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Nadene Rasmussen YOLA at HOLA Teaching Artist

Nadene is an acclaimed antipodean singer, violist, composer and improviser from the North Island of New Zealand. She studied Contemporary Improvisation for voice and viola, earning a Masters Degree from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. In Los Angeles, she is an avid music educator, working at the Hollywood Academy of Music as a voice and strings instructor and at Heart of Los Angeles. As a composer/singer, Nadene has developed an exploratory sound that encompasses songs, cross-cultural improvisation, electroacoustic, jazz and classical influences. A mixed heritage of Irish, Maori and a dash of Portuguese on her father’s side, along with her childhood spent in Queensland, Australia, infuse her music with it’s unique character. Her newest album is titled “Turning Arrows into Flowers.”

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