Melissa and Sarah are sisters. Melissa is the creator of Dark Matters Music. Sarah is the creator of the Pay What You Wish Hooping with Kids Teacher Training Program.
As a composer of ambient electronic pieces and piano underscore, Melissa Slawsky exemplifies her finesse in blending textural, analog synths and global electronica together. While classically trained, her projects adopt a contemporary spin which makes listening to her music a truly, one-of-a-kind experience.
Armed with a variety of instruments including her Kawai CA-95 digital piano, ROLI Seaboard Grand and Arturia Analog MIDI lab to name a few, Melissa’s direction leans towards the sonic qualities of timbre and tone first, and texture second.
Melissa is a maverick open for opportunity – she prides herself on ‘showing’ instead of ‘telling’, and her determination to succeed in the music industry is only rivalled by her undying passion for the art form itself.
Melissa Slawsky, Ph.D., NCTM is a 21st century music educator with 10+ years of higher education teaching experience in the traditional and audio production settings. From applied piano to music theory and music history, Dr. Slawsky can go from talking about Franz Liszt, to Lady Gaga, and Lil Wayne while teaching the same concepts. It’s all music to her.
This is one of my favorite songs EVER. I am dancing to Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” at Owen Lake Park in Swannanoa, NC.
I am a hoop dancer in Asheville, NC. I perform at parties and events and I teach hula hoop dance classes for children.
Not in Asheville and want to learn to hoop dance? I have several online hoop dance courses.