Melody was born in LA and grew up in San Marino, CA. Throughout her childhood, her greatest hobby was singing and performing, which prompted her to compete in many local talent competitions. By the time she was in Jr. High, Melody was experimenting with song writing and was participating in musicals and choirs. In high school, she joined a Christian band and spent her free time on the weekends singing and learning the guitar. By the time she arrived at college, she took the leap to pursue music full time and recorded her first pro demo.