BA University of Vermont; M.MEd Peabody Conservatory. Melnicoff-Brown has studied violin pedagogy training in numerous Suzuki Institutes, including the Greater Washington Suzuki Association, where she studied most recently with John Kendall. She studied Roland string pedagogy with Marla Mutschler at Laval Univeristy, and Music Learning Theory in seminars with Edwin Gordon at Temple University. She has performed as a freelance musician in Vermont and Baltimore area orchestras and chamber groups. Melnicoff-Brown received the Peabody Preparatory’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014.
The Young People’s String Program (YPSP) is a creative blend of Suzuki philosophy, Paul Rolland’s approach to movement in string playing, and traditional string pedagogy.