Lessons

Private Lessons

Kelly is an alum of Berklee college of music and is also an experienced and patient private instructor. She offers private lessons in the greater Boston area, but email and phone instructions/consultations are also available.

 

Lessons are available to anyone at ANY LEVEL and ANY AGE (over 5 years old). Beginners are welcome! After a thorough consultation, all services are personalized to your needs. Contact Kelly for details and rates on any of the following services.

 

Voice

Methods/areas covered:

 

The "Gospel/Pop" Method, developed by Ric Poulin, award-winning Producer, Songwriter, and Vocal Coach of the famed Bristol Studios in Boston, MA

Emphasis on breathing, vowel shapes, increasing range, power, strength, and stamina

Development of four essential tone qualities

Improving Pitch Building Repertoire

 

Styles: ALL except Classical.


Guitar

Methods/areas covered:

 

Mel Bay, Berklee Series, Ernie Ball, various note and chord diagrams/charts

Building repertoire

Theory of chords, notes, and fingerboard

Note reading

Soloing and speed

Strumming styles and rhythm patterns

Two hand coordination Palm muting techniques


Piano

Methods/areas covered:

 

Faber and Faber, Piano Adventures

Note reading Rhythm

Treble and Bass clefs

Sight reading Speed and control

Two hand coordination

Building repertoire

 

Styles: ALL

Performance and Audition Coaching

In preparation for a show, an audition or as ongoing support.

 

Areas improved:

Stage fright

Overall vocal and musical performance

Audience interaction with small/large groups in any setting or situation

Audition opportunities

What to say, wear

How to look and act

 

This coaching is also very effective for individuals who have a fear of public speaking.

 

Songwriting Coaching

One on one or via email or phone.

 

Song evaluations from an award winning songwriter (Nashville Songwriter Association Competition Top Prize and others). Kelly will go through your lyrics and music with you and give you honest and constructive feedback on what is working and what is not.

 

You will receive coaching on:

Writing effective lyrics

Melodies and chord progressions

Song forms Key elements of various styles

You'll also receive effective exercises for getting through "writer's block".

 

Contact Kelly for details and rates on any of the above services.