Robin Riveland's Photo ROBIN RIVELAND- Director | Kindermusik | Suzuki Violin and Piano | Baby Sign

Robin Riveland is Arioso Music Academy's director. She has attended both UND-W and UND, and is a certified and licensed early childhood music educator. She has been teaching children in music for over 22 years and teaching Kindermusik for the past 15 years. She is also a certified presenter of the Baby Sign2me presenter’s network. She is a wife and mother who homeschooled her 5 children their first years of school- a total of 15 years. Robin has been directing a fine arts studio for 8 years. Robin enjoys working with children and their parents helping to inspire creativity, musicality and excitement while raising their children.
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Vicki Pogatshnik PhotoVICKI POGATSHNIK- Piano | Voice

Vicki Pogatshnik is a 1978 UND graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Shei has taught K-12 vocal for over 18 years, directing choirs and preparing soloists and groups for contest. She has over 40 years experience in piano and has worked with church music as an organist, playing for weddings and funerals as well as church services. She is a traditional teacher but sensitive to the needs of each student, and prefers to start children at the age of 8. Beginning adults are welcome, as well as intermediate and advanced students. Vicki stresses technique, practice, and dedication; however, a good sense of humor is essential and having fun while learning. Vicki is also available as a wedding/events pianist. Register for Classes


Ligia Carina Feo's PhotographLIGIA CARINA FEO- Piano | Violin | Viola

Ligia Carina Feo studied music at the Thibaud-Piazzini Conservatoire in 1987. She has reached the 10TH degree in piano and the 12TH degree in double entry organ at Yahmaha Music Argentina. Ligia has played with numerous quartets , ensembles and orchestras working with many great composers and conductors. She was a violin and viola teacher for the USM String Program, Hattiesburg MS. She is currently playing for the GGFS Orchestra and coaching one of the Divertimento groups. Full resume is available upon request.
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NIcholas Riveland's PhotographNICHOLAS RIVELAND- Violin | Viola | Fiddling

Nicholas Riveland is a Senior at UND majoring in Kinesiology and has been teaching violin, viola and fiddling for 10 years. He is a Suzuki trained violin player who loves to teach and specializes in fiddling. As well as playing violin, Nicholas took Star ratings at State competition 3 years in a row for French horn. Nicholas enjoys music and loves to share that with others. He believes technique is essential but you need to enjoy playing your instrument as well. Nicholas plays for weddings and special events.
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photo placeholder for Aaron CusterAARON CUSTER- Violin | Viola

Aaron Custer attended UND, majoring in music and has been teaching violin and viola lessons for about 10 years. He is currently teaching both in the Grand Forks area as well as Park River and Grafton. Aaron has taught young children as well as adults. To enhance his understanding and his ability to teach the young child, Aaron attended training for Suzuki teachers. Aaron has been a member of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony for the past 10 years. He likes to meet students on their level but expects students to want to play the violin and improve. Aaron plays for weddings and events. Register for Classes

photo placeholder for AshleyCERA RIVELAND- Piano

Cera Riveland is a Senior attending Central High School. She has received a chair at North Dakota All-State for three consecutive years. Last year she was princpal cello for the All-State concert. She plays and teaches piano, cello and guitar. Cera trained in both Suzuk and traditional methods. Cera has had Suzuki training at various institutes across the U.S.. She has been teaching for five years and specializes in teaching young children.
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Photo of Zachery RivelandZACHERY RIVELAND- Violin

Zachery Riveland has 13 years of experience in lessons and playing the violin and has been teaching violin and viola for 3 years. He periodically plays viola in ensemble groups. He has been a member of the Greater Grand Forks Youth Symphony and Greater Grand Forks Junior symphony for 7 years. He has played in the Greater Grand Forks Divertimento Chamber program for 4 years, as well as being awarded All-State Honors. Zachery believes that technique is absolutely key to a solid and rewarding music future in string playing; therefore, his goal is to help student achieve technique progressively with every step. Zachery teaches Suzuki as well as traditional methods. Zachery plays for weddings and special events.
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photo placeholder for Bernie ThomasBERNIE THOMAS- Drums | Percussion

Bernie Thomas graduated from UND with music honors and has over 12 years of musical experience. He has been teaching for 6 years. He has played in a number of combos, symphonies, drum lines and other musical venues around the area. His teaching has a laid back, relaxed style, emphasizing that music can be invigorating and enjoyable, while still learning the discipline technique necessary to compete and succeed in a formal music environment.
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photo placeholder for Angela Harrison-UrlacherANGELA HARRISON-URLACHER- Flute | Piccolo

Angela Harrison-Urlacher has played the flute and piccolo for 18 years and has been teaching since 1996. She has participated in a wide range of musical groups, from bands and orchestras to Renaissance flute consorts and gamelan orchestras. She teaches both children and adults of all skill levels.
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