Instruments: Piano/Keyboard; Voice
Music has been a part of Kelsey’s life for as long as she can remember. Her grandparents were music teachers, and they nurtured a love of music in her from a very young age (they also might be where she inherited her amazing teaching skills from!). Ever since she started taking piano lessons at at 6 and voice lessons at 13, she has been active in choirs, musicals and vocal ensembles, winning several awards for singing and performance.
Kelsey is a 2013 graduate of Millikin University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music, with voice as her emphasis. While at Millikin, she studied and performed both contemporary and classical music extensively. In addition to her required academic performances, she performed and recorded with a blues combo and her own rock band, served as the manager of the university’s state-of-the-art recording studio and toured the country with the Millikin University Choir, including performing at Carnegie Hall. After studying vocal pedagogy, Kelsey began teaching voice lessons while still in school. She has taught at Sky Studios since January 2016, and is a popular instructor among beginner and advanced students of all ages.
Three favorite songs:
Hanson – Penny and Me
Mozart's Requiem (the whole thing, but particularly the Confutatis and Lacrimosa)
Anything from musicals. This question is too hard!
Favorite places in Nashville/Brentwood:
Hanging out at Musician's Corner at Centennial Park.
Trying new restaurants. My current favorite is Siam Cafe in south Nashville. Thai food for the win.
Going to the movies. Any and all of them. I've been known to host some pretty legit Oscar's viewing parties.
Why do you love music?
My grandparents were music teachers and had a huge impact on me growing up. My life has been filled with music from a young age, and nothing else ever resonated with me the way music did. I love how it can express any emotion, and I love the idea that there is no person that music can't touch.
What is your teaching style/philosophy or why are you passionate about teaching?