In addition to teaching violin and beginning piano, Melinda also works full time in our band and orchestra department! When she is not providing exceptional customer care at work, she can usually be found playing live with Lewis Knudsen and the Bandits and a second local band, Tambourine or traveling to Chicago to accompany another musician at various venues.
She has taught two group classes recently, Fiddling around the World and a Mariachi class. Both were a hit!
Melinda has been playing violin and piano for over 13 years and recently began taking drum lessons! She graduated from St. Ambrose University in 2012, with a music degree.
Her roommate is a three foot long corn snake named Clifford.
She enjoys canoeing, camping, hiking, and pretty much anything involving the great outdoors!
Melinda is known by staff, students, and customers for her high energy, bubbly enthusiasm, constant words of encouragement and her winning smile. This enthusiasm is what recently earned her the West Music Spirit Award!
Call 309-764-9300 to sign up for lessons with Melinda!