Melanie Keller

Melanie K.

Boise, ID
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced teacher of 21 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I emphasize ensuring my students have a strong foundation in sound production, rhythm & note reading skills, comfortable playing/performance position, good hand position and finger technique. I specialize in classical flute technique and use Flute 101 and 40 Little Pieces for Beginners for my beginning flute students. More advanced students focus on a variety of solos and Anderson etude books.

About Melanie K.

I hold a Bachelor of Music Degree in Flute Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Music Degree in Flute Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I have been teaching children and adults in both a private & group lesson format for the past 20+ years. I place a strong emphasis on ensuring my students play/perform in a relaxed, comfortable body position, maintain a warm, round sound, have a firm understanding of both rhythm and note reading skills, and have fun playing at the same time! I also enjoy teaching my students music theory, ear training & sight singing, to improve their musicianship. Students will participate in yearly recitals.
I am currently serving as Principal Flute and Personnel Manager of the Vallejo Symphony and Symphony Napa Valley & have also performed with the Boise Philharmonic, Marin Symphony, Berkeley Symphony and other orchestras throughout Northern CA. My principal instructors have included Tim Day, Mark Sparks & Laurie Sokoloff.

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Simone
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I have known Melanie for almost a decade as both a friend and colleague. We worked together in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years. I accompanied many of her students over that time and I can attest that she is a thoughtful, conscientious, and kind teacher that brings out the best in her students. We were sad to lose her in our area, but no doubt she will be a great addition to the Boise community!

Posted Mar 25, 2016
Patricia
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Melanie truly inspired my daughter to practice and play the flute well. Thank you for your kindness and professionalism.

Posted Feb 24, 2016
Barbara
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I have known Melanie as a colleague and friend for 20 years. She is a gifted flutist who provides quality instruction and positive encouragement to all her students of at all levels. Her professional experience as a performer and soloist have inspired many of her students.

Posted Feb 23, 2016
Vanessa
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Melanie taught my son flute for 1 1/2 year. He absolutely loved her lessons and because of her encouragement he became very passionate about playing the flute. Melanie was always very patient and enthusiastic with my son and gave him pieces to play that she knew he would enjoy, while at the same time setting high, but realistic, expectations of him. Melanie was also always very flexible when it came to scheduling lessons, which was very helpful since we had a busy schedule. My son made a lot of progress in his flute playing and was very sad when Melanie moved and we had to find another teacher. I really cannot recommend her highly enough!

Posted Feb 23, 2016
Susan Hewitt
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My daughter took lessons from Melanie for at least 3 - 4 years. Melanie herself is a wonderful flautist and often played with my daughter. Melanie had high standards for playing - delivered with warmth, praise and correction. My daughter played from age 7 to 17 and was accepted into the training program at the San Francisco academy of music for her high school flute training. Melanie was a key part of that process. Thank you Melanie.

Posted Feb 23, 2016
Cailyn
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Mrs. Keller was honestly one of the best teachers I've ever had. She was encouraging and helpful, and I learned a lot from her. I wish I was still taking lessons :)

Posted Feb 22, 2016
Katy
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Melanie is a fantastic teacher. I came to her with many years of music experience. She kept me challenged and really helped develop as a flute player. The student right before me was a brand-new player. Melanie helped this student to start out on the right track. She is a great teacher at any level.

Posted Feb 22, 2016
Donna
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My daughter Anna loved her lessons with Melanie. Melanie was Anna's first flute instructor (actually her first instrument instructor ever!) and really helped to solidify Anna's love for playing the flute. Melanie had the perfect teaching style for Anna - high expectations paired with a "can do" attitude. We will always be grateful for the wonderful experience of learning with Melanie.

Posted Feb 22, 2016
Jim
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Melanie was our flute instructor from 1998 (I believe) until 2014. She was responsible for beginning, intermediate and advanced flute students in small classes for approx. 40 minutes each. Always responsible and timely, Melanie's classes grew each year because of her positive and encouraging ways. Her talent as a flutist is without question and her presence is still felt here at St. Matthew. We miss her still. anyone considering her as an instructor either private or class should do so without question.

Posted Feb 22, 2016
Jane
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An amazing teacher!!!

Posted Feb 22, 2016
Sherri
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My son started flute lessons with Melanie a few years ago. She inspired him in a way that we still see today. He loves playing. He's confident and has made great progress. I highly recommend Melanie.

Posted Feb 22, 2016
Gigi

She always had a lot of different pieces to play, and her classes were a lot of fun.

Posted Feb 22, 2016
Jane
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An amazing teacher!!!

Posted Feb 22, 2016
Allie
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I learned so much about tone, rhythm, and playing with feeling. Melanie helped me become a much better musician!

Posted Feb 22, 2016

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Experience

Flute Instructor
Jun 2018 - Present

Idaho Music Academy

Flute Instructor
Jun 2016 - Present

College of Idaho

Flute Instructor
Jun 2016 - Present

Dunkley School of Music

Preschool Music Class Instructor
Sep 2015 - Present

Musical Kids

Principal Flute and Personnel Manager
Mar 2013 - Present

Symphony Napa Valley

Principal Flute and Personnel Manager
Sep 2010 - Present

Vallejo Symphony Orchestra

Flute Instructor
Jun 2013 - Jun 2015

Bridgepoint Music

Flute Instructor
Jun 2007 - Jun 2015

Myriad Music School

Education

Master of Music, Flute Performance
Sep 1999 - May 2001

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance
Sep 1995 - May 1999

Peabody Conservatory

Languages

German

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Winner
Aug 2007

National Flute Association Convention Performers Competition

Second Place
Apr 2006

Madison Flute Festival Young Artist Competition

First Place
Feb 2005

Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair Young Artist Competition

Second Place/Prize
Jan 2005

Flute Society of Kentucky Young Artist Competition

Second Place/Prize
Aug 2003

National Flute Association Orchestral Audition Competition

Second Place/Prize
Mar 2003

Flute Festival Mid-South Young Artist Competition

Winner
Aug 2001

National Flute Association Piccolo Masterclass Participant

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