Anna Arata

Anna A.

Brentwood, TN
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Anna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5 to 25, males 5 to 15 and special needs

Teaching since:
2017

My name is Anna Arata and I would love to be your new voice teacher! I am a professional singer, songwriter, and recording artist here in Nashville.

I started studying the voice when I was 11 years old. This included taking private voice lessons (classical primarily) and participating in several musical theater shows, a middle school jazz choir, and was a member of the Boston Children’s Choir. Through high school and part of college, I participated in musicals, co-lead a girl’s a capella group, performed in a show choirs, and was selected for the All States choir in Massachusetts in 2010. On college breaks, I also volunteered as a teaching assistant (TA) for my former middle school jazz choir. In May 2015, I graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Music, specifically in Commercial Voice. Through my music studies, I have taken several music theory classes, which have contributed to my ability to analyze music in a technical way. Until now, I have accumulated over 10 years of voice lessons for myself, ranging from classical/opera studies to commercial styles.

Since moving to Nashville in 2012, I have worked tirelessly to confidently hold the title of a “working musician.” While in college, I started and managed my own swing band, specializing in 30’s-40’s jazz. In our time, we were a part of several radio shows (including Music City Roots), opened for large acts, recorded EP’s and records, and organized tours in the greater Midwest area. Post college and disbanding, I have had many performance-based professional singing opportunities. For the past two years, I have served as the lead singer for the Grand Hotel Orchestra on Mackinac Island, MI. There, I was contracted for two 2.5 month stays during which I performed a variety of jazz and pop classics 7 nights a week. In Nashville, I have successfully gathered my own jazz band. I am a regular performer at Rudy’s Jazz Room in the heart of Nashville. I am capable of leading my own groups and all of the organizing that entails – creating charts/books, calling players, leading rehearsals. Additionally, I am in my first semester of volunteering for W.O. Smith School as a music theory instructor.

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Experience

Volunteer Teacher
Sep 2017 - Present
W.O. Smith Music School

I am a music theory teacher for a classroom of 6 kids at W.O. Smith music school in Nashville, TN. I am in charge of teaching the classroom music basics, such as rhythm, piano knowledge, pitch recognition, and the scale.

Professional Singer
Jun 2015 - Oct 2016
Grand Hotel Orchestra, Mackinac Island

I spent two seasons performing nightly at the Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel. I learned over 100 songs of varying genres

Founding Member/Singer/Manager
Sep 2013 - Sep 2016
Gnarly Parkers (Professional Swing Band)

I was the leader and singer of the band Gnarly Parkers

Teaching Assistant: Piano and Choir
Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
Fuller Middle School

I worked as a teacher assistant at Fuller Middle School (MA) for Mr. Lou Fazio. There, I assisted with the morning jazz choir, the choir classes, and the beginner piano classes.

Education

Bachelor of Music, Commercial Voice
Sep 2012 - May 2015
Belmont University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Certified Voice and Music Theory Teacher
May 2015
Belmont University

Bachelor of Music in vocal performance
I studied music theory, vocal performance, and vocal pedagogy in depth.

Affiliations

ASCAP
Sep 2014

ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

Photos & Videos

Anna Arata, March 2015
Anna Arata, Spring 2015 with Gnarly Parkers

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