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.


Give the Gift of Music this Christmas!

Music lessons make great gifts! A gift certificate from Star City Music Studios can be purchased for any instrument or voice and for any number of lessons.


SCMS Welcomes Percussionist Ian Mortensen

We are excited to welcome our newest instructor, percussionist Ian Mortensen. Ian is a graduate of the University of Dayton and a published composer


Introducing Saxophone and Improv Instructor Peter Schomburg

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

Upcoming Events

Guitarist Evan Fiehrer to Perform on DMC’s December Musicale

Guitarist Evan Fiehrer will perform on the Dayton Music Club’s December Musicale, a free concert on Tuesday, December 12th, at 11:00 am, at the Dayton Women’s Club.


4th Annual Studio Christmas Recitals

Our fall term ends with our Fourth Annual Studio Christmas Recitals and receptions. Scheduled for Saturday, December 16th, there are two times to choose from: 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

Studio Calendar
December 12, 2017
  • Dayton Music Club Musicale w/ Evan Fiehrer
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: 12:00 pm

    Location: Dayton Women's Club

December 16, 2017
  • Last Day of Fall Term
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 11:59 pm

  • Studio Christmas Recital 1 (Community Concert #3a)
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: 7:00 pm

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

  • Studio Christmas Recital 2 (Community Concert Series #3b)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: 8:30 pm

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

December 18, 2017
  • First Day of Winter Break
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 11:59 pm

January 5, 2018
  • First Day of Spring Term (20 weeks)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 11:59 pm

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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