Melissa Labonte, Piano
Melissa Labonte is a professional music educator with over 24 years of experience teaching students of all ages, backgrounds, and levels. Melissa earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a minor in piano performance from the University of Rhode Island. She studied piano with Donald Rankin while also performing piano locally and teaching private piano lessons.
Melissa lives in Bristol, Rhode Island, where she grew up and played piano and flute in her public school’s music program. After graduating college and teaching music in Falmouth, MA for three years, she was thrilled to dedicate the next 21 years as a music teacher and band director in the Bristol Warren Regional School District.
Melissa has successfully taught and directed students as soloists and in small and large ensembles through band, chorus, theatre, and private instruction. Her students and performing groups achieve the highest awards, accolades, and successful auditions. Most importantly, her students express a love and enthusiasm for making music!