Melissa grew up in the Okanagan and has always loved music. She started taking private piano lessons at the age of 6 and has not stopped seeking musical education since that day.
Melissa majored in Educational Psychology and minored in music in university and has completed the Royal Conservatory of Music's Teaching Elementary Piano certificate.
Her goal as a piano teacher is to in still a lifelong love of music in her students while helping them grow their innate musicality. Lessons are structured around sequential and developmentally appropriate learning involving multi-sensory play with ear training and theory and music notation.
Melissa works with students from age 4 to 99 and specializes in piano fundamentals starting from the ground up.