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At Buttonwood Music School we believe in building community as we laugh, connect, and have fun. Discover the difference with our unique approach to learning as we provide piano lessons, voice lessons, choirs, and summer music camps in Wilton Manors, FL that help you grow your confidence.

What People Are Saying

I just wanted to say thank you for teaching my daughter.  Today was a far cry from your initial meeting.  It was so worth flying back to see in person!  I leave again in the morning but I had to let you know how much you are appreciated.  She ABSOLUTELY loves your piano lessons🥰🥰

About the Founder

Soprano, pianist, and educator, Melissa Redway has been teaching music for over 15 years. She has taught elementary to college aged students how to sing and play the piano. She has enjoyed helping her students become more confident and reach their goals by creating music lessons that are relevant and engaging to their world.

Melissa studied K-12 Music Education at Westminster Choir College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in piano, voice, and music theory. She also has a Certificate in Voice Pedagogy from the Westminster Voice Pedagogy Institute and is a science based voice teacher. While at Westminster, Melissa studied piano with Ingrid Clarfield, Voice with Tory Browers, and music theory with Stefan Young. She has previously served as President of the New Jersey Music Teachers Association Collegiate Chapter and is currently an active member of the Broward County Music Teachers Association.

Melissa is a well sought after pianist in South Florida. She has always received superiors for competitions and has repeatedly won 2nd place in the annual Westminster Choir College Piano Competition. She has received a diploma for her playing from the American College of Music and is a member of the National Fraternity of Student Musicians. She has been a piano soloist at many venues in Florida, and has also toured the East Coast of the United States and Jamaica.

As a soprano, Melissa always receives commendation for her youthful sweet sound. In South Florida, she has sung solos at New Presbyterian Church, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Lauderdale by the Sea Tree Lighting, and other events. Outside of South Florida, she has sung recitals in Los Angeles, California and Nice, France. As a member of Westminster Chapel Choir, She sang Mozart’s Requiem with the Juilliard Orchestra at Lincoln Center. She has also performed at Lincoln Center with Westminster Schola Cantorum. As a member of Westminster Symphonic Choir, she has sung Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges with Metropolitan Opera soloists at the Kimmel Center. She has also sung in the chorus for Massanet’s Cendrillon with Westminster Opera Theatre.

Melissa’s versatile skills as a soprano and pianist have lead her to teach choirs at schools, churches, and youth centers. She has taught K-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade choirs with the Neighborhood Children’s Chorus in Princeton, NJ and has led the high school youth choir and adult choir at New Presbyterian Church in Wilton Manors, FL. Her most recent choral position was at Westminster Academy as the Upper School Chorus Director where her choir students participated with All State Choirs and sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City, NY.

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