Dr. Melissa Coppola is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano & Director of Keyboard Studies at Webster University in St. Louis, MO. As a graduate student instructor at the University of Michigan, she taught undergraduate group piano classes, undergraduate and graduate applied piano, Time for Me (group piano for adult beginners), and pre-college students as part of the Piano Pedagogy Laboratory Program (PPLP). Every year under her tutelage, her students were recognized for their achievements in Royal Conservatory of Music with Gold Medals and Certificates of Excellence.
Over the12 years of teaching in Michigan, many of her students won awards and scholarships in local competitions and summer programs (e.g., Rosalie Edwards Youth Music Competition, Dexter Community Orchestra Youth Music Competition, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.) Additionally, she has taught at local schools and programs including Community Music School of Ann Arbor, School of Rock Farmington, and Young People’s Theater.
She is an active member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), College Music Society (CMS), International Society for Music Education (ISME), and regularly presents her pedagogical and performance research at local, national, and international conferences.
Additionally, Melissa is a member of the Nominating Committee of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance , and has traveled around the country to teach music as a volunteer at rock band summer camps like Girls Rock! Chicago , Girls Rock! NC, and Girls Rock Iowa City .
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