Dr. Samee Griffith Mood,
Owner and Instructor


Welcome to Star City Music Studios! Located in historic downtown Miamisburg, Ohio, we offer private voice and instrument lessons on all major instruments, including piano, guitar, clarinet, oboe, and trumpet. We also offer early childhood music classes for children ages birth to five, and group and academic enrichment classes for all ages. Beginning Fall 2017, we now offer instrument rental and purchase through our partnership with Kincaid’s Music.

At Star City Music Studios, our goal is to offer quality music instruction to the greater Miami Valley, including Centerville, Dayton, Farmersville, Franklin, Germantown, Miamisburg, Springboro, and West Carrollton. Whether you’re just beginning your musical journey or are looking to further refine your skills, you’ll find the teacher you’re looking for and the type of lesson that meets your needs right here. Use the menu at the top of this page or the quick links to the right to get started.


Introducing Saxophone and Improv Instructor Peter Schomburg

Star City Music Studios welcomes Peter Schomburg! Peter will be teaching saxophone and improvisation.


SCMS Welcomes Violinist and Composer Moira Levant

Star City Music Studios is excited to welcome fiddler Moira Levant. Moira has over 26 years teaching experience and won 2nd Place at the OFMC Senior Music Composition Contest in 2017.


SCMS Offering Instrument Rental and Purchase

Star City Music Studios is excited to announce instrument rental and purchase through our partnership with Kincaid’s Music of Springfield!

Upcoming Events

Musikgarten Classes Start in September

Our Musikgarten early childhood program begins its fall term the first week of September. Musikgarten classes are designed for children ages birth to 5 years old and their parents. Children sing, dance, practice rhythms and have a great time!


Instructor Blaine Heeter to Perform in Verdi’s Requiem

Instructor of Voice Blaine Heeter will perform in Verdi’s Requiem, presented by the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance September 16th and 17th.


Faculty Recital September 22nd

The faculty of Star City Music Studios will open our Community Concert Series with a recital of solo and ensemble music for piano, voice, guitar, and more! The recital is free to attend but space is limited! Please RSVP at eventbrite.com.

Studio Calendar
October 7, 2017
  • Miamisburg Fall Festival
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: 4:30 pm

    Location: Riverfront Park, 3 North Miami Avenue, Miamisburg, OH 45342, United States

October 15, 2017
  • Dayton Music Club Musicale w/ Samee Griffith
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: 4:00 pm

    Location: Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3939 Stonebridge Rd, Dayton, OH 45419, USA

October 16, 2017
October 17, 2017
October 18, 2017
October 19, 2017
Get To Know Us

Our Location

Fall Office Hours

We’re located at 20 N. Second St., next to Dour Printing and across from the Miamisburg Civic Center. Can’t stop by during office hours? We’re happy to make an appointment with you! Just call us at 937-265-2164, or you can e-mail us at lessons@starcitymusicstudios.com or visit our contact page.

Instrument Rental

through Kincaid’s Music

We are pleased to offer instrument rental and purchase through Kincaid’s Music of Springfield! Stop by during our office hours or contact us for more details.

Our Newest Instructor

Peter Schomburg, saxophone and improvisation

Peter is an instructor at Centerville City Schools and is a member of the Dayton Jazz Orchestra and the Sinclair Community Jazz Ensemble. Click here to schedule an assessment today!

Our Featured Class

Musikgarten: Cycle of Seasons

Designed for children ages 3 to 5, Cycle of Seasons uses the changing natural world to explore basic musical concepts. Click here for more information and to register.

Samee and Aaron are both excellent teachers, and we owe so much of the progress that our daughter has made on the piano to their guidance, professionalism, and instruction!
Roxanne, parent
My daughter is loving her voice lessons here. Highly recommend!
Danielle, parent
Samee is really in tune to the individual needs of her students. She knew my style and music preferences in a very short time. She also did an amazing job coordinating my senior recital. Samee is a great teacher for advanced, beginner, or any kind of piano student.
Bethany, student, 18
During the years my girls took piano lessons from Samee, I saw great progress in both their technique and performance confidence. I have had the opportunity to observe Samee interacting with beginning and advanced piano students and her love for both her students and music is very evident. The highlight of my kids week was always piano lessons with Samee!
Cheryl, parent
Samee is one of the best piano teachers I have had. In only two years she has transformed the way I play. I love how I felt like she knew me in my very first lesson. I think she is a very knowledgeable person and she has helped me see many things in a new way. I enjoyed my time studying under Samee and I love her passion for music.
Melissa, student, 16
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