Instructor
Joined in
2005
Areas of Instruction

Piano

Angela

Instructor

About Me

                                     Angela Falco

                         Professional Pianist, Flutist, Composer, Educator and Author

                                                      www.angelafalco.com

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Angela Falco has been a teacher at Music & Arts, Exton PA since 2005.

She is currently on the faculty at Rosemont College, PA teaching a Music Appreciation course, which she created for the Education Department.

            In the past, Angela was on the faculty and a supervisor for Music Therapy interns at Immaculata University, PA.  She also taught general music and was a band director for the Philadelphia, PA and Atlantic City, NJ School systems.

Working as a Music Therapist, Angela created the first early intervention music therapy program in PA for the ARC of Chester County, PA

            While living, performing and recording in California, she was a Music Therapist for the Los Angeles, California Music Therapy Facilities. 

************************************************************************************

                                                ANGELA’S APPROACH TO TEACHING

 

TEACHING STYLEAngela combines her Music Education, Music Therapy and Special Education degrees in a most unique way of studying the piano and flute

 

METHODS– various teaching method books are used for each student from the very young to the older adult 

            • Piano:  Hanon, Dozen a Day (Burnam), Bastien, Vogt, Faber & Faber

            • Flute: Rubank, Louis Moyse Flute Collections

 

            • Included in the lessons are the following:

                        • Theory

                        • Technique (Warm- Up Studies)

                        • Repertoire - songs of various styles

                        • Rhythm Studies

                        • Sight-reading

                       

STYLES OF MUSIC TAUGHT:Classical, Pop, Seasonal, Sacred,

            Beginner Jazz/Blues & Composition

 

ANGELA’S TWO (2) IMPORTANT QUALITIES OF TEACHING:           

            Creativity and Enthusiasm!

EDUCATION DEGREES

            Angela earned a Masters Degree in Music Therapy and Certification in Special Education from Immaculata University.  Additionally, Angela secured a double degree with a Bachelor of Music Performance and a Bachelor of Music Education from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, currently, University of the Arts, PA

            • CONTINUED STUDIES

She continued her music therapy studies at New York University’s Nordoff and Robbins Center for improvisation methods.

Angela also completed advanced training with founder, Ken Guilmartin of

©Music Together, an international program for music, movement and young

children.                                                        

 

AWARDS

            Angela has received the Pi Kappa Lambda, Delta Psi Award for Composition and is listed in “Who’s Who in American Colleges”.

She was acknowledged by the ©Grammy Association for her flute and piccolo contributions to the soundtrack song selection, “Reach Out” in the two-time Grammy award winning documentary “Standing in the Shadows of Motown”.

 

PERFORMANCES

            Angela’s performances include major events, grand openings and festivals in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California and Puerto Rico.  A standout performance includes playing flute for former United States President Bill Clinton and piano performances for dignitary speech events in Washington D.C., recently for the former, United States Ambassador of the Middle East, Ryan Crocker.

            Currently, she performs with the Falco Jazz Quartet that includes her brother, Jim Falco, a saxophonist who has influenced her career since childhood. 

           

AFFLIATIONS 

   Member of the following:

            • American Music Therapy Association    

            • Local 47 of the Los Angeles Musicians Union

            • Greater Flute Society of Philadelphia, PA

            •  National Academy of Recording and Sciences (NARAS)

 

COMPOSITIONAL WORK

            Angela has released many CD’s, singles and videos seen on her website.  They include a solo New Age piano CD, “Deep in My Heart”, Instrumental Piano/Flute and other instruments on ”Unforgotten Toys” and an easy listening CD, “Leaving Home” featuring vocalist Chrissy Primiano, supporting TEAM CHRISSY for cancer patients struggling financially with their illness.

Currently, she composed the music, played piano and co-wrote the string arrangements for the title song “Philadelphia” of a documentary film about men with disabilities and the power of Music Therapy; release date is early of 2015. A video of the making of the song, “Philadelphiacan be viewed on her website.

           

AUTHOR

            Currently, Angela is writing a Music Therapy book promoting her creative therapeutic concepts and original musical compositions, release date spring, 2015.

 

************************************************************************************

 

                        “Music can change the world because it can change people”

                                                 (Bono, vocalist from U2))

 

 

Find an expert nationwide

Exton Music & Arts 484-875-0101 Exton PA