Kelli Corrado

Kelli C.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
What makes music lessons unique with me is I have experience in technique, theory and creativity. I have been a musician and teaching artist for over fourteen years. Specializing in helping the beginner start. My teaching philosophy is to create an individualized lesson plan for each student, based in theory, technique and student goals with an emphasis on creative expression and empowerment. Music is a language based on listening and creative expression.

About Kelli C.

I have been a teaching artist for over fourteen years. Specializing in helping the beginner start. I have had intensive training in voice, piano, aural technique and theory with Dorothey Klotzmen, Julliard. I have taught music lessons for ages 4- 75, in person and remotely via Zoom, Google hangouts, Skype. I have worked for Willie Mae Rock Camp, DNDA and various other social justices organizations. I am also a certified TEFL and TESOL teacher. As a songwriter and musician, I received my first grant from The Grammy Foundation and have had music featured with NPR, KEXP, BBC6 radio and various other accolades. I have written albums and toured extensively. For a more detailed history please go to .


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8 Reviews
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Kelli is great with our son - he always looks forward to his lessons. She is a pleasure to work with.

Posted Feb 18, 2020
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Awesome teacher for our child and then teen. Kelli also became a trusted adult friend and mentor. Our daughter had been frustrated by lessons before we found Kelli who helped our daughter explore music joyfully and with discipline and become a technically proficient musician who composes and performs with confidence. She also taught her singing and composition. Irene released her 3rd album of original songs at the age of 21!

Posted Feb 18, 2020
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Kelli has been amazing with my quiet, shy teen. She connected with him immediately, pushes him just the right amount to keep him learning and growing as a musician, but never so much that she pushes him away. She is very gentle and kind and encouraging. I love that she always does a little freestyle with him at the end of every lesson and his learning is not exclusively from books. On top of being a great teacher, she is a lovely human.

Posted Feb 17, 2020
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Our daughter has been a guitar student of Kelli’s for over three years. We are so grateful we found Kelli, and our daughter loves her. She is a skilled teacher who knows her stuff, and makes practice meaningful, well paced to our daughter’s needs, interesting, and fun. Highly recommended!

Posted Feb 17, 2020
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Kelli is a great teacher! She taught my daughter guitar for several years when she was a teenager. Kelli was able to immediately connect with her in a very personable way that made her really receptive to learning guitar. Her teaching style is geared toward the specific needs and interests of the student while challenging them to try new things. I can't recommend Kelli enough!

Posted Feb 17, 2020
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My son took lessons from Kelli for about a year, before other priorities ended that. It was a lovely experience. Kelli meets each student where they are, is most respectful of the student, and provides a beautiful learning environment where the student’s own curiosity and interest drive the learning. Our son was excited to go to guitar every single time.

Posted Feb 17, 2020
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Kelli is an amazing, thoughtful, flexible, and inspiring teacher. She knew how to work with all three of my kids with guitar and piano. She has amazing patience and inspired their creativity. Her lessons were always very well paced. She was always on time. And extremely professional.

Posted Feb 17, 2020
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My son has been taking guitar lessons from Kelli for more than five years. She is a kind, patient teacher who has taught him technique and has also fostered his creativity and his confidence performing. My son's guitar lesson is a highlight of his week. I couldn't recommend Kelli more highly.

Posted Feb 17, 2020

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Guitar and Piano Teacher
Mar 2020 - Present

Strum Club

I teach private guitar and piano music lessons. Creating individual lesson plans for each student. Lessons are based in theory and technique with an emphasis on creative expression. These are remote lesson using platform Zoom.

Guitar and Piano Teacher
May 2019 - Present

Delridge Neighborhood Developmental Association

Sponsorship to teach free guitar and piano to youth for the summers of 2019 and 2020. These lessons are offered to underserved youth in the greater Seattle area.

Teaching Artist
May 2019 - Present

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture : The Creative Advantage

This program is a city-wide initiative to establish equitable access to arts education for each and every student in Seattle Public Schools. Partnering with teaching artists to create program in schools.

Teaching Artist : Guitar, Piano, Singing, Compostion and Reading
May 2005 - Present


Teaching private lessons since 2005 to ages 4 and up. Creating individualized lesson plans for each student, based in theory, technique and student goals with an emphasis on creative expression and empowerment.

Songwriter and Musician
Mar 2001 - Present


I am singer-songwriter who has been actively writing, releasing, performing and touring original music. Please see for a detailed discography and performance history.

Sponsorship: Teaching Guitar
Jul 2018 - Aug 2018

Arts Corps

Summer program sponsorship to teach free guitar lessons to underserved youth ages 12-20 in the greater Seattle area.

Voice Techer and Band Coach
May 2017 - Jun 2017

Williemae Rock Camp For Girls

Teacher for Willie Rock Camp summer program in Brooklyn, NY. Led a vocal workshop for beginners and advanced students. Coached students in arrangement and composition to write original music for a performance.

Teaching Songwriting: Arrangement and Composition
Aug 2012 - Aug 2012

Camp Fire

Teaching a beginning songwriting workshop for ages 8-14 at Camp Fire summer camp Vashon Island, WA.

Guitar Teacher and Band Coach
Jun 2005 - Jun 2010

Rock School

Teaching daily and weekly guitar group and rock band classes. The non-profit Rock School in Seattle, WA was a yearly program supporting creativity and music amongst students ages 13-17.


Vocals, Piano, Aural and Theory
Aug 2005 - Aug 2007

Dorothey Klotzmen

BA - Poetry, Social Work, Art
Aug 1987 - Sep 1991

Long Island University, Friends World Program



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Mar 2020

Global TEFL

150 hour Master Certificate


Jun 2015

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

Mar 2013

Community Supportive Arts Grant, WA

Apr 2012

Rauschenberg Foundation

Aug 2011

The Grammy Foundation

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