Draper Music Studio, LLC

Draper Music Studio, LLC

5.0Exceptional(12 reviews)


I am not just your average neighborhood teacher. I have been training since I was four years old, studied with some of the best teachers in the nation, pursued a Masters degree at Manhattan School of Music, and perform professionally on violin and viola throughout the Salt Lake Valley. I am dedicated to teaching the best habits from the beginning to help you or your child progress successfully through every level. Please visit drapermusicstudio.com for more information.

I enjoy the creativity needed to custom fit learning to each child and adult. I like the challenge of cooperative problem solving to achieve a beautiful end result. I also just enjoy working with people, and when they progress well, it brings me great satisfaction.


1 employee
16 years in business
Serves Salt Lake City , UT


Do you own a violin?

Student who has an instrument, Student who is planning to purchase an instrument and would like advice

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old

Instrument interested in

Violin, Viola


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Liz G.

Working with Melissa Draper has been a wonderful experience. She is encouraging and fun with all the precision it requires to help a young musician actually sound good. We love working with her!
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February 01, 2019


Laura S.

Excellent Teacher! Ms. Draper has studied music herself and the art of teaching music for a life time. Im continually impressed with her ability to build on her students strengths while finding what needs growth and giving personalized instruction to move them forward in skill and love for music. She is endlessly patient and positive. I appreciate that Ms. Draper is continually learning as a professional musician personally and passes on new ideas and methods to her students on a regular basis. Weve been with Draper Music Studios for many years and rate our experience as excellent!
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January 28, 2019


Emily J.

Melissa is an excellent teacher. She has a gift for teaching and she knows just how to work with my daughter to get her to play her best and have beautiful tone. She is also very kind, approachable, and encouraging while still having high expectations of her students. We love her and highly recommend her!
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January 26, 2019


Trent R.

We have two boys that have studied with Melissa for many years. She has done a fantastic job guiding them through all aspects of their We have two boys that have studied with Mrs. Draper for many years. She has done a fantastic job guiding them through all aspects of their development. I am amazed at the beauty and maturity of their sound at just nine and twelve. She has also helped them develop excellent music reading skills and they feel empowered to play anything. Mrs. Draper expects them to work hard and practice every day, and it really pays off. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to take violin education seriously. You will have great results!
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January 25, 2019


Beatrice U.

Mrs Draper has just the right blend of rigorousness and amiability that my son (12) both really enjoys his lessons and continues to improve and play well.
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January 24, 2019


Brittani R.

We have been with Draper Music Studio for over 8 years. Mrs. Draper has taken our boys from beginning violinists to proficient and emotive musicians. She keeps it positive in lessons and instills in her students a desire to work hard. She expects great things from them and knows how to help them achieve it.
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January 24, 2019

Frequently asked questions

At the first lesson, I will talk with a student about their previous experience and training.  Then I will have them play something they are comfortable with so I can get an idea of what technical challenges/strengths are there.  After assessing, we start together on a path that is best suited and level-appropriate for their continued learning and growth.  

I did graduate work in Violin Performance at The Manhattan School of Music in New York and received my undergraduate degree in Music from Brigham Young University. I work as a professional freelance musician on both violin and viola.  I have also taught private lessons for appoximately 20 years.  

Services offered