Melissa Cheng is a New-York based flutist and music educator. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance at Boston University and her Masters in Flute Performance at Mannes School of Music. She has won several competitions including third prize in the Long Island Philharmonic Young Artist’s Competition and first prize in the New York Flute Club Young Musician’s Contest. She was also a finalist in the New York Flute Club Competition.
Melissa has played in several orchestras, including Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra and Boston University Symphony Orchestra. For two seasons she toured with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, performing in venues including Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall in Boston, Smetana Hall in Prague, and Berliner Philharmonie in Germany. In November 2017, she was the soloist for Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun with the Mannes Orchestra, performing in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.
Melissa is passionate about the community and the arts and has worked with non-profit art organizations including American Ballet Theatre and From the Top.
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching flute for 7 years now, working with beginners to advanced students. Each lesson is customized and catered to your goals and needs.
Lessons will focus on (1) Technique and (2) Artistry which I believe give students the tools they need to play music in their own voices. Technique includes working on music theory, tone, articulation, vibrato, and more. Artistry allows students the opportunity to be creative and play something more than just black dots on a page!
I want students to enjoy making music, not just by themselves, but also with others! As a pianist as well, I often accompany my students during lessons or play flute duets together.
I look forward to working with you!
Mannes School of Music
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