Skip is the pianist, singer, guitarist, producer and writer for his band Almost July, an MMVS artist and coach. He worked with Melissa to design a holistic instrumentation program specifically for students who want to accompany themselves, play in bands, write and record songs, expand their music theory knowledge and improve their playing ability. Piano and guitar are not taught out of a book in these lessons. Lesson plans are designed for each individual. Students are encouraged to learn how to play by ear, understand the theory behind what they're doing and apply it to the style of music they want to create. MMVSers love Skip’s passion for music, his sense of humor and his strong belief that learning music should always be fun. Students also learn how to record and produce their own demos inside of the instrumentation program.