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Travel, Music & Teaching: A Conversation With Bella Fontella

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Bella Fontella. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Music has been part of Bella Fontella’s life for as long as she can remember. In high school she picked up the flute because she wanted to play something different from the other students she knew who were playing clarinet. She’s taught music and started her own orchestra, before switching careers to allow her to focus on performing.

Bella Fontella joins us to perform a couple songs: Queen Things and an excerpt from a musical she wrote, and talk about her musical journey, including an upcoming performance at the Orange County Public Library’s Melrose in the Mix series. 


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »