Music Lessons Express (MLE) was founded in 2005 by jazz and gospel vocalist Lindsey Benedict, who won several vocal competitions, including X Factor. After winning several vocal competitions and moving to Nashville, Lindsey sold MLE to local blues guitarist Brett Wellman in 2012.
In 2016, Brett decided it was time to focus on his band, the Stone Cold Blues, and Mick Metz became the new owner of MLE. Under Mick’s direction, Natasha Marsalli was announced as MLE’s General Manager. Together they have created the largest music school in Tallahassee, providing lessons to more than 200 students of all ages and levels throughout the Leon County area.
In 2017, MLE opened a new branch serving the Denver, Colorado region.