The difference you help us make
Kirsten Former OTB Student now attending The University of Berkeley California
There's no doubt you (OTB) had an integral part in helping me shape my aspirations & for that, there aren't any words to capture how grateful I am."
Crystal , OTB student, singer, songwriter and college student
Otb and Melinda have channeled the inner talents and strengths out of so many people, including myself. Melinda is the most kind hearted, talented, and charismatic person. She has been a great leader of this organization and has done amazing things. I look forward to seeing OTB grow and expand its horizons of music, love, good-will, and charity
Becca OTB Student & Artist
I don't even know where to begin. You (OTB) changed my life. You brought so much positivity, love, peace, and pure happiness into my life. You changed my perception of the world and the art that can be created from inside.
Julie, OTB student, singer songwriter, & college student
OTB changed my life and I'm forever grateful for the lessons I have learned.
Destiny OTB customer
I go to the paint nights pretty often and they are always fun and creative! They're totally worth the price and it feels good knowing that we're helping kids.You never feel like you're failing or not painting something correctly. This is super important to me because I know some other paint classes are strict about you doing the same artwork as everyone else.I couldn't recommend the paint nights enough. They are so much fun!
Emily (OTB Mom)
We have been so lucky to find Melinda!! She has a giant heart for kids!! The progress our daughter has made in 3 short month of piano lessons is amazing!! We are excited for what the future brings, and look forward to more smiles and music with an awesome teacher!
Chelsea, OTB Mom
Melinda offers something special as she teaches and really seems to love her work. She is compassionate, thoughtful, encouraging, and kind. We are so glad to have found Out of the Box Arts and Melinda to encourage our artists.
Thank you, Melinda!
Jamie, OTB Mom
The group classes have been a huge help for my daughter! She loves the friends she makes and is learning so much about painting and writing songs. She is usually shy but has found her voice here with other creative kids.
Online Instruction music & art lessons and videos
During the COVID 19 quarantine, lessons, personalized videos, and virtual paint parties are currently by donation only to allow families to support their child’s creativity in this difficult time. The donations help our small business and non profit organization stay strong.
We are in this together.
Fine Arts for All
OTB Arts provides a unique approach to fine arts instruction. Our focus on step by step instruction and “opening of the artist eye” allows artists of all ages to exceed expectations! Join a class or workshop to experience the OTB difference. Or sign up for private art lessons but we are almost full!
(more classes for children and adults to be posted soon)
Not just Music Notes
At OTB we believe music is more than little notes on paper! Music is meant to be felt, experienced, explored, and composed! With our approach we help students find the emotion, the thrill, and the fun in music as we dive into notation and theory along the way. Students learn how to create their own songs and express themselves as they also learn the very important basics. Find a group or workshop today and let your little musician begin their journey!