Melanie Vittetoe, violin
Melanie Vittetoe is a Santa Clara Valley native who started her orchestral training as a violinist with the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra.
She current performs with Symphony Silicon Valley and freelances in various local symphonies and ensembles. She has performed with the former San Jose Symphony since 1980.
Her violin teachers include Isadore Tinkelman, Zaven Melikian, Kenneth Goldsmith and Heiichiro Ohyama.
Ms. Vittetoe teaches violin to students of all ages from her home in the Cambrian area of San Jose.
In addition to violin instruction, I offer coaching for audition preparation, chamber music groups and orchestra sectionals. In my teaching I work to effectively communicate with each student and to keep them engaged in making music. I encourage my students to participate in school music programs and community orchestras, to attend live concerts, and to perform in recitals.