Photo Coming Soon 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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Photo Coming Soon Vicki Pogatshnik- Piano | Voice

Vicki Pogatshnik is a 1978 UND graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. She 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. 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.
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Photo Coming Soon Jamyn Riveland- Violin | Viola | Guitar | Piano | Saxaphone | Drums

Jamyn Riveland is a Grand Forks Central graduate who has participated in a variety of different music groups. He has been a member of symphony, divertimento, chamber, and various other orchestras. He has also been in drumline, jazz, quartets, duets, and other groups.
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Photo Coming Soon Tamara Auer- Violin | Viola

Tamara Auer from Sydney, Australia, started studying violin at age 9 and in 2003 was accepted into the Australian Institute of Music, Sydney. From 2006 to 2008 she played viola in SBS Youth Orchestra performing in the annual Opera Highlights concert at the Sydney Opera House and touring Germany, Poland and Vienna producing televised broadcast performances for SBS television. In 2009 Tamara moved to Italy and was accepted into the Milan Conservatory where she completed an undergraduate music degree in viola performance with Maestro Claudio Pavolini. Please inquire for full resume.
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Photo Coming Soon Branden Kuersteiner- Guitar | Piano | Upright Bass | Electric Bass

Branden Kuersteiner is one of Arioso's wonderful instructors with a wide variety of knowledge from performance to music theory. He has participated in many different groups, and loves to do music in the community.
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Photo Coming Soon Callie Stadem- Harp | Voice

Callie Stadem is a wonderful instructor that teaches harp and voice. We are so happy to have her at Arioso as harp was at one time not available to the city of grand forks. She's wonderful with students, and loves to pitch in and contribute to the music community. She is also a wonderful composer.
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Photo Coming Soon Zach Riveland- Violin | Fiddle

Zach 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 Coming Soon Nicholas 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 Coming Soon Ligia Carina Feo- Violin | Viola | Piano

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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Photo Coming Soon Angela 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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Photo Coming Soon Cameron Trott- Flute | Oboe | Clarinet | Saxophone

Cameron Trott is an instructor at Arioso Music Academy. She teaches flute, oboe, clarinet, and saxaphone. We pride ourselves in selecting the best teachers for the education of your kids. Cameron does a wonderful job of helping your kids succeed in music.
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