Mon: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Arianna Hume joined ROOTS Academy in January 2018 as a voice mentor. After moving to Nashville in 2014, Arianna completed her undergraduate degree in Commercial Voice from Belmont University’s School of Music, where she had the opportunity to study with a multitude of vocal professors, all specializing in different genres and styles of music. Now as a full-time musician in Nashville, she splits her time between teaching and performing, singing at venues and private events around town as a solo singer while also collaborating with fellow artists on independent projects as a background vocalist/session singer.
Thanks to her private voice studies at Belmont, and her regular experiences as a performing artist in Nashville, Arianna now has what she considers to be a very well-rounded approach to teaching voice. Her teaching style is composed of the three major factors she attributes to success as a singer – self-confidence, musicality, and technique.
Expanding on the first of those three fundamentals, Arianna truly believes that, for a student to truly discover their voice and all of its capabilities, they must first believe in their talent and embrace their unique sound. From genuine self-confidence stems engaging energy levels and presence while performing, a greater understanding of one’s distinct “sound,” and an unwavering dedication to and appreciation of music. While nurturing a student’s confidence in their own abilities, Arianna also strives to expand on their musicality, developing their ear so that they can better understand music and even take steps towards discovering their own skills as a songwriter or composer. To do this, Arianna leads all of her students through worksheets and activities to learn sight reading, identify melodic progressions, and internalize rhythms as they hear them. Along with developing their musicality, Arianna also incorporates a basic understanding of music theory into her lessons. With each student, Arianna aims to meet them where they are and go forward from there, tailoring her lessons to meet their specific needs in grasping music theory.
Overall, Arianna believes that these three fundamentals create a unique environment in her studio, where each student is given the freedom needed to realize their potential and explore their own instrument, while also building the foundation needed to become a competent, well-educated musician.
Arianna’s Teaching Philosophy: Every student can benefit from music lessons. Sometimes that might just be by gaining a mentor that believes in you and your ambitions and will always be there to help you achieve your goals, music related or otherwise. As far as my philosophy for lesson content, I believe in fostering a strong foundation of music fundamentals, including music theory, aural skills, and rhythm training. I want my students to be able to sing healthily and with the proper technique, but I also want them to be competent musicians who can converse with other music players and professionals later on in life!
Questions & Answers
Of all the places you have traveled, which is your favorite?
What causes are you passionate about?
“I’m passionate about the adoption system.”
What’s your favorite local spot to spend time at when you’re not working & what do you do there?
“I like to go to a coffee shop or park and read!”
What type of music did you grow up listening to?
“Classic Rock and Country. Now I mostly listen to Soul, R&B, and Funk!”
If you could meet one author, performer who would it be and what would you ask them?
“Ella Fitzgerald – how did you learn to scat so well?!?!? Teach me your ways!”