Dr. Samee Griffith
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.


New Recital Videos Posted

Missed one of our studio recitals, or want to see one of our community concerts again? All of the recitals are posted on our youtube channel. Click on the performances tab at the top of this page or click here to go directly to our channel.


SCMS Performs at City Council Installation

Instructors Magdalena Kirsch, Moira Levant, and Dr. Samee Griffith performed at the Miamisburg City Council Installation Ceremony on Sunday, December 31st, at the Plaza Theatre. They played musical selections throughout the ceremony, including the National Anthem and God Bless America.

Upcoming Events

Federation Festival Recital February 24

Students participating in the National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Festival are invited to perform in a recital on Saturday, February 24th, at 3:00pm, at St. Jacob Lutheran Church.


Pianist Aaron Mood to Perform with DPO Clarinetist John Kurokawa on February 27th

Pianist Aaron Mood will perform a recital of music for clarinet and piano with Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Clarinetist John Kurokawa on Tuesday, February 27th, at the Troy Hayner Cultural Center in Troy, Ohio. Free admission!


DPO Principal Trumpet Charles Pagnard In Recital

The fifth recital in our Community Concert Series features Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Trumpet Charles Pagnard and Dr. Samee Griffith performing music for trumpet and piano on Friday, March 2nd, at 7:30pm, at Trinity Church in Miamisburg

Studio Calendar
February 24, 2018
  • Festival Recital
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: 4:00 pm

    Location: St Jacob's Lutheran Church, 213 E Central Ave, Miamisburg, OH 45342, USA

February 27, 2018
  • John Kurokowa and Aaron Mood In Recital
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: 8:30 pm

    Location: Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W Main St, Troy, OH 45373, USA

March 2, 2018
  • Charles Pagnard Trumpet Recital (Community Concert #5)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: 8:30 pm

    Location: Trinity United Church-Christ, 203 E Linden Ave, Miamisburg, OH 45342, USA

March 10, 2018
  • OMEA District XII JH Solo & Ensemble Registration Deadline
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 11:59 pm

  • OFMC District III-E Junior Festival
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 4:00 pm

    Location: University of Dayton Fitz Hall, 1529 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409, USA

Get To Know Us

Our Location

Spring Office Hours
by appointment

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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