Donielle Houston

Donielle H.

Pottstown, PA
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Lesson Details

Songwriting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
We will work on arrangement, structure, and lyric development.
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About

Donielle delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
July 2007

Graduating from the renowned High School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Philadelphia; succeeding heavyweight entertainers such as Boyz II Men and Jazmine Sullivan, has equipped me to teach music! Most of my experience is as a professional gospel recording artist and songwriter. I have writing credits on two successful albums, and am currently working on my debut album through RockSoul Productions.

I have experience as a music teacher, choir director, and Performing Arts Coordinator at We Ovecome Performing Arts Summer Camp. I am currently the Group Facilitator/Music Teacher at Congresso working in the after school program at Kensington CAPA high school. I specialize in beginners music theory, vocal arrangement, and songwriting, in the urban/gospel/contemporary styles of music.

A Lesson with me will be fun, challenging, and inspiring. I like to do creative and interactive lesson plans, vocal exercises, and work on any music projects or endeavors that you may have. You want me as your teacher because I can coach you into the vocalist you've always dreamed of becoming!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect student to provide a piano or keyboard, cd player, paper and pencil,
I will provide sheet music, cd's, and lessons plans.

*** Specialties ***
Genres: Gospel, Contemporary, Pop
Vocal Arrangement
Music Theory
Songwriting
Music Performance

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Experience

Group Facilitator/Music Teacher
Oct 2013 - May 2014
Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Taught music including voice, songwriting, and theory to high school students in a creative arts after-school program.

Performong Arts Coordinator
Jun 2003 - Aug 2007
We Overcome Summer Camp

• Taught children music performance and music theory.
• Supervised 14 employees.
• Organized arts and crafts, games, and outings.
• Planned successful summer events

Education

B.S. in Business Administration (In progess)
Oct 2013 - Present
Eastern University
High School Diploma, Vocal major
Sep 2001 - Jun 2005
Creative and Performing Arts

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

PHL Live Center Stage Award
Dec 2014
Councilman David Oh and the City of Philadelphia
Kingdom Choice Award (Nominated)
Sep 2013
Kingdom Time Entertainment
Vocal Leadership
Jun 2005
Creative and Performing Arts High School

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Dec 2007

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Hillsong United "Touch the Sky" cover
Photo by Donielle H.

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Performing an original song "Find me where I am"
Kingdom Choice Awards 2013

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Photo by Donielle H.

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Original song "A Thousand Pieces"
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4 Reviews

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Rob Dec 10, 2015
Music Performance ·

Donielle is truly gifted; a genuine artist on and off the stage. Her musicality allows her to flow effortlessly whether in a sacred music/worship format, or during a professional performance. Her understanding of Music Theory allows her to communicate clearly with other musicians and effectively with her students. Donielle's friendly and inviting attitude also make her a pleasure to work with and create with. She's the best!

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Bret Dec 5, 2015
Music Performance · In studio

I really appreciate Donielle's approach to teaching music. She's very relatable and makes things very simple to understand. If you have trouble with music theory or are beginning to get into performing, Donielle is definitely a good instructor to hire. I've learned a lot about stage etiquette, singing and basic music theory from her.

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Alisa Dec 2, 2015
Gospel Singing ·

Awesome, knowledgeable, patient, kind and intelligent

Alisa Dec 2, 2015
Gospel Singing ·

Awesome, knowledgeable, patient, kind and intelligent

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