Clarinet, Saxophone, Concert band, Orchestra, Contest music, Audition music
Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute
Bachelor of Music Education from the Ohio State University
Almost 30 years teaching experience, Band director at Bishop Ready High School (took the band to first-ever appearance at State Marching Band Finals), Band director at Madison Plains Middle School, Band director and grade 5-12 music teacher at Madison Christian School (started marching band program)
During her private teaching career, Melanie has started beginners on their new instruments, prepared students for OMEA Solo & Ensemble competitions and seating auditions, and taken aspiring music majors through the college audition process. She believes in working at the student’s pace to ensure a solid grasp of fundamentals, including tone production and basic musicianship, and she also teaches her students to learn how to evaluate their own playing. She is also experienced in equipment selection for growing musicians.
Melanie is married with three children. Her hobbies include camping, raising horses, and spending time with her family.