Melinda Workman is a graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho with a B.A. in Music Education, Band Emphasis and holds a current Idaho and Colorado Teaching Certificate with K-12 Music endorsement. She has taught private piano lessons for 21 years and private flute lessons for 19 years. She has played piccolo in the Idaho State Civic Symphony in Pocatello, ID, and piccolo/2nd flute in the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra in Grand Junction, CO. With her most recent move to Estes Park, CO she is a member of the Estes Park Village Band and is playing her second season with the Oratorio Society of Estes Park Orchestra. She taught beginning and middle school band for the Pocatello School District from 2007-2011 and has adjudicated various festivals for both soloists and large groups. She taught part time Choir/General Music to grades Pre-K through 4th at the Caldwell Adventist Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year using Dr. Feierabend's Curricula "First Steps in Music" and "Conversational Solfege". She recently completed her Certification in the First Steps in Music Curriculum for both Infants & Toddlers and Preschool & Beyond in July 2017 with acclaimed educator and Teacher Trainer John Creaver. She received her Certification in Conversational Solfege Levels 1 & 2 in the summer of 2018 with Dr. Missy Strong. She employs both curricula to teach general music classes for the Options program through the Estes Park School District. She is the current Middle School Choir Accompanist and occasionally substitutes. She also volunteers helping beginning flute players in the local band program. Her greatest passion is teaching the next generation of musicians.
When not teaching, she can be found spending time with her husband and two daughters, friends, cooking, road cycling, downhill skiing, hiking, crocheting, or curled up with a good book.