Melanie is a guitarist currently based in San Diego, but she has lived in Maryland, Texas, Virginia, and Okinawa, Japan. She started singing in choirs at the age of nine and picked up the guitar shortly after. She performed in stage bands backing choirs, musical theater productions, and original rock bands before studying jazz in college. Melanie graduated in 2017 from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Studies. She currently teaches private and group lessons on guitar, piano, voice and ukulele. Melanie performs in a variety of styles including rock, funk, musical theater, and pop.