An outstanding pianist, singer, guitarist, producer, writer and performer in his own right (for his band Almost July), Skip worked with Melissa to design this program specifically for our students who want to accompany themselves, play in bands, write songs, and expand their music theory knowledge and 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, know what they are playing 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.