A musician interested in just about everything - chamber, orchestra, teaching, gigs, Melody is a highly motivated, cheerful and sociable individual who recently graduated from Cleveland Institute of Music, one of the most prestigious conservatories in U.S, and is now permanently back in Singapore.
Started off with piano and violin at the age of 5, she completed the Associated Board of Royal School Music Grade 8 in distinction for both instruments when she was 12. She later joined the viola section of Singapore National Youth Orchestra at the age of 15 and became Principal Violist. She was sponsored by Lanxess-SNYO in 2012 to tour in Germany with The Knights, a chamber orchestra from New York.
Passionate about outreach and education, Melody has taught music and english to children in Cambodia and Laos. She loves teaching and has a special way with children. She has taught at Cleveland School of the Arts, and during her time in Cleveland, had performed in many community outreach concerts at venues such as retirements homes and public libraries.
Melody graduated in 2012 with the inaugural batch of School of the Arts, Singapore. She completed her Bachelors of Music in 2017 and then Masters of Music in 2018 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She also has a certification in Suzuki Violin Pedagogy. She currently teaches at Nanyang Girls High School, ACS International, and Coronation Music School. She also frequently performs with Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra, Musicians Initiative, among other ensembles. She has a string quartet called Meraki Quartet, available for hire for weddings & events. Melody teaches private violin & viola lessons.
Outside of music, Melody spends her time reading and doing yoga.
• Yuri Bashmet
- Wayne Brooks
- James Dunham
- Susan Dubois
• Zhang Man Chin
• Michael Klotz
• Caroline Coade
• Texas Music Festival 2016
Miami Summer Music Festival 2015
• Bowdoin Music festival 2014/2017
• 40th Viola Congress 2012
• Youth Euro Classic in Berlin 2012
• Aberdeen Youth Festival 2011