Anna Arata
Nashville, TN
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Anna Arata

Anna A.

Nashville, TN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have over 10 years of vocal training, in classical, musical theater, pop and jazz. I graduated Belmont University in 2015 with a degree in Commercial Voice. Not only can I teach you all about the voice & anatomy, I can give you a great foundation for music theory and songwriting. I want to teach you to have the most natural, best sound your voice can produce without getting worn out. Additionally, I want to teach you how to properly run your own sound at a gig and know the foundations of running your own rehearsals/band.

About Anna A.

My name is Anna Arata and I would love to be your new voice teacher! I have a degree in Commercial Vocal Performance from Belmont University and I am a professional singer, songwriter, and recording artist here in Nashville. I also work at a non-profit music school and teach voice lessons and ensembles on a daily basis (since 2017).

***SPECIAL NOTE: Due to Covid, I will only be conducting lesson in person if a majority of your household is vaccinated (less children). I am happy to teach you online and have been doing so daily since the start of the pandemic.***

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 choir, 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 consistently as a freelance musician, as well on and off as a teacher. 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.

I currently work as a teacher at a non-profit music school called WO Smith Community Music School. There, I have private voice students, as well as many classes teaching composition, voice ensembles, and music theory.


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Anna did a wonderful job. Louis, my eighteen year old son, learned a great deal of voice basics and really enjoyed the experience. He plans on taking more lessons in the future from Anna. I highly recommend her for any level student who is seeking excellent and personalized voice training.

Posted May 6, 2021
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Anna is a wonderful teacher! This is my first experience taking singing lessons, and she has been so patient with me, and I have already learned so much in just two lessons. She is very knowledgeable about the voice and gives clear, easy-to-follow instruction. I'm looking forward to continuing learning from her!

Posted Nov 15, 2019

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Teacher and Administrator
Sep 2017 - Present

Private Music School

I am a music theory teacher for a classroom of 6 kids at a private 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. I also give private voice lessons through the school.

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.


Master of Jazz Studies
May 2021 - Present

Middle Tennessee State University

Bachelor of Music, Commercial Voice
Sep 2012 - May 2015

Belmont University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


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.


Sep 2014
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