School Music

Melita has worked in the field of early childhood education for over twenty years. She worked as a lead teacher in several preschools both in Boulder, CO and Berkeley, CA before becoming a music specialist. Melita has a certification in early childhood education, and has also received training in Orff Schulwerk developmental music education, Music Together, Waldorf education, and Yoga for kids.

She has worked in well over 50 schools and childcare centers in the Bay Area as a music specialist for children between the ages of 1-9.

Melita has developed her own method of teaching music to young children which involves principles of body and spatial awareness, tonal development, pattern recognition, integration of sound and movement, and also group exercises which build age-appropriate social skills and compassion for others.

Her classes are fun and engaging, integrating lots of movement and dance, participative sing-alongs, puppets and felt boards and instrument play.


“Melita has been teaching music at The Lake School for almost 3 years now. Melita teaches all classes from our youngest 3’s to our big TK class 5-year-olds, all the kids love the time spent with Melita, they are engaged, moving their bodies and singing new and familiar songs. Melita exposes the children to different cultures in her lessons, which we appreciate. many of the songs have a subtext of respect and love for the earth around us. We are lucky to have such a great music teacher.”

Osnat Shlain, Preschool Director, The Lake School, Oakland

“Melita and her music have been an important part of our curriculum since the preschool began. The children and teachers all look forward eagerly to her weekly visits. We all enjoy singing and dancing with her. Her repertoire always includes Hebrew and English and helps adds a great dimension to holidays and year-round celebration.”

Ruth Levitch, Preschool Director, Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley

“Melita offers a fun and well-balanced music class, with opportunities for children to give ideas, move, sing, and play musical instruments. She has that ‘just right’ formula of active participation and listening times, and she works to incorporate the children’s interests into her program. Our 3-5 year olds enjoy our classes with Melita!”

Kathy Clark, Lead Teacher at El Cerrito Preschool Co-op


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