Martha Meek is a graduate of Rockford Public High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies from Albion College.
Meek’s private teaching is her main endeavor. She has taught music lessons privately in the Suttons Bay area and beyond, on and off, since the late ‘70s, and full time since the late ‘90s. Meek teaches students of all ages on guitar, piano, band instruments, bass guitar, ukulele, and mandolin. She also teaches music theory and composition.
Meeks says, “Teaching is my gift, and I really love it! I love watching students grow musically. Some people are born performers; others are composers; still, others are great at sound engineering. I am a teacher first and foremost.”
Her dedication to her students is obvious the first day they meet her. Her schedule revolves around their needs. She is constantly finding opportunities for individual student’s interests. She does not have the distractions of a touring musician and is committed to teaching beyond the short term. Some of her students have been with her for 10 years! One such student began her first recital with “How Much is that Doggie in the Window,” and through the years has gathered enough knowledge, experience, and wisdom to perform before 2,000 people.
In addition to a busy teaching schedule, Meek has also been involved in music ministry for many churches over the years.