Melanie Smith-Doderai holds a B.A, B.Ed and M.Ed. Melanie is an active member of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association, holds an Advanced Specialist Certification from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada and has written / published ten theory books for string instruments through Mel Bay Publications. In addition to her musical pursuits, Melanie has extensive training in pre/post-natal fitness, ballroom dance, intellidance, creative movement for children and aerial arts. At present, Melanie is a busy mom to two lovely children, an ECS music specialist with Elk Island Catholic Schools, a private violin teacher and an energetic fitness instructor. Melanie believes that a well-rounded arts program in the hands of a skilled and dedicated teacher will foster an enduring love of the music and movement in all students.