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holistic music education that works for you


Mind Body Music Academy is a pioneer in holistic music education and coaching. We believe that musicianship should be accessible, sustainable, and a continual process of discovery. We'll show you how to practice in a way that integrates your body, your mind, and your own unique goals so that you can be the musician you have always wanted to be.



Discover your true musical potential with personal wellness coaching. You'll identify barriers preventing you from playing your best and gain tangible skills to reduce your injury risk and increase your confidence.


Learn to play the flute with private lessons at our Boston location. Through our premium holistic curriculum, you'll develop strong fundamental playing technique and learn how to practice in a way that works for you.


Bring wellness education to your music school or private studio with a customized workshop on injury prevention or confident playing. Available for small to large groups and focused on the content you need the most. 


Mind Body Music Academy is locally owned and operated right here in Jamaica Plain. We love being a part of the Boston music community!


"Melissa immediately diagnosed my strengths and built on them, while gently encouraging me to work on tone-building and foundational technical issues created by years of playing with poor habits. The results were immediate and amazing."

—  Alison, adult student

Meet Your Instructor

Melissa Vining
Founder of Mind Body Music Academy

Melissa Vining is a flutist, teacher, and specialist in musicians’ health and wellness. Melissa teaches musicians about skills and strategies to help reduce risk of playing-related injury and increase confidence in their playing. A dynamic leader in the music community, she is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and serves on the board of the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association (MMTA).

Melissa earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa and Master of Science in Arts Administration from Boston University. With years of experience as a musician and a music teacher, Melissa brings passion, expertise, and thoughtful attention to all of her clients.