Melissa Reiner


Watch her 2015 TEDx talk:

How To Listen Like A Musician

@ TEDxLondonBusinessSchool


Check out her solo album:

Great Love Constant Thought

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Combining my wide-ranging musical career as a performer with a lifelong passion for literature and ideas, I have recently found more opportunities to share stories and insights into music and life.

Do check out the videos below, I'd love to hear your thoughts! If you would like to know more feel free to get in touch.

TEDx London Business School - 24TH APRIL 2015

Have you ever wondered if you are getting the most out of your musical experiences? In this brief talk, I remind the audience of the fundamental components of music in our everyday lives, using just my violin and a dash of humour. Through demonstrating the concepts of listening and musical vocabulary, I hope that we can all get more out of music and more out of life.

Check out the full video below - if you enjoy it, don't forget to share it and leave a comment on YouTube :-)

Video: Melissa Reiner speaks to almost 600 attendees at the brilliant TEDxLondonBusinessSchool conference event at the Royal Geographical Society in London, April 2015. Video copyright ⓒ TED

Here is a sample of the slides that accompany this presentation:

Presenting my Writing

As part of my Masters degree in Creative Writing at City University in London, I am finishing up a novel called West on the Happy. Here is an excerpt from a reading, which I gave at a charming venue in Farringdon, along with some of my wonderful classmates. Check out the video and let me know what you think on the YouTube comments!

Video: Melissa Elena Reiner reads an excerpt from her novel West on the Happy, which follows the tragicomic exploits of a Hollywood composer seeking redemption and legacy, despite one small setback: he's already dead.

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