Melanie Moralez, Art and Music Teacher
Melanie has a passion for creating art and playing music of various kinds throughout her life. Her church life as a youth was incredibly enriching and transformative, so she’s immensely honored and grateful to be part of the Eastside family and to work with youth at such an important time in their lives. Art and music play such vital roles in delivering and inspiring holy messages that strengthen all our spiritual connections. After getting her degree in Fine Art and Art History from the University of Minnesota in 2006, she chose to make Seattle her home. 

Melanie sells her artwork online, through commissions, and in small, local exhibitions. She’s a “Hot Club” Jazz/Swing Jazz guitarist in several ensembles and sits-in on various gigs, as needed regularly, so there’s always a chance you may happen upon her performing 1930’s/40’s music decked out in vintage attire sometime! She also enjoys nature walks, checking out art exhibitions, and going to live shows.