Phone: 651-744-4021


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Music Education - K-12 Choral/General Music Minor in German My Daily Schedule:   A DAYS: Period 1:  Prep Period 2:  Concert Choir Period 3:  Govie Singers Period 4:  Band B DAYS: Period 1:  PLC Period 2: Beginning and Intermediate Piano/Guitar Period 3:  Beginning Piano/Guitar Period 4: Orchestra    *Notes and daily assignments can be found on Schoology

Mrs. Melanie Lunda

Melanie Lunda:  Choral Director/Piano Teacher

Hello! My name is Melanie Lunda (Tlusty), and I am the choir and piano teacher at Johnson High School! 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. I teach a variety of music courses including:  Treble Choir (beginning soprano/alto choir), Concert Choir (SAB choir), Govie Singers (SATB honors choir), and all three levels of piano.

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, kayaking, Green Bay Packers' football, hiking, 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 time on the lake!
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