD BABY - "KNOCKIN ON HEAVEN'S DOOR" - AVRIL LAVIGNE VERSION - PIANO KARAOKE BY EAR!!! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/melissablack50
NEW FROM MELISSA BLACK ON CD BABY - "ETERNAL FLAME" - THE CLASSIC NUMBER ONE HIT FROM "THE BANGLES" FROM THE 80's - BY EAR! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/melissablack49
THE ONLY ARTIST TO RELEASE AN INSTRUMENTAL KARAOKE OF "HUMAN" BY CHRISTINA PERRI!!! PURCHASE HERE! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/melissablack45
THE ONLY ARTIST TO RELEASE AN INSTRUMENTAL KAROKE OF "I BELIEVE" BY CHRISTINA PERRI! PURCHASE HERE! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/melissablack48
NO OTHER ARTIST HAS RELEASED "I BELIEVE" EXCEPT FOR MELISSA - PIANO KARAOKE BY EAR! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-believe-solo-piano-karaoke/id792675903
HERE IS THE CLASSICAL VOCAL RELEASE OF "HUMAN"! New today on CD BABY - a classical version by ear of Christina Perri's new song - Human. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/melissablack46
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/human-single/id774951829 I TUNES LINK FOR "HUMAN"
HUMAN (PIANO KARAOKE BY EAR BY CHRISTINA PERRI) I TUNES:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/human-solo-piano-karaoke-originally/id766280555
Here is the latest from Melissa Black - LET ME GO PIANO KARAOKE FROM AVRIL LAVIGNE! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-me-go-orginally-performed/id744373297
MELISSA'S NEW ALBUM ON CD BABY!!
NEW TODAY (11/12/2013) ON CD BABY!!! New today on CD BABY! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/melissablack43 LET ME GO PIANO KARAOKE - AVRIL LAVIGNE
New today on CD BABY from Melissa Black! Piano Karaoke's by ear - perfect for vocalists! All of your favorites including Wrecking Ball/Clarity/Roar/Stars/Grenade/Brave/How you remind me/I hope you find it/ http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/wreckingballacollectiono
New today on CD BABY - Wrecking Ball (Classical Version By Ear) http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/melissablack44 - A FANTASTIC NEW CLASSICAL VERSION!
Thanks to Melissa my voice has become so much stronger and improved so much in such a short period of time! I can never thank her enough always looking forward for the next class.. by Lesly Gastelum
Denise Karma Charms "I have known Melissa for 5 years. She has been my piano and vocal coach both. Her talent is unbelievable with both piano and vocal skills. She is awesome as a person/friend as well as a professional instructor. There is NOTHING she can't play on the piano or sing, she helps all her students with the most awesome original and unique arrangements, teaches us how to make music in our own style, prepares us for competitions, shows her support by going to competitions and shows when she is able to. She is very into developing her students for the entertainment world and cares very much about each and every one of us. I have referred many friends and family to her and we all love her. SHE IS SIMPLY AMAZING AND INCREDIBLE on the piano, you MUST listen to her youtube videos if you have not heard her before. She has an EXCELLENT education background in her profession and she really knows what she is doing! She is an INCREDIBLE artist and person! Everything she does is beautiful! I highly recommend her studio.
SAMPLE SONG LIST (I can play ALL of these by ear and hundreds more!)
Hot Southern Mess: MP3 - FULL LENGTH ALBUM (14 orig songs and 3 covers)
Beautiful (Madilyn Bailey Version)
Beautiful Solo Piano Karaoke (In the style of Madilyn Bailey and Runaground): MP3 (BY EAR) Carly Rae Jepsen Original Artist.
Stay Solo Piano Karaoke (In the style of Savannah Outen): MP3 (BY EAR)
Beautiful Day (Classical style - U2 - In the style of IL VOLO) :MP3 (BY EAR)
Brilliant Disguise (in the style of Bruce Springsteen): MP3 (BY EAR)
Titanium Solo Piano Karaoke! Madilyn Bailey Version: MP3 (BY EAR)
Skyfall Solo Piano Karaoke by ADELE!: MP3 (BY EAR)
Almost Said It by Carly Rae Jepsen!!! solo piano karaoke: MP3 (BY EAR)
Almost Said It by Carly Rae Jepsen!! solo voice and piano: MP3
Your heart is a muscle by Carly Rae Jepsen!! Solo piano karaoke: MP3 (BY EAR)
The Great Escape by PINK! Solo piano karaoke: MP3 (BY EAR)
Unchained Melody - Classical Voice and Piano: MP3 (BY EAR)
(Kissed You) Good Night (New number one country song by Gloriana): MP3 (BY EAR)
Beer Money (Tribute to Kip Moore) solo voice and piao (BY EAR): MP3
Independence Solo Piano Karaoke (The Band Perry): MP3 (BY EAR)
Deeper Than the Holler Solo Voice and Piano (Tribute to Randy Travis): MP3 (BY EAR)
Try a Little Kindness - Solo Voice and Piano (Tribute to Glen Campbell): MP3 (BY EAR)
All The Gold In California - Solo Voice and Piano (in the style of The Gatlin Brothers):MP3 (BY EAR)
Uncharted - Solo Piano Karaoke (In the Style of Sara Bareilles): MP3 (BY EAR)
Try - Solo Piano Karaoke (In the Style of Natasha Bedingfield): MP3 (BY EAR)
Try - Solo Voice and Piano (In the style of Natasha Bedingfield): MP3 (BY EAR)
Over You (Solo Piano Karaoke) [Miranda Lambert Version]: MP3 (BY EAR) VOTED SONG OF THE YEAR BY THE CMA FOR 2012!
Over You Solo Voice and Piano (Tribute to Miranda Lambert): MP3 (BY EAR)
Miles: MP3 (Vocals and Piano - Christina Perri Version):MP3 (BY EAR)
Miles (Solo Piano Karaoke) [Christina Perri Version]: MP3 (BY EAR)
A Thousand Years: MP3 (Solo Piano):MP3 (BY EAR)
A Thousand Years (TheTwilight Saga Breaking Dawn): MP3 (Vocals and Piano) (BY EAR)
Wild Horses: MP3 (Vocals and Piano) Natasha Bedingfield Version (BY EAR)
Dreamin In the Red, White and Blue: MP3 (Original Song about the NAVY SEALs)
By the Time I Leave Phoenix: MP3 (Original)
Bright Lights of Albuquerque: MP3 (Original)
Love With a Younger Man: MP3 (Original)
Check Caller ID: MP3 (Original)
BELOW IS INFO FOR THOSE WISHING TO PURSUE A CAREER AS A SONGWRITER!!!
As far as being professional,published songwriters - in other words - SELLING what you write (like i do) - take time to do extensive research - also like i did. You have to be a member of a PRO - i belong (FREE!!) to ASCAP. Look that up sometime - that is where you REGISTER your original material - and that is AFTER you register them on US.GOV to get your on-line copyrights. I am a published country music songwriter - my album features 17 songs - 14 of which i wrote. I did the album to showcase my songwriting abilities for country music. I am the singer and pianist on all of the songs - VERY IMPORTANT - is to have a youtube channel and facebook page set up for your music so you can build your fan base. Without fans - there is no selling of your music. Speaking of selling - you have to have a DISTRIBUTOR if you want to sell your music. You can also sell cover tunes once you get a mechanical license on limelight for a very small fee. The site i use is the best - CD BABY. Now - at some point you are going to want to set up your own publishing company - depending on your age. With ASCAP - that is a one-time 35 dollar fee i believe. That way - YOU are the owner of all of your music. You own what is called your "masters". And there is no third party to have to go thru when an artist is interested in recording your music or if a film needs music - or a tv show,etc... My company is MELISSA BLACK MUSIC PUBLISHING. Another thing that will get you far in the music business - PLAY YOUR OWN MUSIC. Either on piano like i did - or on guitar. AND show that in your videos. This is especially true if you want to be the singer/songwriter/performer.
I am located in Peoria, Az. the North West side of Phoenix metro area. The closest cross streets are 91st Ave and Thunderbird off the 101 freeway.
8959 W Acoma Drive