Melanie's Performance Background
Melanie Dyball is an accomplished professional cellist with an extensive performing career in both Australia and the United States. She performs with Boston’s most distinguished musical organizations, including the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, the Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra and the Boston Ballet Orchestra. She is Assistant Principal cellist with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, and has also performed as an extra with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In Australia, Melanie has performed numerous live and studio-recorded recital programs for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Melanie is also a highly trained teacher who has studied from world renowned pedagogues.
Melanie attributes her early training to Australia's foremost Suzuki Pedagogue and Teacher Trainer, Lois Shepheard. In the United States, Melanie continued her cello studies and completed her Suzuki Teacher Training with Suzuki Pedagogue, Dr Tanya Carey at Western Illinois University. She received both undergraduate and graduate performance diplomas on scholarship from New England Conservatory, studying with Laurence Lesser. At age 23, while still a student, Melanie won a position with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Australia), a job she kept for three years before deciding to return to the United States to continue her studies.
With more than 20 years experience teaching children, Melanie has taught cello using both Suzuki and “traditional” methods, serving on faculties of public and private schools. Currently she maintains a private studio consisting of students aged 5 to 18. Melanie has also coached chamber music and led orchestral cello tutorials at the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra program at Boston University and at the NEC Preparatory Division.
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