Kevin Odell

Music

Email: kodell@vlcs.org

Music Department Website

 

Personal Mission Statement:

Any student of voice has the ability to succeed – either on a personal level, a professional level or both. It is my job as their teacher to set the expectations very high; higher than the student may think they can achieve at first. Whether or not the student actually achieves the expectation at face value is not the point. The journey to reach those heights is how the student truly discovers their voice, their art and themselves. I provide the student with every bit of information that I can to guide them through their journey. But ultimately, the job of all teachers is to take the student to the point where they don’t need us anymore.

Music, in general and singing in particular, is very personal. Students who learn to sing tend to become very vulnerable during the process. After learning the basic technique, they must look inside themselves to find their expression and create their art. I believe in creating a safe and enthusiastic environment for my students to explore that part of themselves.  Enabling a student to access that inner expression allows them to grow not only as a singer but also as an artist.

Ephesians 3:20 says, "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us" 

I am a big dreamer and can imagine quite a lot; I can't wait to see what God provides this year!