Mellasenah Edwards received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music from Yale University, and completed her DMA at the Peabody Conservatory. Edwards is head of the Music Department at the Baltimore School for the Arts and has had extensive experience teaching Suzuki and other violin repertoire to children in both a group setting and in individual instruction. Prior to her return to the Peabody Preparatory, she held teaching positions at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and the Petrie School of Music at Converse College. Edwards’ students have been accepted to music schools and conservatories such as the Manhattan School of Music, Hartt School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, and Cincinnati Conservatory. Edwards is a member of the Columbus, Augusta, and Greenville Symphony Orchestras as well as a member of Ensemble Argos and the Ritz Chamber Players.