Melody Steinbart

Violin, Viola, Cello Teacher

Melody Steinbart

SAA Member


Hartland, WI
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Melody Steinbart began her violin study at age 8 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.

“My favorite aspect about teaching is seeing my students become excited about music and the life-changing affect it has on their lives. In the lesson, my students’ excitement grows as they understand aspects of playing the violin, gain freedom in expression and communication, and show their skills to their parents. This excitement from music spills into their school and social lives. My students gain useful tools like focus, attention, and control that help them excel at school. They also develop a love to share their music in the community. Watching my students gain these skills continually renews my passion for teaching.” ~ Melody

Hartland/Delafield Location:

Watertown Location:
Maranatha Music Prep