Lessons are given during regular business hours by experienced music professionals at Mel Owen Music. Teachers at Mel Owen Music keep their own schedules. Please call our store at (502) 893-6624 or email to: email@example.com and a message will be given to the teacher and they will contact you directly.
Drum Lessons - by Jeff McAllister
Flute Lessons - by Jean Hutchinson
Flute lessons are available at any time of the year at Mel Owen Music or in my home! If you are an intermediate or advanced player wanting to increase your skills and musicality or you have never played before and would LOVE to start, contact me! Or perhaps you played flute in high school but haven't touched it in years. I do refresher courses! I train students to audition for Youth Orchestra, chair placement in band, and college auditions. Each June, all students are welcome to perform on my studio recital. For the advanced members of my studio, I offer the Panpipes Flute Choir, which consists of C flutes, piccolos, Eb flute, alto and bass flute.
Trumpet Lessons by Melanie Dillman
Joe Stivers (Saxophone, Clarinet)
Joe is the band director at Crosby Middle School. He is a Louisville native and a proud product of JCPS. Attending both Barret MS and Male HS, he later went on to earn my BME at Morehead State University. Music has been a constant in his life and he has always received great support from family and friends.
Nick Waldrop (Saxophone and Beginner Woodwinds)
Nick received his degree in Music Education, as well as his Masters in Education from the University of Louisville. He retired with 32+ years of teaching in the Jefferson County School system. He has been a Band Teacher at the Elementary, Middle School and High School level.
Tom Browning (Guitar)
Tom received his Music Theory & Composition degree from Bellarmine University. Also studied at U of L School of Music with Dr. Keyes. Studied guitar with Tom Lee and Jimmy Raney. Tom has been teaching guitar for over 30 years and is currently with the Pranksters and performs at various venues in Louisville. Tom has played in Boston, St. Croix (USVI), Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia as well. He has performed with Bo Diddly, David Goldflies (Allman Bros), Jason Izbell (Drive by Truckers), Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead), Brad Bralove (Stevie Wonder) and many others.
Tom says his best gig ever has been performing with the students at YPAS. "I was hired to arrange music for their orchestra and played guitar with them at the performance. It was a thrill to hear my orchestrations performed by well-trained students who were learning how to become professional musicians."
- jimmy raney,john lennon,arnold schoenberg
- john mcglaughlin,larry coryell,jeff beck,miles
- trane,jerry,bo diddley,soft machine,betts,doors
John Burgard (Guitar)
In 2011 musician, singer-songwriter, and actor, Kirk Davis assembled a group of long time friends who happen to be some of Louisville’s finest and most respected musicians to form Blues & Greys. Guitarist John Burgard, who for over four decades has played in countless groups and settings: The Waters, Murphy’s Law, and The Tim Krekel Orchestra just to name a few.
Wayne Wellman (Bassoon)
Wayne received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has over 35 years of experience repairing brass and woodwind instruments. He is a member of the International Double Reed Society, plays Bassoon with the Louisville Philharmonia, IUS Orchestra, Bellarmine Civic Orchestra and Crossgate Players Quintet.