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.


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.


Christmas Recital Video Online

The video of our Third Annual Christmas Recital is available on our Youtube page.

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Musikgarten Begins Week of January 30th

Spring Musikgarten classes are forming now! Children ages birth to 5 will practice singing, dancing, rhythm skills, and pitch recognition using the nationally recognized Musikgarten curriculum.

Upcoming Events
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Next Piano Performance Class February 17th

An important benefit of lessons at Star City Music Studios is the performance experience our students receive at our regularly occurring Performance Classes: informal performances where students play for one another and receive constructive criticism.


Festival Recital February 25th

In preparation for the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs District Festival, students will perform their festival music at a recital on Saturday, February 25th, at 3:00 pm at St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church.


Faculty Recital March 3rd

Faculty of Star City Music Studios will perform in the First Annual Faculty Recital on Friday, March 3rd, at 7:00 pm, at Trinity Church in Miamisburg. This is the first concert that will feature our historic 1892 Chickering grand piano. Free admission.

Studio Calendar
March 3, 2017
  • Faculty Recital
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: 8:00 pm

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

March 11, 2017
  • NFMC District III-E Junior Festival
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 11:59 pm

    Location: Raymond Fitz Hall, 1529 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409, United States

March 17, 2017
  • Instrument Performance Class
    Starts: 5:15 pm
    Ends: 6:15 pm

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

March 24, 2017
  • Student Competition Deadline
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 11:59 pm

March 26, 2017
  • Spring Break - No Lessons
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 11:59 pm

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