Melanie has worked with our two older children and made piano an integral part of our household. My two children are 5 years apart in age and Melanie catered each lesson program to be age appropriate for each child. Piano lessons are an activity for which excitement builds as the next lesson draws near and our children continually practice to improve their skills – often without prompting. Her gentle teaching methods have kept my children interested, feeling supported and encouraged whenever they do not perform so well and rewarded when they do. I would recommend Melanie to any family who wants their child to enjoy music lessons and feel confident in his or her development, all at a pace your child is comfortable.