We believe in developing personal skills and a life-long love of the arts!  Private lessons, beginners through advanced, are offered to students age 5 to adult.  30 minute, 45 minute and 1 hour lessons are available.  

MARY ANN MEDLIN is The Music Staff's owner and piano teacher.  She holds a degree from  Virginia Commonwealth University in piano performance.  In the fall of 1985, she started The Music Staff, a landmark in Western Branch as a community music school.  She has adjudicated and held offices in Tidewater Music Teachers Forum, Virginia Music Teachers Association and National Guild of Piano Teachers.  Mary Ann is proud of the accomplishments of her students who have won various competitions, pursued careers in music, and share their talents in the community.  Presently she enjoys a studio of piano students age 5 through adults.

email  lessons@TheMusicStaff.com

CHRISTINE BUTLER  teaches violin and classical guitar.  She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and holds a double major in violin performance and special education.  Christine also has written the curriculum and recorded the music for Play & Sing™, a part of Early Steps in Music™ music program.  She is currently teaching Special Needs students full time in the Chesapeake public schools.