Melinda Slater has been teaching private lessons since 2003. She has experience in the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra, CMU Orchestra, and currently performs with the Calvin Community Symphony. Slater enjoys playing at weddings, retirement homes, and local events. She has also had the opportunity to judge at a solo & ensemble festivals. She has experience teaching beginning to advanced students, in a wide range of ages and has had the pleasure of teaching at multiple music academies in Michigan. Slater has had opportunities to work with many different learning styles, and adapts to what fits the student best.
Slater got her start with music at age 5 with piano, and started playing violin at age 10. Music has been a central part of her life since middle school, and she participated in as many musical opportunities as she could. This includes attending Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Seminar at Western, and helping to start the Wolverine String Camp. She is excited to share her love and passion for music with others!