Phone: (626)379-5193


Melanie1Melanie Chang
Pianist, master teacher, accompanist 
I grew up in a Christian family with strong family values, values which center around children. I am happily married and have three daughters.  I Started learning piano at the age of 4, graduated from Hamilton Music Academy High School, and went on to CSUN with a BA in Piano Performance.  Studied with: Daniel Pollack (USC), Francoise Regnat(CSUN), and Jeanine Jacobson (CSUN).  I am a big dreamer and a doer. I love music, praise, kids, teaching, people, helping, community, planning, and organizing events. I want to teach my kids to be the light and salt in this broken world. I strive to teach my students hope using music and share the love of Jesus through piano.
Skills & Abilities
25+ years of experience in teaching piano
Freelance Pianist for Church, Wedding, Funeral, and Special Events
Accompanist for solo instruments, singers, and choirs at recitals and competitions
Performed at Hollywood Bowl, UCLA, USC, CSUN, CSULA auditoriums, Pasadena Civic center, New England Conservatory, Colburn School of Music, American Youth Symphony Orchestra, Music Teachers' Association, Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra, Pierce College symphony Orchestra, and Music Festival in Long Beach.
*Pianist/Accompanist 1984-1991 Sungmon Church (Pastor Lee Jong Rae), YaeWon Church (Pastor Jung Won Ju) in South Korea
*PIANIST/ACCOMPANIST 1992-2001 Korean Good Shepherd Church, Rowland Heights, California
*WORSHIP LEADER/KEYBOARDIST 1992-2010 Good Shepherd Church, Rowland Heights, California (Pastor Rim Hyung Sung, Pastor Ko Tae Hyung)
*ELEMENTARY DEPARTMENT HEAD COORDINATOR 2006-2010 Korean Good Shepherd Church, Rowland Heights, California
*CONDUCTOR/MUSICAL DIRECTOR 2006-2010 Elementary Department Korean Good Shepherd Church, Rowland Heights, California
*WORSHIP CENTER KEYBOARDIST 2011-Currently Saddleback Church Lake Forest Campus

Hamilton Music Academy high school 1995
Music Teachers Association of California
Sunday School Teacher 1993-2010 Korean Good Shepherd Church
Volunteer leader with Kids Small Group Pre-K, Main Event, Life Group for 7th and 8th graders, and mentor for student leaders, little lambs director Saddleback Kids Choir, table event coordinator Women’s ministry, and Worship center band- Saddleback Church Lake Forest Campus.



If you are looking for quality instruction as well as patience, MC Piano is the place for you. Music lessons can be intimidating but Melanie makes it fun and exciting!

-Melissa M.


Melanie is a terrific piano teacher to our 9 and 7 year old boys.  They both look forward to their weekly one-on-one lessons and are making excellent progress. She makes piano fun, and they learn without any frustration. Melanie is perceptive of the boys strengths and weaknesses and adjusts her teaching style to promote learning and music appreciation in each.  I highly recommend Melanie for her devotion to music and her ability to motivate young piano students.

-Chris H.


My daughter is a sensitive girl but Melanie is able to instruct her in such a way that she learns and is loving her lessons and wants to practice extra to make her teacher proud. So thankful to have found a teacher who is more than qualified and makes learning piano fun!!!

-Erica M.