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Arnell B.
Park Forest, Illinois
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Beginner, Intermediate
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Beginner, Intermediate
* I welcome students of all ages. * Use variety of methods choosing what is best suited to the student's learning style and proficiency goals. * My students are given an opportunity to perform in a spring and winter recital. * Teach students to read music as well as play by ear if they so desire. * Combine music theory with lessons.
About Arnell B.

I've always loved to sing from my earliest remembrance along with a love for the piano and a desire to play. I attended Academy of Our Lady - High School where I took four years of piano as well as vocal instruction. I performed with a group called The Madrigals as a 'high soprano' during those years. I further attended Wheaton College, attained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music. I was educated musically through Wheaton's Conservatory of Music. I studied piano, voice, theory, music history, music appreciation,and sight singing to name a few. I auditioned, performed, and traveled with the Women's Glee Club. Since then, I served as the worship leader in church setting. I was responsible for music selection, accompaniment, and vocal coaching for our worship team. I've also worked as a facilitator in an after school program. There, I worked with students on an individual as well as group basis. I led a youth choir that traveled and performed for local nursing home residents. I also taught music appreciation and a fitness/movement class incorporating various genres of music. Throughout the years I've had may opportunities to work with students one-on-one in piano and vocal instruction and performance. Overall, I am very passionate about music. Whether its listening, singing, playing or helping someone develop or grow in their talent, I simply love it! Now, I'd be honored to work with you. I am comfortable working with beginners to intermediate in both piano and voice, ages 5 and up. As partners, this is a dual effort. I will do my best to find and utilize the most effective ways/methods to coach and assist you in reaching your piano or vocal goals. I will expect you to give your best effort consistently to get there one step at a time. *** Lesson Details *** When it comes to lessons, I am a pleasant, approachable person. I enjoy laughter and believe it is a healthy response even when things are difficult. In piano, I can help you learn the basics of playing such as note recognition, scales, chord formation, ear development and form a foundation that you can build upon progressively. In voice, I can help you develop good breathing, posture, tone, diction and expression. I am excited to work with whatever singing style that interests you most. Opera is my only exception at this point. I offer training in classical music to use as a foundation for any other genre of music that interests you. In general, I prefer to use well-balanced methods that incorporate theory along with the mechanics of learning. I believe in using tools, games,or aids that make learning fun, especially for the young beginner. The method used will depend upon the goals and needs of the student. *** Studio Equipment *** The In-Studio lessons are taught in the living room with a piano and seating. No pets. Parking in driveway or on street. *** Travel Equipment *** I do not travel with any equipment - except books/curriculum as needed. I expect my student to provide a lesson notebook, and equipment, piano, microphone, amplifier as required. *** Specialties *** Genres - Classical, Contemporary Christian

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Arnell is an extremely good, and patient teacher. I highly recommend her.

Posted Dec 28, 2018
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Teacher's Studio

Awesome first time lesson experience. Tte boys can't wait for their next lesson!

Posted Jun 13, 2018
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Teacher's Studio

She was very patient and knew just how to get my young sons started and interested.

Posted Jun 13, 2018
Worship Leader
Jan 1994 - Dec 2004
God Squad, Inc.
Led Sunday morning worship with small team. Responsible for music selection and weekly rehearsals. Provided vocal coaching and piano accompaniment.
Facilitator
Jan 2000 - Jun 2004
God Squad, Inc.
Facilitated classes in music appreciation and led traveling youth choir in afterschool program.

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