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.

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.


2017 Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for all of our summer camps, including brass, guitar, piano, and our popular instrument sampler camp. For a full list of camps, pricing, and schedules, please visit our Summer Camp page.


SCMS Announces Partnership with Trinity Church, New Piano

Star City Music Studios has announced a partnership with Trinity Church to house our historic 1892 Chickering grand piano in the church’s fellowship facility. The piano is a 6′ 3″ model 109C, which features detailed carvings on its cabinet and an extra wide soundboard for an exceptionally resonant tone.

Upcoming Events

Student Competition Recital April 29th

Registered students will perform in the First Annual SCMS Student Competition in an open recital on Saturday, April 29th, at 10:00 am at Trinity Church in Miamisburg. Star City Music Studios will welcome guest adjudicator Amanda Roberts who will judge the competition. Free admission.

Studio Calendar
April 28, 2017
  • Piano Performance Class
    Starts: 5:15 pm
    Ends: 6:15 pm

    Location: Star City Music Studios, 20 N 2nd St, Miamisburg, OH 45342, USA

April 29, 2017
  • First Annual Student Competition
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: 11:00 am

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

May 3, 2017
  • National Guild of Piano Teachers Auditions
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 11:59 pm

    Location: First Lutheran Church Dayton, 138 W First St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

Get To Know Us

Our Location

Visit Us Across from the Civic Center

Stop by our location at 20 N. Second St., next to Dour Printing and across from the Miamisburg Civic Center! Our hours are flexible, so feel free to call for an appointment at 937-265-2164, or you can e-mail us at lessons@starcitymusicstudios.com or visit our contact page.

Our Newest Instructor

Brittany Hausman, violin

Brittany is a junior at Wright State University, and has studied violin in both Russia and the United States. Click here to schedule an assessment today!

Our Featured Instructor

Blaine Heeter III, voice

Blaine is a graduate of Wright State University, where he received his Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance. 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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