Melinda Murphy teaches acting classes and coaches stage productions in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Otterbein College, specializing in somatic techniques as applied to movement, voice, characterization, singing, and dance.  She also teaches classes and seminars for performing artists at other colleges, and maintains a private teaching practice. Melinda is one of the few teachers trained in both The Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method®.  She received certification in both methods in 1987, and has developed a teaching style that often combines the two, while increasingly incorporating Fitzmaurice Voicework with its specialized tools for voice and breath.  She is certified to teach by Alexander Technique International (ATI), by the Feldenkrais Guild of North America, and by Catherine Fitzmaurice.  Melinda was first introduced to the Alexander Technique by Bill and Barbara Conable in 1980 while studying music education at Ohio State University, specializing in woodwinds and strings.