Melanie has completed three studies at the Cologne Academy of Music, Department Wuppertal, Germany (Diplomas in Studies of Performing Arts, General Music Education and Instrumental Instruction).
With the start of her studies in 1993, she also started giving lessons at various music schools, teaching mandolin, guitar, general music educations and conducted several ensembles and orchestras.
From 2001 till 2003 Melanie worked for the LandesMusikRat Nordrhein-Westfalen (Music Council of North-Rhine Westphalia) in the fields of organisation of youth orchestras and supporting activities for non-professional musicians.
She gave concerts with a variety of ensmbles in Japan, Russia, France, Scotland, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Italy, Austria and Germany.
Since 2004 Melanie works as a freelance stage manager and producer for operas, festivals, events, concerts and tours all over Europe .