Not many 7-year-olds were fascinated with Prince's Purple Rain movie when it came out, but Chicago native Melody Angel was clearly an exception. With a little help from her mother (and a lot of patience!), she learned to play acoustic guitar by watching music videos around the clock. The child of two musicians, Melody has developed a love and respect for multiple genres of music, including alternative rock, Motown, blues, hip-hop, and many more. When she's not playing to her heart's content, this self-described "free spirit" is out teaching skateboarding. Outside of her musical abilities, Melody says she considers her biggest accomplishment to be her college degree in sports marketing.