Melanie began her musical life learning violin, flute and piano through Kent Music School, from whom she gained a scholarship in 1994. In 1995 she won the City of Rochester-Upon-Medway Young Musician award, before going on to study at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Zoltán Kodály International Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemét, Hungary.
Since 2008, Melanie has been working full-time as a Licensed Music Teacher for Medway Music Association. She has also been heavily involved in the MMA’s summer school courses, and continues to lead a number of ensembles at one of the MMA’s music centres.
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Mungo Monster's is designed to nurture both confidence and independence in beginner musicians by teaching them how to read notes, rather than relying on finger numbers written in by the teacher. The book progresses steadily with each part introducing a new finger at a time, as well as:
- Useful information about the violin and the music
- Practice songs
- A duet to play with a friend or the teacher
- A monster challenge
- A quick quiz
- A brain box (fun musical activities)
Mungo Monster's Violin Book 1
Along with your tutor, I will teach you how to play the violin, step-by-step. So, let’s get started . . . if you’re brave enough!
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