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PST Monday-Friday 7AM - 5PM   CST Monday-Friday 8AM - 7PM   EST Monday-Friday 9 AM - 8 PM

Our headqarters are based in Shallotte, NC.
Our mailing address is
PO Box #1782, Shallotte NC 28459

Fax: (615) 523-2105

Kathi Kerr
Thank you for visiting us at Melody Music Studios. I'm Kathi Kerr, owner and founder of Melody Music Studios. Please feel free to contact me with any questions! We would love to hear from you.

Kathi grew up in a musical family, with a mother who is a classically trained musician, and a father who plays the upright jazz bass by ear, so she had the best of both worlds-training and a good ear for improv. Growing up, Kathi regularly performed as soloist, as well as with her family, and knew early on that music was going to be her life! After high school, she studied for 2 years at Point Loma College for piano performance, than after a few years, transferred to The San Francisco Conservatory of Music in San Francisco, CA for another 2 years, studying under Julliard graduate, Mac McCray. Between colleges, Kathi performed, toured and recorded in a contemporary Christian band as keyboardist and background vocalist. While at the conservatory, Kathi started teaching private piano and voice lessons and found that she really enjoyed it. In 1989, she found herself with so many students, she decided to hire some of her advanced adult students to teach her overflow, and thus Melody Music Studios was started.
As Melody Music Studios began to grow, she decided to expand to all instruments and voice, and in 2001 opened multiple cities across the country. Kathi has a love for music, and believes that, while learning an instrument or voice should be challenging, it should also be fun and positive for the student as he/she begin their own personal musical journey.

Administrative Assistant
Email: jaella@MelodyMusicStudios.com

Jaella joined Melody Music Studios as a voice and piano instructor while attending college in 2013. She then graduated from Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ for a Vocal Performance in 2014. To earn money throughout her college career, Jaella worked as the assistant to the Music Department at Georgian Court University. She called alumni, prospective students, handed out and hung up flyers for recitals, and collected tickets/monetary donations during concert season. During concerts where she was expected to perform, she arrived early and already organized so that anyone who would be taking over once she was on stage was easily able to pick up where she'd left off. So in 2017, owner Kathi Kerr, seeing her talents not only as an instructor but her organization skills, along with a great personality, it was a slam dunk for her to join the office staff as administrative assistant. If you have any questions regarding signing up for lessons at Melody Music Studios, just ask Jaella!

Media Specialist and Publicist
Email: Tammy.Brackett@gmail.com

Music publicist, writer and artist, Tammy Brackett lives in Richmond VA. Tammy owned Laughing Moon Productions and Moonstruck Promotions for 25 years. She was the tour manager for Reverend Jeff Mosier and Blueground Undergrass and was the responsible agent for many bands, labels and solo artists. Tammy's book Another Nightmare Gig, was published in January 2012. Her books, including DIY guides for musicians can be found at amazon.com. A multi media artist, Tammy creates books, cards, jewelry and more using recycled materials.