Melissa Morris was nominated by one of her students.
"Melissa was my first guitar and music teacher. I met her as a freshman in high school," explains the student. "I am now a professional guitarist and music teacher. She started me on my path. I cannot thank her enough for the education and guidance she gave me over the last 25 years! I am now an accomplished performing musician with a musical family and school that stemmed from Melissa. My school is the New York Guitar Academy and has been in business for 12 years. It was rated the top school in NYC for guitar classes and lessons from Time Out New York. I also have a family band that has over 250,000 followers on Instagram and has been featured on many media outlets. My family band is the Quarantined Quartet.
"Melissa is my life-changing teacher and person. I am blessed to have her in my life," said the student.