- Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance, Central Michigan University
- Bachelor of Music Education, Central Michigan University
Melissa has taught lessons for 8 years through the Community Music School at Central Michigan University and at Crescendo Academy of Music. She remains active as an accompanist to multiple ensembles, instrumentalists and vocalists. Melissa currently is the Assistant Band Director for the Portage Northern High School Band program and the Director of Bands for Portage North Middle School.