Angela Hall

Angela H.

Hazelwood, MO

About Angela H.

Angela teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: May 2004
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Hi! My name is Angela, and I teach private piano, voice, and theory lessons. I love teaching, and have taught many ages (3 to 93) and ability levels (novice to advanced). I am a dependable, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic teacher. I offer lessons for 30, 45, or 60-minute weekly sessions in my home studio. I do not offer bi-weekly lessons or lessons in the student's home.

My home is a split-level, with my private living area above and my music studio below. There is a waiting area just outside the music studio, as well as a half-bath specifically designated for students and parents. The studio itself contains a piano and organ, my personal music library, and additional seating for parents. There is a full-length mirror for vocal students to watch their performance skills grow, and a gumball machine for when younger students have an exceptionally good lesson.

Making music is a skill which can bring lifelong joy to the musician as well as everyone around them. While I can easily ensure that my students enjoy music-making while they are taking lessons, my ultimate goal is that students continue to want to make music throughout their entire life, even after they stop taking lessons. I firmly believe that my job as a teacher is to train my students to be independent and self-sufficient musicians. Many teachers teach by rote, playing a passage to a student and then having the student play it back. Though this method is helpful in some situations, students who are taught in this manner often find that they are only able to play the songs taught to them in lessons, and that to learn a new song they must have a teacher by their side showing them how the song goes. In my lessons, however, students are taught to learn their own music through sight-reading, ear-training, music theory, and listening to and critiquing their own playing. Over time, this allows the student more and more freedom to make music without a teacher.

Photos and Videos

My quartet, Vocal Crush, singing our acceptance song after being awarded first place in our area contest. Internationals, here we come!

Experience

Piano and Voice Teacher

May 2004 - Present
TakeLessons and Others

Provide private piano and voice lessons to students of all ages and abilities.

Tailor lessons to each individual student's needs and goals.

Communicate clearly and effectively with students and parents about assignments and scheduling concerns.

Plan and prepare students for up to eight recitals per year, as well as outside auditions, performances, competitions, and talent shows.

Section Leader

Jul 2012 - Mar 2015
Saint Louis Harmony Chorus

Plan and lead sectional rehearsals both in and outside of regular chorus rehearsals.

Lead warm-ups for the entire chorus at least once per month.

Provide individual attention and feedback to each member of my section.

Create learning tracks and tools for my section as needed.

Elementary Music Teacher

Aug 2012 - May 2013
Pattonville School District

Create and implement lesson plans for music students grades K-5.

Provide individual feedback and instruction on music reading, music history, and performance techniques.

Teach students proper playing methods for guitar, keyboard, xylophone, recorder, and drums, while still allowing for individual expressiveness and musicality.

Plan and produce several performances, talent shows, and recitals, including writing and directing two new musicals.

Instructional Assistant, Music Theory I and II

Aug 2010 - May 2012
Washington University in Saint Louis

Observe all class meetings, proctor exams, and meet with students outside of class.

Plan lessons and lead class when the professor is absent.

Grade all student work, maintain accurate records of student attendance and grades, and tabulate final grades.

Instructor, Aural Training I and II

Aug 2010 - May 2012
Washington University in Saint Louis

Plan and implement lessons to teach sight singing and rhythm reading, as well as intervallic, melodic, and harmonic dictation to undergraduate students.

Evaluate students weekly, maintain accurate record of class attendance and student achievement, and provide final grade for semester.

Maintain clear communication with students about their assignments and current grade in the class, and meet with students outside of class.

Collaborate with my fellow aural training instructors and our supervisor to develop curriculum, plan lessons, schedule evaluations, and improve our teaching skills.

Section Leader, University Chorus

Aug 2008 - Dec 2010
Lindenwood University

Take on a leadership role in my section, setting an example for my fellow choir members.

Lead sectional rehearsals for sopranos, altos, or both.

Occasionally lead full choir in warm-ups or in a full rehearsal.

Student Director, Voices Only

Aug 2007 - Dec 2010
Lindenwood University

Prepare and lead daily warm-us for full ensemble.

Be prepared at all times to lead sectionals for any voice part on any piece.

Plan and lead full rehearsals in the professor's absence.

Conduct performances in the professor's absence.

Student Conductor, University Chorus

Apr 2008 - May 2008
Lindenwood University

Take on all the responsibilities of a full choir professor for a short time.

Choose repertoire, plan rehearsals, take attendance, lead warm-ups, direct rehearsals, and conduct the full choir in performance.

Utilize video recording, journaling, and input from my professors, classmates, and fellow student conductors to improve my teaching and leadership skills.

Education

Master of Arts in Music Theory

Aug 2010 - May 2012
Washington University in Saint Louis

Bachelor of Arts in Music Education

Aug 2005 - May 2010
Lindenwood University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

K-12 Music

May 2010
State of Missouri

I am currently certified to teach music to all ages in the state of Missouri.

Awards

Area 4 Championship

Apr 2016
Harmony Inc.

Best of Hazelwood Award for Piano Instructor

Sep 2015
Hazelwood Award Program

Best of Hazelwood Award for Piano Instructor

Sep 2014
Hazelwood Awards Program

Rookie of the Year Award

Jun 2013
Saint Louis Harmony Chorus

Novice Quartet Award

Apr 2013
Sweet Adelines International

Lucette Stumberg Flanagan Award in Fine and Performing Arts

May 2008
Lindenwood University

Lucette Stumberg Flanagan Award in Fine and Performing Arts

May 2007
Lindenwood University
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48 Reviews on Angela H.

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Richa K. Aug 28, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter is supper happy with knowing her interest & I am happy to see her practicing all the day as directed by Angela !
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Christen Apr 19, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
During my first lesson with Angela, I had fun, learned a lot, and had some great feedback and homework. Definitely exceeded expectations and looking forward to more lessons! Christen
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Chinmay N. Mar 19, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
It was a awsome experience 😊
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Chinmay N. Mar 18, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
It was a awsome experience 😊
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Elias Byrd Mar 8, 2016
In studio
Verified Student
Angela is super friendly and really knows how to explain proper singing techniques in a way that makes sense. She is also great at listening to her students' needs and concerns and lets the students pick which songs they would like to work on.
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KYAN G. Feb 27, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Kyan was excited about his first lesson. Looking forward to the next one
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Parker Feb 13, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Only one lesson in, but we made the right choice. Angela is very professional, very well organized, and had planned perfectly for our beginner piano lesson. She was very engaging, on just the right level, and our beginner related to her style and ease in an instant. Could not have been happier with this decision.
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Colin B. Jan 3, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We love how Angela is teaching the children!!!
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Syrus B. Nov 20, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We really liked our first lesson!!
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Susie Slavney Nov 15, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
It's obvious from the beginning that Angela knows her subject thoroughly and knows how to teach it. She quickly assessed my level of ability and knew what I needed to work on. My singing and confidence improved greatly over just a few lessons. She had useful suggestions for practicing between lessons. My lesson was always fun and over too quickly -- 30 minutes is not enough. Next time I'll sign up for at least a 45-minute lesson.