Flutist and piccoloist Melissa Lindon performs and teaches in the Baltimore/ Washington area. She freelances as an orchestral, chamber, and solo player for concerts and special events, and is flutist and founder of the Patagonia Winds.
She has served on the music faculty at Howard Community College and The Music Institute at HCC since 2003. She also teaches privately at her home studio in Takoma Park, Maryland and is co-director of Flute-a-rama, a local summer flute camp for flutists in grades 5-9.
A Maryland native, Melissa began flute studies with her mother Marlee. She received her BMus and MMus in Flute Performance from Boston University, and an Artist Certificate in Flute Performance from Southern Methodist University. Major flute teachers include Marianne Gedigian, Doriot Dwyer, Jean Larson, and Emily Skala. Piccolo teachers and coaches include Debbie Baron, Geralyn Coticone and Linda Toote.