Mel Fitz
Cambridge, MA
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Mel Fitz

Mel F.

Cambridge, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
classical, folk, pop/rock -- anything from Sor/Giuliani to Hourse of the Rising Sun to selections from Frozen or Passenger

About Mel F.

Calm, caring and supportive are words which have been used to describe my teaching style. I am here to cultivate a lifelong love for music.


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Instrumental Instructor
Feb 2012 - Present

Wood and Strings

Teaching variety of instruments, including violin, viola, 'cello, bass, ukulele, guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, flute, recorder, and piano.

Composer, Arranger, Music Instructor
Jun 1995 - Present

Private Studio

Accepted and completed commissions for original and arranged music to be used in concerts, theatre, and film; recent commissions include early musicians John Tyson and Frank Jones, singers Sierra Marcy, Laura Pincus and Jack Byrne, and poet Maria Antifonario. Taught a variety of instruments privately.

Instrumental Instructor
Jun 1990 - Aug 1991

Picker's Supply

Taught violin, viola, 'cello and piano.


MM Music
Jan 2012 - May 2014

Longy School of Music of Bard College

AB Music
Sep 1990 - Jun 1995




Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Master's Degree in Music Composition
May 2014

Longy School of Music

Studied music theory medieval to modern; research and materials; 20th & 21st century compositional techniques; pedagogy.
Massage Therapy
May 2010

Salter School

Studied myology & kinesiology, anatomy & physiology, ethics, reflexology.


PatsyLu Prize
Sep 2020


Winner: Orchestral Composition Contest
Nov 2013

Longy Chamber Orchestra


Jan 2017
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
International Alliance for Women in Music
Oct 2013
The International Alliance for Women in Music builds awareness of women’s contributions to musical life through its publications, website, international competitions, conferences, concert promotion, and presentation, and through its support of entrepreneurial and publishing activities, scholarly research and publications, broadcasts, educational initiatives, and advocacy work.
Apr 2013
SoundExchange helps the music and creative community thrive in the digital age. SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit collective management organization that collects and distributes digital performance royalties to featured artists and copyright holders. We represent recording artists – from unsigned a cappella to acid rock to multi-platinum stars and master rights owners including major and independent record labels. It’s our job to ensure that these artists and copyright holders are compensated when their work is broadcast by non-interactive digital radio.
Society of Composers Inc.
Feb 2012
SCI is an independent organization concerned with the fellowship, collaboration, career goals, and objectives of new and contemporary music composers and those interested in topics related to composition.

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