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.


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.


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.

Upcoming Events

Violinist William Slusser in Recital Nov. 3rd & 5th

The second recital in our Community Concert Series features Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Violinist William Slusser, accompanied by our own Samee Griffith. Bill will be playing music by Beethoven and Brahms.


Moira Levant’s Music to be Featured on November DMC Musicale

The music of composer and Violin Instructor Moira Levant will be featured on the November Dayton Music Club Musicale, performed by pianist and Owner of SCMS Dr. Samee Griffith. The Musicale will be held at Epiphany Lutheran Church on November 19th at 3:00 pm.


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.

Studio Calendar
November 18, 2017
  • Studio Christmas Recital Dress Rehearsal
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: 2:00 pm

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

November 19, 2017
  • Dayton Music Club Musicale w/ Moira Levant
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: 4:00 pm

    Location: Epiphany Lutheran Church, 6430 Far Hills Ave

November 22, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Break - No Lessons
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 11:59 pm

November 23, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Break - No Lessons
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 11:59 pm

November 24, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Break - No Lessons
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 11:59 pm

November 25, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Break - No Lessons
    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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