At age 8, Melody Steinbart began her violin study with Margaret Kew. Desiring to teach, she pursued her bachelors in String Pedagogy (Summa Cum Laude) from Maranatha Baptist University studying with Lewis Rosove and her masters in Violin Performance (with Honors) from East Carolina University studying with Hye-Jin Kim.  Enhancing her collegiate studies, Melody received the North Carolina Suzuki Institute scholarship to study Suzuki violin volumes 1-10 through the long-term Suzuki teacher-trainer program with Joanne Bath. Previous teachers include Ilana Setapen, Tim Klabunde, Elizabeth Pabon, and Suzanne Ignaszak. Melody is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the National Music Honor Society.

Melody has participated in a variety of performance venues across Southeast Wisconsin and North Carolina. She has made several appearances as guest student artist in the Next Gen project with the Four Seasons Music Festival. Melody also co-founded and played viola with the Credo Quartet, served as assistant and member of the Destella String Ensemble, won the 2012 and 2014 Commencement Competition at Maranatha Baptist University, and held the roles of concertmaster for both the East Carolina University Symphony and Maranatha Baptist University Symphony Orchestras. She has also played in masterclasses with Reiko Aizawa, Ilana Setapen, and Darcy Drexler.

Melody Steinbart teaches a wide variety of students and levels. Previous teaching experience includes private instructor for students ranging in ages from 3-45 with levels from beginner to early advanced. Other teaching opportunities include lead teaching for beginner to advanced group classes for Maranatha Music Prep School in Watertown, WI, assisting in the Third Street Suzuki Violin Outreach Programs in Greenville, NC, co-directing and lead teaching for the Ira Hardy Suzuki Violin Outreach Program in Bath, NC. Currently, Melody is on the music faculty at Maranatha Baptist University and Maranatha Music Prep School as well as director of Lake Country Strings.

Questions? lakecountrystrings@gmail.com