As the daughter of a piano teacher, Melody grew up in a musical home and began her music studies with piano lessons at age four. She joined a children's choir at her first opportunity in fourth grade and sang in public school choirs until she graduated from high school in 2009. She earned Bachelor of Music degrees in Piano Performance and Vocal Music Education from the University of Idaho where she was an active member of the collegiate chapters of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity and the American Choral Directors Association, serving as president of both chapters in her senior year. Melody is currently teaching middle school choir and piano in Post Falls, Idaho.
This Gets Easier, Right?: Teaching Choir in the Second Year
Post Falls choir teacher, Melody Potratz, shares her experiences as she tackles her second year of teaching choir.