Phone: 651-744-4021


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Music Education - K-12 Choral/General Music Minor in German My Daily Schedule:   Period 1:  Prep   Period 2:  Concert Choir   Period 3:  Govie Singers   Period 4:  Treble Choir   Period 5:  Advisory/Lunch   Period 6:  Department PLC   Period 7:  Beginning Piano   Period 8:  Beginning/Intermediate Piano    *Notes and daily assignments can be found on Schoology

Ms. Melanie Tlusty

Melanie Tlusty:  Choral Director/Piano Teacher

Hello! My name is Melanie Tlusty, and I am the choir and piano teacher at Johnson High School! I am also the advisor for Hmong Club and Strong Women's Society. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls with a Bachelors of Music Education! I absolutely love my job, and I have been teaching at JHS since 2018.

Teaching high school choir is literally a dream come true! When I was seven years old, my hometown high school was looking for children to be in their upcoming musical, "The Wizard of Oz." I auditioned and was cast in the musical. I was so excited! When I went to the first rehearsal, I heard the high school choir sing for the first time. It was truly a magical experience, and I was hooked! It was in that moment that I knew I wanted to be a high school choir teacher!

I have also taken piano lessons since I was four years old! As someone who initially struggled to read music, I am passionate about teaching students music literacy! It is important to me that students learn how to read music, so that they can be independent in their musicianship! The sky is the limit with the right set of tools!

My goal as an educator is to build a strong sense of community in my classroom, develop strong, competent, and independent musicians, and evoke in my students a lifelong passion for music. One of my students described choir like this:  "When you join choir, you find a family and a place to belong. No matter who you are, where you've been, or what you believe, you are welcome here."

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and pets. I enjoy reading, crafting, Green Bay Packers' football, spending time outdoors, and singing in the VocalEssence Chorus. During the summer, I read as many books as I can, teach dog training classes, go to Twins games, and spend as much time as I can on the lake!
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