Janine Arecco began singing Classical music and touring Europe with the Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus (now Anima Singers) at age 10. She studied private Classical piano and voice lessons between the ages of 4 and 22. At age 18, she joined the Grant Park Symphony Chorus as one of the youngest members. Janine received an Associate of Arts Degree in Music (with a scholarship) from College of DuPage, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Entrepreneurial Management/Minor in Music from Columbia College Chicago in 1997, both with highest honors.
Janine has 20 years experience coaching voice students. Her style focuses on proper technique, learning to be comfortable performing in front of an audience (stage presence), and professionalism. She believes that having fun, yet remaining focused, is essential to opening the student’s creative veins. Janine encourages her students to seek out local performing opportunities through recitals, musical theatre productions, open mics, and more. Audition and performance preparation are also a main focus.
For student, parent and local community reviews, as well as photos and videos of Janine’s students performing, go to www.facebook.com/JanineAreccoVocals.
Janine practices what she preaches by also performing on a regular basis. She has performed with many pop, rock and jazz groups over the past 25 years. Having recently relocated to Atlanta, Janine formed a duo, Bridgetown Project, with guitarist Eddie Dye Jr. Janine and Eddie play original music as well as an eclectic mix of Adult Contemporary, Jazz, Rock and Blues. This past February, Janine was asked to join an Atlanta-based R & B group Brookwood Split and the 17th Street Horns. This Ten-piece horn band works for hire throughout Atlanta and the Eastern Seaboard.
Janine has also been involved in recording studio work in Chicago and Atlanta. She has spent much time recording original and cover songs, as well as voiceovers, for various projects. Her most recent recordings include an original album with Bridgetown Project, a blues album with Louisiana Artist Cottonmouth, and a Live Show at the Holly Theater with Brookwood Split.