I have a B.S in Music and Psychology from University of Idaho. I have taught music for over 20 years in a variety of settings both locally and internationally. I am a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, NIMTA (where I also serve on the board as secretary), and a certified Teach Music Online Teacher. I have had the privilege of being a featured teacher for the top emerging piano method Wunderkeys and have been featured in Tim Topham's popular piano forum. I recently had the privilege of being interviewed on Carly Walton's Teach Music Online Podcast. I am also a singer/songwriter and released an EP in January of 2012 available on iTunes. Most recently, I became a published author, releasing my first book "A Uke Christmas" on Amazon December 2021 and my second book "Koala's Campfire Songs & Activities published May of 2022. You can buy my books on Amazon as well as our local bookstore The Well-Read Moose.
You can also view my other Ukulele Resources at www.starstrum.com
I have trained with internationally respected musicians and worship leaders from all over the world. I also served as Vocal and Performance Coach for team USA of the World Championship of Performing Arts and saw several of my clients signed with record labels and top Talent Agencies in Los Angeles. I have taught at public schools, music theater companies, talent agencies and private music schools but have found my niche in one-on-one private lessons with my students. I am passionate about igniting a love of music in all my students and I find joy in helping each student to find their unique musical voice.
Meet our Teachers
Melody is an avid pianist, harpist and vocalist. She grew up in a family of musicians and is raising her two kids to be musicians as well. Melody is currently working on finishing her degree in music and has been teaching private music lessons for 15 years. She is a member of the Music Teacher’s National Association and serves as treasurer for the North Idaho Music Teacher’s Association. When she saw the success her own children were having studying music using the Suzuki method, Melody decided to train to be a certified Suzuki piano teacher. She is currently certified to teach Suzuki piano books 1, 2 and 3 and plans on expanding her Suzuki certification. With a passion for teaching students of all ages, Melody loves to share her knowledge of music theory, technique, composition and the ability to play diverse styles of music.
Let's Work Together!
I'd love to connect with you or your student about piano, guitar/ukulele, harp or voice lessons. Our teachers and I, look forward to welcoming you into Anna's Music Studio!