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I'm proud to be able to serve you and your family. Below I would like to share my background, experiences, and love for what I do. I will bring you the best I have to offer :)


Melissa DiGrazio  - Throughout her childhood, Miss Melissa particpiated in school choirs, dance performances, and musicals. Miss Melissa graduated from Piscataway High School in 1993 with honors and was part of the award winning Concert Choir as well as lead roles of Peggy Sawyer in "42nd Street" and Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz." In July 1998 she received her Kindermusik certification and began teaching the following fall. She graduated Cum Laude from Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J.in May 1999 with a B.A. in Music. She has been working "for" children for the past 20 years with roles of piano and vocal instructor, camp counselor and director, after-school teacher, dance teacher, pre-school music teacher, and substitute. She was a member of the Charlottesville Music Teachers Association and the Blue Ridge Partnership for Kindermusik Educators and previously was the music teacher at Millstone of Ivy Preschool, Effort Christian School and The Light Academy in the Fluvanna County area before moving to North Chesterfield with her family in May 2020. In addition, Miss Melissa has had a successful piano studio in Fluvanna County for many years usually with 20+ students enrolled. She continues her Kindermusik education yearly at the Kindermusik International Conventions which are held throughout the US each fall. . She is highly involved with "Camp Happy Times", a one-week summer camp for children with cancer, and has been a counselor there since 1998. Miss Melissa lives with her partner Matt, her daughter Meredith, and her mother Debbie. In her spare time (yeah right!) she spends loving the outdoors, especially the beach, and relaxing with family and friends. 

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