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Melanie has performed as the celebration choir pianist for the 4,000 member Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas, and has accompanied many high school choirs in South Texas. She also lead Heaven’s Light, a UMC Praise Band. She is currently
performing in Easy Rhythms, a trio playing big band/swing music.
In addition to playing piano, Melanie has played trombone with Brass, Rhythm & Reeds big band and Lone Star Brass quintet. She has also been a private lesson instructor for trombone, baritone and flute students.
Melanie began receiving piano lessons at age five. During junior high and high school, she accumulated 40 superior-rating UIL solo and ensemble medals. In high school, Melanie won the John Phillip Sousa Outstanding Band Member trophy, the Most Valuable Marching Girl Award, and was voted Most Talented Senior by the high school student body. Her Rhapsody in Blue piano solo won first place at the 1974 Indianapolis Parks Department Talent Contest.
The objective of Indianapolis Piano Teachers Association (IPTA) shall be to provide the membership with a meaningful avenue of personal musical growth through its programs and workshops, to create an atmosphere of sharing and to provide programs for our students.