Private Flute Lessons & Music Performance

Nurture a love of music

My flute students not only achieve their goals – from thriving in a school band program, to preparing for auditions and competitions, to playing for the love of it – but they also cultivate confidence, creativity and enthusiasm along the way.

Melissa teaches a private flute lesson to a high school student
Melissa with Students after their first flute recital

In lessons, my students discover: 

  • More confidence, enthusiasm and FUN as they see their skills improve

  • Encouragement from a dedicated coach who challenges them to fulfill their potential

  • Greater artistry and self-expression through music

  • They have someone on their team who wants to explore music that excites them

  • A new spark of creativity and deepening love of music
students perform retirement community holiday outreach concert


As an added benefit to my students, I provide performance opportunities including recitals, house concerts, studio workshops, and outreach performances at retirement communities.


Melissa with students at retirement community holiday outreach concert
flute students perform in studio musicale house concert
“Taking lessons with Melissa has greatly helped my daughter progress much faster and she stands out now in her sectional at school. Her band director commented how my daughter’s playing has even motivated the others in her section to practice more!”
parent of flute student
Laura Hettinger
“Melissa understands her students’ perspective and is able to coach them in a way that keeps them engaged and enthusiastic. Our daughter has not only developed her skills as a musician but has become more focused and motivated -- she truly looks forward to her lessons!”
parent of flute student
Robert Herschbach
“At her visit to my elementary band flute class, Melissa connected well with my elementary musicians. My student's playing has improved since her visit and they still enjoy playing the exercises she taught them. I would highly recommend Ms. Lindon as a flute teacher!”
Howard County resource teacher
Megan Hartten
Howard County Music Resource Teacher
“Melissa is a teacher who knows how to develop a musician out of her students. She is challenging and experienced, but allows her students to enjoy the process through interesting music and leaving room for fun.”
former private student
Emily Reed
Former student
“Your performance was really wonderful – very smart and very musical, polished and with a gorgeous tone. Beautiful playing!”​
Composer Tom Benjamin
Dr. Tom Benjamin
Composer and former Peabody Conservatory faculty

Two convenient locations in Maryland

Students of all ages can study with me at convenient locations in Montgomery and Howard County:


Historic Takoma Park – Home studio private lessons.

Washington Adventist University – Applied lessons for credit: music major/minor, elective class. Also non-credit private lessons through WAU Community Music School.


The Music Institute at HCC – Community program offering non-credit private lessons.

Howard Community College – Applied lessons for credit: music major/minor, elective class.