Background, professional training and performance history
Melanie loves to share music. She began studying violin as a young child in Colorado. Music has consistently brought joy and beauty into her life; and so, she has committed herself to providing opportunities for others to experience music. She earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Violin Performance at the University of Northern Colorado. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Music in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oregon.
Artist statement and teaching philosophy
"Music is a source of joy and beauty that we can choose to have. I believe in the positive potential music has to enrich our lives—and I believe that all are capable of developing knowledge that can enable greater variety of experiences. And it is my responsibility to assist others in finding ways to create music."
Instruments & classes taught
Melanie teaches violin.