Mel Parker is the founder of Perfect Music Man and has a long list of accomplishments as a professional musician. One of those accomplishments is being Billboard Magazine's "Top 100" three times as a studio musician. He has a strong background in classic music and was awarded a violinist scholarship at Southern Illinois University. Mel studied classical violin under world-famous Russian violinist, Jsader Grossman, Dt. Kent Perry, and Suzuki violin master, Dr. John Kendal. While at SJU, Mel performed with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in an exhibition concert.
Studying jazz guitar under Vince Arte, Mel won several national guitar championships with the Mid-American Music Association. He also studied bluegrass and country fiddle with Shelby Eicher, Roy Clark's fiddle player for nine years. In addition, Mel was executive producer for multiple network television theme songs, working with one of Hollywood's greatest musical arrangers for major motion pictures' film scores.
Mel has built and owned professional multi-track recording studios, and has taught recording engineering at the Recording Institute of America. Mel served as the exclusive, direct-response marketing agent for select recordings of Kenny Rogers, Ann Murray, and Willie Nelson. He has written numerous jingles and television theme songs as well as producing television commercials. Mel was nominated for an Emmy Award, as well as winning an Emmy for his musical contribution for syndicated TV shows.
Mel has lectured at universities in St. Petersburg, Russia; Krakow, Poland; and Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as consulting radio and TV networks throughout Europe. He now teaches music lessons at Perfect Music Man full time.