Melanie began playing the violin at age 4 and she has continued playing ever since. Her teachers include Ruth Sadasivan and Susan Fuller of Kansas City, and John Arnold at Oklahoma City University. She has been a member community and university orchestras in Indianapolis, Kansas City, and Oklahoma City. Ms, Johnson is also a professionally trained classical dancer and is an avid Argentine Tango dancer. She holds a Master's degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling Psychology and is a certified yoga instructor, currently teaching in the Boston area.