About Kim Rodgers-Melnick

Kim Rodgers-Melnick received her undergraduate degree in music therapy from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. She is a board certified music therapist (MT-BC), music instructor for Lifetime Fitness Kid's Academy, and owner of Create Music, LLC. Kim began piano lessons at age 8 and also loves to rock out on guitar and ukulele. Kim's professional experience includes providing music therapy services to adults and children in hospitals, nursing homes and head start programs and the founding of her private practice, Create Music, LLC which provides music therapy services and piano lessons in the Cleveland area. Kim is a California native, raised in Wisconsin. She moved to Cleveland Heights in 2014 and enjoys Cleveland's variety of dining options, metroparks, Lake Erie and the abundance of running clubs.  


Nickname(s): Kimmie, K-dot, Rooster

Birthday: December 18th

Family: Husband Sam, Cat Mango 

Instruments played: guitar, piano, ukulele

Favorite Color: purple

Favorite Healthy food: green smoothies, salmon, quinoa 

Favorite Unhealthy food: Icecream

Favorite Music Together Song: Rocketship, Dum Ditty, Leaves are Falling... I have many favorites :)

Favorite Non-Music Together Song: everything by Tristan Prettyman.....Top Hat Black, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Beyonce, etc. 

If I could visit anywhere I would go…back to the beach at Monterey/Carmel, California

You would never guess this about me, but... I sang at the White House with my college choir (The Wartburg Choir) the day before my 21st birthday! 

I love teaching Music Together because....it’s super fun and so impactful!