Teaches Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Areas of Instruction
Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Melanie Richards, Clarinet/Flute/Saxophone teacher joined the Alt5Winds woodwind quintet this season. She is starting her 21st year this fall teaching elementary vocal/instrumental music (virtually!) in the Columbus City Schools. Melanie studied clarinet at Cleveland State University, Northwestern University and received her DMA from The Ohio State University. While teaching at Capital University, she played with the faculty woodwind quintet and played with the Columbus Camerata quintet for several years. She enjoys playing musicals as a woodwind doubler and has played recently at the Weathervane Theatre (Newark,OH) and the Short North Stage. She lives in Old North Columbus with her wife, Lisa and her son Josh. Son Jackson lives in Cleveland, where he studies voice.