MELODY (Music Enriching the Lives of Developing Youth) is a volunteer organization based at Stanford University. The group offers free private lessons and music theory tutoring to students. Started in 1998 as a part of the Stanford Alliance for Service Through the Arts, MELODY has grown to include approximately twenty Stanford tutors per year, serving roughly twenty-five elementary school students.

MELODY is running an online program in 2020-2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page for more information.



Grace Wang, President

Grace is a junior studying Biology and Music at Stanford. She is originally from Washington, D.C. and has been playing piano since age 4. Outside of MELODY, you can find her performing music therapy, working in the lab, or playing chamber music with friends.

Kyle Feliciano, Vice President

Kyle is a senior studying bioengineering or human biology. He is from Chicago, Illinois and has been playing piano for 11 years. He loves playing the piano and the string bass. Outside of music, Kyle enjoys interning at the Stanford Emergency Department and teaching children at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital School!

Elizabeth Swanson, VP and Financial Officer

Elizabeth is a senior studying linguistics and psychology. She's originally from Folsom, California, and she's played piano since she was five years old. She loves all music, especially classical pieces, music theory, and teaching piano!

Casey Pablo Butcher

Casey is an economics major from New York who has been playing piano since the age of five. She has since picked up the violin and most brass instruments, her favorites including trumpet and F horn. Outside of MELODY, Casey spends her time on campus taking photos for the Stanford Daily, working in Career Ventures at BEAM, and working as Financial Officer of FLIP. She was president of MELODY in 2019-20.

Suvir Mirchandani

Suvir is a senior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is studying Computer Science. He began learning piano when he was five. He served as president of MELODY in 2018-19 and formerly led Stanford Speakers Bureau. He also makes MELODY's website.

William Chow

William is a senior studying chemistry at Stanford. He is from Los Angeles, California, and has been playing piano since the 1st grade. He loves both listening to and making music, food, and basketball!

Olivia Mitchel

Olivia is a senior studying biology. She began studying classical piano at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music at the age of 5. Outside of MELODY, Olivia is a musical director for Side by Side, a Stanford student group that sings for residents at nursing homes and retirement centers. She also loves dance and creative writing.

Jocelyn Chen

Jocelyn Chen is a sophomore from Southern California interested in chemistry, music, and education. She has studied piano for 14 years and she still loves playing very much. She also loves chamber music, playing bassoon in orchestra, and exploring new types of music. On her free time, she loves traveling, road trips, baking, handicrafts, crocheting, and tutoring. She feels very privileged to be a part of her students' journeys towards finding their own interests in life.

Mya Kegley

Mya is a junior from Kearney, Nebraska planning to study anthropology and political science. She's been playing piano since the age of six, and has always loved teaching others. When she's not in class, Mya spends her time hanging out with friends, volunteering, traveling, and playing with cats!

Suzy Lou

Suzy is a coterm in Computer Science originally from San Jose, CA. Aside from MELODY, she has also enjoyed teaching science through Science Bus and mentoring high school students through Matriculate, and she hopes that our students find enjoyment and fulfillment in learning piano!

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