My name is KRISTINA ARELLANO, and I am the director of Paige School of Music, located in Fond du Lac, WI. I teach piano and violin and love to compose! My credentials include a Bachelor’s Degree in Church Music from North Central University, a Master’s Degree in Ethnomusicology from Bethel University, and additional work in composition at the University of Minnesota. I am a member of Piano Guild, OAMTA, the FDL Piano Teachers Association, and Global Ethnodoxology Network.
My newest hobby since Covid-19 is video editing and production. Fall 2020 I signed up for video production classes at NTC. I’m still a newbie at it, but am loving using these new skills in my teaching. Visit my “Student Success Stories” page to watch a recital where my students used these skills to share original compositions.
My teaching experience includes work at two different music studios, and as an adjunct faculty at North Central University and UW Oshkosh: Fond du Lac Campus. I have also worked as accompanist and director of the music departments for both Caucasian and Hispanic/Latino churches since 1995.
I specialize in training churches how to have productive conversations about their musical preferences, and how rituals and the use of space impact their worship experience. My Master’s thesis is entitled The Role of Latinidad in the Worship and Formation of Identity of a U.S. Hispanic, Pentecostal Church.
Besides playing, teaching, and composing music, I love playing with power tools, reading books, knitting, gardening, eating my husband’s amazing food, traveling, meeting people from other cultures, and studying new languages. My ultimate desire is to develop and mentor leaders of all ages who share their music with their community.
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