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Play More Music offers private music instruction by highly qualified local teachers. Some instructors offer the opportunity to audit one lesson. We love teaching and you will love learning! All instruments are taught.

Melissa Sebel

Owner and president of Play More Music™, Melissa Bennett Sebel has been playing music since the age of three. Her main instruments are flute, piano, and folk guitar though she’s been known to pick up drums and cellos occasionally. Since 1988, Melissa has participated in numerous recitals and competitions at the state and regional levels in the Philadelphia area. Studying with Dr. Lynne Cooksey, Melissa received honors, grants, and awards for her work. In 2000, she earned her degree in music performance from Emory University under the tutelage of Christina Smith, principal flutist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and jazz pianist, Gary Motley of The Swing Association. Melissa has been teaching 60 private lessons a week since 1998, with students ranging in age from 3 years old to 93 years old.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys running with her son Owen & her dog Django (Reinhardt)…and dabbling in the culinary arts with her husband, Tim. She also likes to bang on drums and sing rock music when no one is looking!

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” Aldous Huxley