Melanie Webster holds a
Masterís degree in Music and Psychology.
She has been a registered Suzuki teacher since 1992 and, in
addition, has completed more than 20 post-graduate courses in teacher-training
. She recently attended an intensive national-level workshop in
traditional American Fiddling. Melanieís approach to instruction draws from a Suzuki base
intertwined with a variety of other methods to create a dynamic and
successful program, responsive to each studentís personal needs and
Over the last twenty years,
Melanie Webster has developed an extensive violin studio in the Santa
Rosa/Sebastopol area. Her
studio's widely recognized reputation for excellence is most evident
during the three public recitals held each year.
Each student performs solo works in addition to participating in
both large and small ensembles, all before sizeable and enthusiastic
Melanieís long-term Suzuki
training, under teacher-trainer Cathryn Lee (San Francisco), is registered
at the national headquarters of the Suzuki Association of America (SAA) in
Boulder, Colorado. Founder, and director for seven years, of the Northern California
Suzuki Institute, Melanie is also currently a member of the Music
Teachers Association of California, the Suzuki
Association of Northern California, the American
String Teachers Association and the aforementioned SAA.
Melanie is also an authorized Pathways
Charter School teacher for Northern California. Additionally, over five recent summers, Melanie coached chamber
music ensembles at the Youth Artist Chamber Ensemble Program, Sonoma State
As well as teaching, Melanie
participates regularly as a performer with the Chamber Musicians of Northern California.
A student of Anne Crowden (Berkeley) for five years, she is a founding
member of the Cantabile String Quartet and was concertmistress of the Baroque Sinfonia of Santa
Rosa for four years .
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