Anabelle Corrigan

Anabelle C.

Yuma, AZ
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Anabelle delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2006

When did you begin playing [instrument], and why?:

I've been singing since I was about 8. I began to play piano when I was a teenager, because many of my classmates were very skilled at the piano, and I became inspired to be like them.

What are your personal goals as a musician?:

I love opera, and my goal is to compose my own. I plan on working closely with the librettist, since I'm a poet as well.

Do you have a memory of a time when a musical concept or technique really clicked? Something you'll remember forever?:

I never knew what perfect pitch was until I was much older. I also didn't realize I had perfect pitch until a professor at an audition made me aware of my ability. Since then, it's become a wonderful tool.

What is your favorite piece of advice from one of your past (or current) teachers?:

Being compassionate with a student will allow them to fearlessly open up to their potentials.

What was your most challenging moment learning an instrument?:

In the winter months, my body feels tight and cold, and sometimes this causes tension during playing or singing. That's why to me it's important to work in a warm environment, do proper daily stretching, and have a healthy lifestyle (good diet, exercise, proper sleep).

What is your biggest musical achievement?:

Composing a fugue.

Favorite thing about teaching?:

I love sharing my passion for music with other human beings.

What is a piece of advice you would like to share with anyone learning music?:

If at first you don't succeed, try try again. Music is meant to be fun, enjoy it!

Personal music projects: i.e. bands, groups, shows, recording, etc. (if any):

In 2015, I composed the music for my sister's walk down the aisle (wedding piece). Additional compositions underway, member of American Composer's Forum, member of Contemplum (composition club at Temple), participant in the Oticons Film Score Contest.



BIO:

About Anabelle...

Anabelle has been involved with sounds and music from an early age. Her greatest forte is her hearing. When she was young, people thought she might become a voice actor, because her skill at replicating voices was quite apparent. Still, she loved to sing and had been regularly involved in choirs. She dabbled in violin in the fifth grade, but she didn't feel a "click." Without despairing, she tried her luck with piano and felt instantly in sync. She knew this was the right instrument for her. During her piano studies, she continued to work on her voice. In addition, she studied the workings of a sound board, and was head sound chief at her high school. At the college level, she began to pursue composition, while still continuing with piano and vocal studies. She holds an A.A. with a music focus (piano performance), a B.M. in music theory, and a M.M in music education from Boston University. She has been teaching music since 2006 and has worked with a wide range of ages and various group sizes. Her joy is working with people in a field that she is passionate about. Her interests include music (jazz, classical, opera, new age), ballet, composition, yoga, meditation, going to the gym, hiking and camping, scuba-diving, sailing,Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, cooking and baking, film-editing, sound engineering, poetry, reading good books, building websites, and watching documentaries.

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Experience

Music Teacher
Jul 2017 - Present
Legacy Traditional School

Anabelle currently teaches 3rd-8th grade piano, general music, and choir.

Music Teacher
Mar 2015 - Present
Private Studio

Tasks: Private tutelage for all ages in piano, voice, and music theory/composition, arrange rescheduling and make-ups, arrange book and instrument purchases.

Music Teacher
Jun 2006 - Present
Independent Piano/Vocal Tutoring

Tasks: Schedule lessons, arrange finances, interact with young children up to adults and senior citizens, tutor in piano technique, theory, vocal technique, professional musicianship. Clerical duties involved.

Head Music Teacher
Jul 2015 - May 2017
Desert View Academy

This position involves teaching over 700+ students every week various areas of music. The students learn songs for the Veteran's Day assembly and the holiday concerts for the first half of the year. The second half of the year the compose music for the art show, and they learn about various genres and world musics. In addition, Anabelle volunteers every Tuesday to run the after school choir and knitting clubs.

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Music Teacher
Jul 2013 - May 2015
In-home Music Teachers

Tasks: Private in-home tutelage for all ages in piano, voice, and music theory/composition, arrange scheduling, arrange book and instrument purchases.

Music Teacher
Jul 2013 - May 2014
Music and Arts Center

Tasks: Private tutelage for all ages in piano, voice, and music theory/composition, arrange scheduling and meetings, arrange book and instrument purchases.

Education

Master's of Music - Music Education
Sep 2015 - May 2017
Boston University
Bachelor's of Music - Music Theory and Composition
Sep 2013 - Apr 2015
Temple University
Associate of Arts - Piano Concentration
Sep 2006 - May 2013
Bucks County Community College

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

CPR
Feb 2016
American Red Cross

Certified in CPR and AED for infants, children, and adults.

Awards

Member of International Golden Key
Nov 2014
International Golden Key Honors Society
Legacy Scholarship Awardee
Jun 2010
Bucks County Community College

Affiliations

Golden Key International Honor Society
Nov 2014

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

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American Composers Forum
Sep 2014

The American Composers Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. We provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music.

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Photos & Videos

Anabelle at her spinet piano.

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Pianos and Roses go so nicely together!

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Anabelle teaching her 3rd grade general music class about the djembe drum.
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