Melanie A. Riordan

Violin, Viola Teacher

Melanie Riordan

SAA Member


Boca Raton, FL
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Violinist Melanie Riordan is a unique performer and passionate educator currently based in South Florida. She received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and her Master’s degree at McGill University. As an educator, Melanie is passionate about using music as a way to uplift children. She was one of the first educators to launch the Houston Youth Symphony Coda Music program and has been a guest instructor for Sistemang Pilipino in Cebu City, Philippines, the Miami Music Project, and the Nat King Cole “Generation Hope” music camp in partnership with Lynn University and the Plumosa School for the Arts. All of these programs are inspired by the famed Venezuelan music education program “El Sistema”, providing free music education and instruments to underprivileged and at-risk children. Mimi Zweig and Brenda Brenner at Indiana University and her Suzuki Violin Method Certification under the guidance of Charles Krigbaum at the Dallas-Fort Worth Suzuki institute. She is also highly influenced by her own violin teachers, Carole Cole, Kirsten Yon, Jonathan Crow and Cyrus Forough. Melanie is currently adjunct professor of violin at Florida Atlantic University and runs a private studio of young violinists in Palm Beach County.

To learn more about Melanie, please visit her website HERE