Kay McNeill

Kay M.

Colorado Springs, CO

About Kay M.

Background check: Last verified 01/07/2015
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Kay teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 1972
Last sign in: Yesterday


Educator, Creative Arts Specialist, Consultant, and Dynamic Instructor. Master's Degree in Music and Education. Over 30 years teaching experience with all ages K-Adult. Passion and love for teaching and working with students. Believe learning should include having fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
After the first lesson, students will be able to perform a song. Lessons include a variety of learning experiences: theory, basic techniques, fundamentals, and student choices for learning. High expectations for students so that they do their best. Relaxed, fun loving, but power packed with learning environment.

*** Studio Equipment ***
living room w/ yamaha upright piano and acoustic guitar w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must have the instrument

*** Specialties ***
I use a variety of games, creative ways to help put the information into long term memory. I do not rely on rote learning but rather a more creative approach

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Musical Theater/Music Instructor

Aug 1975 - Present
School District 11 Pikes Peak Regional Center Stage-CEO

I have taught Musical Theater, Piano, Guitar, Singing, and Performance for over 40 years in the public school setting as well as private sector, and an alternative school setting. My students have received many awards over the years. Some students have successful careers in the theater and music field on Broadway and in Hollywood.


Master in Music Master in Education

Sep 1971 - Present
University of Denver Lesley University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Orff Shulverk Certification in Music

Sep 1981
University of Denver Lesley University

Specialized method of teaching music and integrating the arts into the education process


Who Who's In America National Education Award

Nov 1975
National Granting Awards


Music Teachers National Association

Sep 1971

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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10 Reviews on Kay M.

Emily H. Aug 8, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I wasn't there but she said it went well.
Teryn O. Jul 7, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Good teacher! I've learned a lot about singing in 5 short lessons and my voice has improved immensely!
Julieanne S. Feb 21, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
It's wonderful to work with someone who inspires you to come out of your shell and do your best. I also appreciate how she works around my busy schedule!
John L. Apr 4, 2014
Verified Student
Nailed it!!!

Kay has been great working with me. I am 24 and have been teaching myself guitar for about a year and then just got stuck, I didn't know how to advance or get any better; and she has been great getting me back on track and I feel confident working on improving. I am also taking voice lessons with Kay and have never done so with anyone before and was never in choir in high school or college, and feel much more confident in my own ability. She is very good at making me feel confident and working with my difficult schedule. She has also inspired me to get back into playing piano. I played for 6 years when I was in high school and she is helping me with my musical identity. Kay is great!!!
Jenny S. Nov 28, 2013
Verified Student
Love comming to Kay!

Kay really knows how to bring the good out of you! Nervous? Have to fear, she will help build your confidence, and with practice, will help you get going in the right direction!
Bret B. May 22, 2013
Verified Student
learned a lot

Kay is very patient and competent a pleasure to work with
William F. May 7, 2013
Verified Student
Great Program

Kay is a passionate and gifted music teacher with a fervor to help all ages learn music. In my 40s with no music background, I was playing chords/notes and learned to read the basic aspects of music sheets after the first lesson! Strongly recommend Kay to anyone wanting to learn to play music!
Misty F. Jan 16, 2013
Verified Student
Energetic and Talented Teacher

I am so glad I found Kay. She is a highly qualified teacher and passionate about everything she does.
MichelleM3 Apr 26, 2012
Kay is such a fun, patient and incredibly talented instructor. We have enjoyed having her as a teacher.
UriahA Apr 6, 2012
Very Sweet.

Just had a couple of sessions with her so far and for the little bit of time she is with my daughter she gets a lot done with in that small amount of time. She challenges my daughter to learn and I love that she gets her attention like that when my daughter is still you typical 4 year old. She is lovely and a joy to work with.