Melissa Schwartz is a trumpeter, vocalist, and educator who serves as a band director and piano teacher through out NYC. She graduated with honors from the University of Missouri, Saint Louis, where she received her Bachelors in Music Education and a Bachelors in Trumpet Performance. She has experience teaching a variety of large ensembles, chamber ensembles, private lessons, as well as varying ages from early childhood singing and movement classes to advanced instrumental and vocal instruction. Melissa is also an active performer within in the NYC area where she plays with several community orchestras and sings as a solo artist. She believes that being able to have a positive music experience is a key element in a students education. One of her greatest joys in being a teacher is watching her students develop musically and as individuals throughout the school year.