A native of Comox, British Columbia, Melanie Eyers studied with the late Paul Buttemer before moving to Toronto. She completed studies in Bassoon Performance at the University of Toronto and the Royal Conservatory of Music and spent two summers with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the National Academy Orchestra.
Melanie has enjoyed an active and varied freelance career, having performed with orchestras from Windsor to Peterborough, and on stages across Southern Ontario from Roy Thomson Hall and the Elgin Theatre in Toronto, to Owen Sound Collegiate, to the lawn outside the Brantford Police Station and dozens of churches in between. Melanie has held the position of Second Bassoon with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra since 2002 and is very thankful to work onstage with such an amazing community of musicians, and to have the privilege of performing in front of our wonderfully supportive Hamilton audiences.
In addition to her bassoon studies, Melanie completed the Performer’s A.R.C.T. on piano with the Royal Conservatory. She maintains a small private piano teaching studio at home and welcomes bassoon students who occasionally come her way.
Melanie recently purchased a new telescope and has revived her interest in astronomy and planet-gazing. She lives for summer camping trips with her family, spending time in her garden, and trying new recipes in the kitchen.