Melita has worked as a specialist for young children for over twenty years in various capacities. She currently teaches classes for young children in venues such as schools, libraries, places of worship and other play spaces. Melita holds a degree in eco-psychology as well as in early childhood development. She has also received training in an array of modalities for children including Music Together, Waldorf, Orff Schulwerk and Yoga for kids. Melita is a founding member of two popular children’s bands, Octopretzel and Kid Kaleidoscope, and has performed all over the West Coast for children and families at events, festivals and music venues.
In 2016 Melita earned a Parents’ Choice Award for her album My Roots Go Down, for the developmentally appropriate content and inspiring message.
Melita is available for birthday parties as well as public and private events, both as a solo act or with band members – which include a puppeteer/percussionist, a mandolin/fiddle player, as well as other instrumentalists.