Melinda has been teaching and playing special events, including weddings, since she was a teenager.
She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and is now a veteran homeschooling mom to four musical delights. Homeschooling taught her to be sensitive to a child's interests and unique learning needs—and this is what drives her teaching philosophy. Every single child, regardless of age or limitations, can learn how to play and enjoy an instrument well!
She teaches preschool and homeschool music classes, conducts the Midlands Homeschool Strings program, maintains a private home studio, and is a violin instructor at Shandon Baptist Church's Worship Art Center.
When she's not playing music with her students, she's usually singing along with her ukulele. Or creating something fun with her husband and children!
Melinda is available to teach or perform in the Columbia, SC area.