Melissa Hyman

Subjects: Art, music, Spanish, French, English. Cello, guitar, ukulele (beginner to intermediate)

Sliding scale, $25 to $50/hr

I am a full-time touring singer, songwriter and cellist since 2009. I'm also a part-time educator, and have over 20 years' experience working with kids from infancy to adulthood. Since 2011 I have taught art and music to patients and families at Mission Children's Hospital through the NC-based nonprofit Arts For Life, and in 2016 I founded the Heartbeat Sessions as a collaboration between AFL and Echo Mountain Recording Studios. Since 2014 I have also worked as Children's Program Coordinator for the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College (in other words I am the director of a small, 3-week-long, classroom-based day camp). I have a warm and fun-loving personality, and enjoy working with kids and adults of all ages. I am enthusiastic about finding and implementing accommodations for learning disabilities, physical differences and diverse learning styles. My approach to teaching - like my approach to life - is creative, open-minded and full of curiosity. You can find out more about my main projects at: and

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