Read what our parents are saying about us.
We have had the privilege of being part of the Academy over the past four years. Melody
Lane is more than just an Academy, it is a family. Owned and operated by the wonderful Akins. Melody Lane provides an excellent
environment for children to grow and develop in self-confidence as well as technical skill. Melody Lane has been an integral
part of the development of our daughter and two sons. Recently our son was diagnosed with a chronic illness. He was nervous
about getting back into his "normal" routines. What would other kids think? How would they react because there is something
"different" about him. As he walked through the doors for his first day back to Singers, my heart was overjoyed... I heard
everyone start to cheer. I knew he was going to be okay. Thank you so much Tony and Amy for providing such a welcoming, safe,
nurturing, and positive environment for children to blossom in. You are a true gift to this Valley.
After two frustrating years at another dance studio, we decided to switch
to Melody Lane. We have never been happier!! Amy is an amazing teacher with incredible talent! The staff
is well educated in their skills, caring and supportive. We get the professionalism and structure we were not receiving
elsewhere. I've watched Melody Lane grow over the years and it just continues to get better and better. I am so
glad we made the switch!! My daughter is so happy and has such deep respect for Miss Amy and Miss Rachel. You
ladies are wonderful role models for my daughter to look up to! I am glad to see Peggy at the office, her wisdom and
patience with my many questions is priceless! Tony, you too have answered my many questions and I appreciate your talent
and faith you have in children and in Melody Lane! Keep up the amazing work!
"Our family has really benefited from being part of Melody
Lane. Both of our daughters have blossomed and gained an amazing amount of self confidence because of their participation
in Melody Lane Singers. This year they have each added a dance class and are absolutely enjoying every moment of it.
I have had the privilege of working with Tony Akin for four years while he was a school teacher. Not only is he extremely
patient with kids, but he inspires them to try to become the best they can. I have also watched Amy as she choreographed
some plays with high school students. Wow! She too is just great. They are both great role models and I
am glad my daughters have the chance to work with them. If you are looking for a great opportunity for your child, I
can highly recommend Melody Lane. They have a great variety of performing art programs and high standards."
Academy ~ how to put in a few short sentences the impact on the lives of the students that attend? My granddaughter,
Erin has been privileged to spend the last 6 years as both a student of dance, and as a member of The Melody Lane Singers.
The Academy provides the very best possible environment for the development of students talents in the performing arts,
but also promotes a good balance of confidence, self esteem and importance of community participation. We do not want to forget the many hours of wonderful entertainment the Academy and students
have provided for our community. Thanks to the Akin Family and their well chosen staff."