Artistic & Executive Director
Becky Bell was appointed Artistic & Executive Director in August 2008. Prior to joining Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children, Bell oversaw the Phoenix Symphony’s Education & Community Engagement Department. In this capacity, she managed music education and community programs that served 80,000 children and adults annually. In addition to developing educational concerts, Bell managed two after school programs that provided underserved youth in South Phoenix and on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community with private music instruction.
With a background in non-profit management and education, Bell believes passionately in the power of education to positively impact the community. Her non-profit management experience includes budget administration, operations, and strategic planning with The Phoenix Symphony, Arizona State University School of Music and the Lake Forest Symphony. As a musician, Bell enjoys playing piano and horn and actively volunteers for the Phoenix Creative Music Movement, Downtown Chamber Series, Phoenix Chorale, and AZ Musicfest Scholarship Committee. Her greatest joy is watching a child immersed in concentration and wonderment as they learn to perform on a musical instrument.
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Julia Cannon recently joined Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children, but has long been an advocate for arts education. Starting at a young age in North Carolina, she learned to play piano before venturing into vocal performance. After earning her BFA in Theatre and BA in Spanish from Millikin University, she spent two years in the Peace Corps in Mongolia. She worked to bring Mongolian students the joy and unique lessons of art through her English curricula, music performances, and theatre and music class for orphans. Since returning to the US, Julia has worked with underserved students across the valley to help them achieve their dreams by realizing their full potential. She most recently served as Program Manager for Arizona Quest for Kids, and is very excited to be working with an organization that provides students the opportunity to explore and discover the many benefits music has to offer.
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Office and Development Assistant
As the newest addition to Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children, Adrian Pyle brings a breadth of knowledge from his experience in both the non-profit community and in the performing arts. After his Carnegie Hall performance at the age of 18 as a percussionist with the Desert Vista High School Wind Ensemble, Adrian decided to hold off on his musical ventures and pursue a career in the public sector instead. He recently graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Political Science, and quickly returned to begin a Master of Public Administration degree to study non-profit financial management and program evaluation. As Adrian’s interests have always revolved around music, he was very quick to use his skills to promote music education. Most recently, he held the position of Development Assistant at The Phoenix Symphony before joining the Rosie’s House team, and he is incredibly excited to be able to continue utilizing his passion for music to help students gain the full opportunities and experiences he had as a young musician.
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