Melissa Waterhouse studied violin with Dr. Laura Mount of the Juilliard School, and performed for several years with the New York Youth Symphony in Carnegie Hall. She received her B.A. at the University of New Hampshire and was Concertmaster of the UNH Symphony. In addition to the Artful Noise String Quartet, she performs regularly as a freelance musician and as a member of the French and Celtic trio La Madeleine. Through her freelance work, Melissa has recorded for many local songwriters and for Peter Mayer, with whom she has toured nationally. She is an active member of the NH Chapter of the American String Teachers Association and teaches at Berwick Academy, Childlight Montessori School, and at her home studio in Dover.