Melody Garber

Piano Teacher

Melody Garber

SAA Member

Melody Garber runs a private piano studio in Torrance at Alpine Village. Her Suzuki piano training began at age 3 with Rae Kate Shen (and for a short duration simultaneously with Kathleen Sumerland) at The Colburn School of Performing Arts. During junior high and high school she also studied cello. In 2006 she received her BA in Music at the University of California in Riverside where she also studied harpsichord, viola da gamba and composition. She has completed training for books 1-4 with Rae Kate Shen and Kathy Hargrave. She is the current secretary for SMAC-OC and past Vice-President and Membership Chair for SMAC-LA, and Piano Program Coordinator for The Los Angeles Suzuki Institute. In addition to teaching, Melody loves spending time with her husband, dog and cat in Long Beach.