Kelly Dugger

Kelly D.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have a Master's Degree in music education, and a state teaching license for music, grades k-12. I've been teaching professionally for 15 years. My students are most encouraged by their own progress - there's nothing more exciting than seeing how far you've come and gaining the independence of reading music. I tell my students, once you can read music, it's just like being able to read words. You can go to the library and pick out your own book- you can play whatever song you want to. I love teaching, and can't wait to help you discover the joy of music!

About Kelly D.

I have a Master's Degree in Music Education as well as a state teaching license for music education. My main instruments are piano and saxophone, but I play every instrument to some degree.
I use a "skill tracker" for each student - basically, a huge skill chart I've designed that we fill in to keep track of how far the student has come. Kids love it. They get so excited about passing off a scale!
I teach mainly classical, but I can also teach other styles as well. I focus a lot on technique and music reading skills. The only way to become a true independent musician is to actually understand music. I also teach students to play some songs quickly, so they feel successful and start to enjoy music right off the bat. I'm looking forward to helping you along your musical journey!


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Kelly is amazing. She has been teaching our kids for 7 years!! She has an incredible depth and range of knowledge. She has helped my kids learn trumpet, guitar, piano, trombone, flute, and the bass. Within piano, she has helped my son expand his knowledge of and ability in jazz piano. As a teacher, she strikes the perfect balance of knowing when they need to be both supported and when they need to be pushed. Ten stars!!!

Posted Apr 7, 2020

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Piano Technician
Jan 2013 - Present

Dugger Music Services

I am an RPT (Registered piano technician.) I run my own business of tuning, repairing and rebuilding pianos. If you have a problem with your piano, I may be able to virtually guide you through a fix.

Music Teacher
Jul 2010 - Aug 2013

Conestoga Middle School

I taught grades 6-8 band and general music classes.

Music Teacher
Jun 2007 - Jun 2010

Kahuku High and Intermediate School

I taught grades 6-12 band, ukulele and guitar, music technology and general music classes.

Piano Teacher
Jan 2004 - May 2007

Sparks Music Learning Center

I taught private piano lessons to students of all ages.


Master of Music Education
Jul 2009 - Jul 2011

Sam Houston State University

Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 2002 - May 2007

University of Nevada, Reno



Fluent / Native Proficiency


National Association for Music Education
Jan 2005
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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