Danae Arnold

Danae A.

Kent, OH

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Danae delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2006

I believe that over time, with dedication to practicing and properly structured lessons, students can become great musicians. I've seen this again and again in the 10 years since I started teaching, and I absolutely love watching young musicians grow under my guidance.

For me, teaching is a way of giving back. I am indebted to Bryan Dumm, (Cleveland Orchestra), Heidi Albert, (College of Wooster), Keith Robinson, (Kent State University), and many other well known musicians. These great teachers have taught me that good practice skills pay off in the end. Good technique makes you a better player. Also, the right focus and motivation will help you to grow, not only as a musician, but also as a person.

I provide properly structured lessons. I push my students hard to practice regularly, but it's ultimately up to the parents and the students to ensure this happens. Music provides kids with discipline, and it works the creative and analytical sides of the brain at the same time. How cool is that!


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Cello Section
Sep 2014 - Present
Mansfield Symphony Orchestra

I perform with the orchestra.

String Teacher
Aug 2013 - Present
Sound Board Music Store

Cello Section
Aug 2009 - Aug 2011
Kent State University Orchestra

Cello Section
Aug 2007 - Aug 2009
Oberlin Orchestra-Oberlin Conservatory

Substitute Cello Teacher
Jun 2007 - Sep 2008
Avon School of Music

Cello Section
Sep 2002 - Aug 2005
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra


Cello Performance
Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
Kent State University
Aug 2008 - Aug 2009
Lorain County Community College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Suzuki String Teacher
Mar 2017
Suzuki Association of Americas


Scholarship Award
Sep 2010
Kent State University
Scholarship Award
Jul 2005
Interlochen Arts Camp
Scholarship Winner
Sep 2004
Lakeland Civic Orchestra Competition
Scholarship Winner
Sep 2003
Cleveland Cello Society Competition


Suzuki Association of the Americas
Mar 2017

The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.

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Practicing at Kent State.

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Bach Suite Allemande in C Major
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6 Reviews

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Liz Feb 16, 2016
Violin · In studio

Danae has been a great instructor. She has patience for the days that are more difficult that others and has been an encouraging factor in our your violinist's life. I would recommend her as a teacher to anyone looking for Violin lessons.

Gia Feb 15, 2016
Violin · In studio

Danae has been teaching both of my kids piano and violin. They both really enjoy her and they have both made a lot of progress! We are very happy with her lessons!

Rob Feb 14, 2016
Cello · In studio

Danae has been a wonderful teacher and she has helped me tremendously with my desire to play the cello. A quietly observant instructor has a way of noticing the roadblocks and suggesting the subtle changes that can help you through them. Danae has that quality and her experience as well as her ability to pass that experience along has been key to my progress. I truly appreciate her talent and her patience.

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Julie Feb 11, 2016

Danae is the best instructor for my daughter Emma. I mean for a kid who had no idea what the different strings were on a violin to playing songs is amazing. Danae really works with us when it comes to scheduling. She is very patient with Emma, making sure she understands what she is learning. Emma just loves Danae and wouldn't want another teacher.

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Jennifer Feb 11, 2016
Cello · In studio

Danae has helped our daughter improve her cello ability. She is positive with her and challenges her to push herself.

Donna Feb 11, 2016
Cello · In studio

Danae has my daughter's cello teacher for two years now. She has helped my daughter learn countless new skills and improve her technique. Danae structures lessons around musical pieces that emphasize specific skills (e.g., learning a new clef) while engaging the student with the choice of music. Danae is very patient and relates well to her students. She also provides her students with opportunities that enhance motivation, such as performing with other students or at recitals that Danae organizes. I would definitely recommend her for cello instruction.

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