It is our pleasure to welcome and introduce Mrs. Vanator as our new 6th grade orchestra teacher! She will be starting on Monday, April 30th. We are so excited to have her as part of our instrumental music staff. Mrs. Vanator is going to bring a new level of energy, pedagogy (alternative styles!), and enthusiasm to our department. We have already started brainstorming ways to incorporate her extensive alternative styles knowledge into the program and curriculum next year. - Mr. Rosin & Mrs. Kroth
About Mrs. Vanator
Mikaela Vanator holds a Bachelors of Music Education and a Bachelors of Music in Viola
Performance from Central Michigan University, where she studied under David Holland and Alicia Valoti. An avid performer and educator, Mikaela accepted a fellowship for the Bay View Music Festival in Petoskey, MI in 2016 and a year later was the recipient of the Veha Chamichian String Competition Scholarship. Committed to excellence, Mikaela strives to help her students reach their highest level of academic and musical success possible.
Outside of classical music, Mikaela has a passion for teaching and performing alternative styles of music such as celtic, rock, jazz, and bluegrass. For six years, Mikaela has been on staff at the ABC “Anything But Classical” Orchestra Summer Retreat. In 2013, she toured Ireland with ABC Orchestra performing across the country through Dublin, Galway, and Limerick.
Mikaela currently resides in Charlotte, Michigan with her husband Joey and dog Sage. She enjoys crafting, DIY projects, and anything outdoors in the sunshine!