Degrees and Certifications:
Associates in Music, Georgia State University’s Perimeter College Bachelors in Music Education, Kennesaw State University
Ms. Jennell Smith
Jennell Smith became a part of the Finch family in January 2018. She received her Bachelors in Music Education from Kennesaw State University(KSU) in Fall 2017. She received her Associates in Music from Georgia State University’s Perimeter College, where she studied voice under Dr. Tamara Harper and Evelyn Sponaugle-Hughes. At KSU, Smith was member of the Chamber Singers choir, under Dr. Leslie Blackwell, a member of the Gospel Choir, under Dr. Oral Moses, and a member of the Women’s choir, under Dr. Alison Mann.
Ms. Smith began her music education career teaching private music lessons at Kavali’s Flying Fingers Incorporated in August of 2015, teaching voice, piano and guitar for 2 years with the company. She has since separated from the company and currently provides in-home private lessons with students of her own. She began her classroom experience at Lovinggood Middle School in Cobb County where she student taught from August to December of 2017 in proceeds to completing her Bachelor degree from KSU.
In addition to teaching music, she is currently a working musician and performs around Atlanta frequently. She enjoys performing annually at the 2020 Leading Women’s Awards, where the awareness of persons living with HIV and activists of HIV are recognized for their great work in the community. She is an advent member of her church, where she ministers and sings on the praise team.
Jennell Smith brings a lot of enthusiasm, care and love for students and their education; particularly in music. She loves music and hopes her passion is carried through in her teaching execution, to keep students engaged and learning, while having fun!