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Melinda Maxwell

My name is Melinda Maxwell, a private music instructor, now, with 19 years of teaching experience. I teach in a studio within the Music Connections Store located on 341 W 3rd St

Costs: $30 per 1/2 hour

I customize lessons and arrange music to teach my students. I teach contemporary popular tunes, as well as classics, and many other popular styles, country, rock, jazz, blues and more. My aim is to inspire and motivate my students. I work with my students to set personal music goals for fun, enjoyment, and educational expectations. I teach:

  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Old-style Fiddle
  • Voice

I also teach:

  • Advanced music theory and chord theory
  • Ear training
  • Singing and playing an instrument at the same time
  • Music appreciation
  • Songwriting and composition
  • Recording art

I am a singer/songwriter recording artist, professional local music. I play saxophone and guitar professionally, regularly, around Chico. I play by ear, can improvise freely on all the instruments that I play, and I read music and teach reading/ or playing by ear / or both, depending upon the wish, or needs of the student. I teach with compassion and experience. I am very thorough, and monitor, and listen, and give immediate candid feedback for swift learning.

I have students ranging in age from 6 years old to 80 +...
Feel free to contact me with your questions, or visit the Music Connection store and ask for Melinda Maxwell.
I presently have time open...I teach Monday through Friday... a very reasonable fee.
If you do not own an instrument I can help you get started finding your instrument and make recommendations to help you buy well and save money.


  • The Music Connection     Chico
    (530) 898-0110
  • 341 W 3rd St, Chico, CA 95928
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