My Piano Resume

Angela M. (Kikuchi) Kneale


Jan. 2010 - Jul. 2018, Founder and Instructor,  Mililani Music & Arts Academy, (Honolulu, HI)     

Founded and managed an American Federation of Musicians (AFM) music studio 
Coached and trained several diversity adult personal students from beginner to expert 
Aug. 1990 - Feb. 2009, Founder and Instructor, Angela M. Kneale Piano Studio, (Ithaca, NY & Bucks County, PA)    Angela M. Kneale Piano Studio is a minority-owned, first generation Japanese-American, Young Artist

Instructed personal piano lessons to all levels of musical experience
5 Years Piano Faculty at Community Schools 
Organized & recorded recitals
Prepared students for MTNA festival auditions & State showcase recitals.
Managed advertising & business development

Aug. 2000 - Aug. 2005, Community Schools Experience

Customized lessons for individual clients and classes
Planned student recitals
Designed curriculum for group Clavinova classes]
Prepared students for bi-semester recitals, MTNA auditions and state tests, community events

2002 - 2005, Piano Faculty, Doylestown School of Music and Art, (Doylestown, PA)   

2003 - 2004, Piano Faculty, Community School of Music & Arts, (Ithaca, NY)  
Facilitated Diversity Youth Composer's Original Performance at NYSMTA Showcase recital.

2000 - 2002, Piano Faculty, Community Conservatory of Music & Art (CCMA), (Doylestown, PA)
Maintained studio of 52 students 
Prepared beginning piano students for 1st performance in 9 to 18 weeks 
Performed at monthly faculty and community events

The CCMA school Grossed $500,000+ of yearly revenue plus qualified Forbes Grant after my hire
as Piano Faculty. I was hired as the 1st and main instructor. I agreed to teach at the unpopular school
and procured a sufficient student population in 6 months. Due to my professional organizing opinion,
I knew CCMA could soon qualify for operating expense grants with nearly 10yrs of operating expense
records. I taught approximately 500 students to fill new hire faculty studios. I taught & maintained
the top performers for my own studio

Jul. 1999, B.A. Music, Ithaca College, (Ithaca, NY)
Feb. 2011, TESL/TEFL Certificate, Oxford Seminars, (Honolulu, HI)
2004-2005, Colorado Technical University, Studied Master of Sciences in Management (MSM),
focus in information technology, (Online)
May 1996, University of Montana at Missoula, Extended Studies program in Environmental Organization

Private Studies (Piano, Voice, Organ, Harpsichord)
Summer 2011 –  Dr. Lani Starr, Legendary Vocal Academy, (Maui, HI)
1990-1992 – † Dr. Andor Kiszely, Mainline Conservatory of Music, (Ardmore, PA)
1986-1992 – † Dr. Richard Van Auken, Moravian College, (Bethlehem, PA)

Sept. 2000 - Jan. 2001, Registrar, CCMA, (Doylestown, PA)
Feb. 2015 - Present, Bruno Groening Circle of Friends; Success Report Writer to 04-2018, (Honolulu, HI)