Melinda is an Alabama native originally from Selma. After earning a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Montevallo, she moved to Birmingham. She was a music educator for the Birmingham City Schools for 28 years and teaches private piano lessons for the students there. As musician for creative movement classes, The Dance Foundation has been a part of her life for more than 30 years. Most recently, she has advanced to accompany ballet and tap classes. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family and cat, Niles.