Melody has taught piano to undergraduate and non-major graduate students at Yale University and the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. She served as Visiting Instructor of Applied Piano at Elizabethtown College, PA in the Fall of 2019, teaching Applied Piano, Music Theory, Piano Ensemble, and Class Piano. She is currently on the faculty of Levine Music, D.C. where she maintains a full studio of students of all ages, and the Community College of Baltimore County, where she teaches Applied Piano, Ear Training and World Music.
Melody has been invited to present masterclasses internationally, for example to students and teachers at the Yamaha Canada Summer Camp and at the Medan Music School in Medan, Indonesia. She is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association as an adjudicator and conference panelist.
While completing her Masters in Piano Performance at The Juilliard School, she had the opportunity to study piano pedagogy with Paul Sheftel, a leader in keyboard studies and composer of piano works for children.
Melody successfully completed the Yamaha Teacher's Level examinations at the age of 12.
"Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul..."