BM, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Music Education AA, Montgomery County Community College, Music
2014 - Allan Fallick Cello Scholarship, West Chester University
2013-2015 - West Chester University Cello Ensemble President
2009 - Orchestra Directors Award, Souderton Area High School
My name is Kelly, I am new to the Nashville Area as of this past May! I have been playing the cello for 15 years and recently graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors of Music degree in Music Education. I am passionate about music, and enjoy all different genres. I have experience playing with a symphony orchestra, chamber ensemble, baroque ensemble, cello ensemble, and various trios and quartets.
Viola, Cello, & Bass Ensemble InstructorJun 2014 - Jul 2014 Pennsbury School District Summer Camp This summer camp met for the month of July, and the students attended Monday-Thursday. Each day we would focus on learning Viola, Cello, and Bass ensemble repertoire and showcased our accomplishments in the final concert. I was also responsible for teaching private cello and bass lessons each week. We focused on building technique and musicality.
I like to begin each lesson with a warm up to get the mind and fingers working together. From there we will focus on building technique, musicality, and theory knowledge while focusing on cello repertoire. To end each lesson, we'll break out something fun whether that means learning a new pop song, jazz piece, or playing a cello duet. My lessons can be structured based on the students needs and meeting their long term or short term goals.
I want all of my students to enjoy playing their instruments and develop a deep love for music. I help my students set realistic and achievable goals both short term and long term. It is also important that students are aware of the progress that is made, no matter how big or small!