Ages: Ages 10 and up
Years of Experience: 30+
Education: Northwestern University, Manhattan School of Music, UNCW
Rates: $250 monthly for weekly hour-long sessions, $125 monthly for weekly half-hour sessions. Free initial consult.
Tel: (919) 818-7229
Melody is a passionate and committed music educator with students drawn from throughout the county. She specializes in working with children ages 10 and up. And, Melody particularly relishes working with high schoolers and all-levels of adult learners. Her teaching career spans over three decades. She individualizes lesson material based upon student need. Typically, she uses the Suzuki and Mark O’Connor materials and methods combined with supplementary scales, etudes, and finger exercise. She is committed to supporting each student's growth as a person and a musician and believes that her job as a teacher is to share with each student her knowledge, her teaching skills, and her love of music. Melody firmly believes that teaching is a privilege and is an inspiring, hands-on, sensitive, caring, and empowering instructor. She teaches private lessons from her home studio in Raleigh and at Leechford Music in Cary.
As a performer, she has worked regularly as a sub or guest musician with countless orchestras from Chicago to Myrtle Beach. Among the most notable, Melody has played as a sub with Chicago Symphony and played as Assistant Principle Violist in the Chicago Chamber Orchestra for over a decade. She also was a founding board member and principle violist with the Long Bay Symphony in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
She has studied in Chicago, Illinois at Northwestern University, with violists Robert Slaughter and Robert Swan and with Chicago Symphony’s Principle violist, Milton Preves, Her education continued in New York City at the Manhattan School of Music with imminent violist Paul Doktor and with Nobuko Imai, premier violist, currently teaching at Conservatoires in Amsterdam and Geneva.
Please visit Melody’s website for more details on her teaching policies, philosophy and training at http://www.melodystringinstruction.com