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Melanie was given a violin to play before she started primary school, at 4 years old. Melanie is the daughter of fine violinist, and well known violin teacher Leon Booth.
Melanie’s love of music began under the close guidance of her father at home. She can remember her first solo violin performance in the church at Ipstones in Staffordshire, where she grew up. Saturday mornings every week were spent at the centre orchestra rehearsals. Her first memories of these rehearsals being at Broom Street in Hanley, Stoke On Trent, where the conductors were Mike Thorley, Harrold Beech, and her father Leon Booth. Throughout the years Melanie moved to different locations with the orchestra rehearsals, to include the old Stanfields High School, and Park Middle School in Biddulph, now known as James Bateman Junior High School. Melanie went on to study music at Stoke -On -Trent Sixth Form College in Fenton, followed by many years of string teaching for Staffordshire Performing Arts Service, Stoke -On Trent Music Service, and Music For Life. Melanie currently teaches string instruments to primary, middle, and high school pupils in numerous schools in Stoke-on-Trent, and Staffordshire. She loves to see all of her pupils progressing, and achieving the results they deserve. In particular during whole class lessons it is very rewarding to see children who would possibly not have chosen to play an instrument themselves, or may not otherwise have had the opportunity to do so, improving each week both technically, musically, and growing in confidence.
Melanie a Mum of 3 children, feels very privileged to belong to a profession which she enjoys enormously, and looks forward to new challenges for both herself and her pupils in the future.