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Melissa Zindel is a collaborative pianist, piano instructor, and music coach in Chicago, Illinois. She holds Bachelor’s of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano performance, and has performed across the United States, Europe, Latin America and China, with many ensembles and soloists. She has been on faculty at the Ithaca Suzuki Institute, Colorado Suzuki Institute, the American Suzuki institute, and British Suzuki Institute courses, and has accompanied masterclasses with numerous artists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Martin Beaver, Paul Kantor, Lynn Harrell, Almita Vamos and Rachel Podger. Melissa has done extensive Suzuki piano pedagogical training in the U.S. and Latin America, and has maintained a private teaching studio with a specialization in the Suzuki method for over 10 years.