Melinda’s focus in teaching is to bring out the most authentic, passion filled experience for the performer, regardless of age or level of experience. Music is a creative, intrinsically human and fun endeavor.
Melinda has an M.M. degree from Holy Names University in Music Education with emphasis in Kodály; a B.A. in Music (with distinction) from Sonoma State University; an A. A. degree from Santa Rosa Junior College in Music. She has also attended numerous workshops in Hungary, Italy, Indiana University and CircleSongs Workshop with Bobby McFerrin. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, The Music Teacher’s Association of California, The San Francisco Early Music Society and the Organization of American Kodàly Educators.
Melinda is past director of numerous choral groups and musical theater and opera productions. She is also a church soloist and keyboardist for congregations in the area. Additionally, Melinda is a composer and choral arranger.
Five years ago, Melinda intuitively recognized the unique learning styles of my two young children. Through her compassion and depth of knowledge, Melinda has cultivated their skills and natural love of music ever since.
My teenage son’s voice has flourished under Melinda’s teaching. I could not be more pleased! I have also enjoyed taking a few lessons from her, myself. She is full of very useful technical tips, and knowledgeable about repertoire. She is a very personable person who really sizes up the different needs of each student, and meets those needs with expertise.
My daughter has been going to Melinda Moreaux since 2012, from the age of 9 when our family relocated from Southern California. We were lucky to get a spot and have maintained it ever since. The growth I’ve seen from my daughter is so readily apparent not just to me, but to those who have watched my daughter over the years. Melinda is not merely a voice coach-- she is a vocal instructor that teaches technique, including breathing, pronunciation, posture, and intention, among other things. Melinda has contributed to the musical and vocal advancement of my daughter in unexplainable ways through her encouragement and challenges. But Melinda does not only teach. She too is a “student” consistently exploring and educating herself in the music world, constantly learning and expanding her knowledge so that her students can reap the benefits of it. If you are lucky enough to get a spot at Studio Woodwardia, you will experience a professionalism and wealth of wisdom from an incredible artist and teacher that you cannot just find anywhere.
Initially, I find out why the student is coming to me for lessons. What goals, visions and aspirations are propelling the student forward?
I have an AA, BA, and MM in music education with an emphasis in Kodàly music education. I've taken private lessons from wonderful teachers for many years. I've written a series of theory books for singers which are available at : https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/publishers/melinda-moreaux/3006570+21300005?Ns=salesRank%7C1
Half hour lessons are $210 per month. Forty-five minutes lessons are $315 per month.
Hour lessons are $420 per month.
The monthly fee is due on the first day of each month.
Students are also encouraged to try a lesson or two at the rate of $55 per half hour.