Kelly Meholic

Kelly M.

Acworth, GA
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Flute

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach flutists of every age and level. In the beginning I like to ask each student what their goal is so that we can work towards that, whether it is to become first chair in band, make All-State or youth orchestra, play for Solo & Ensemble, perform with their church, or to just have fun and learn a new skill. In my lessons, I use positive reinforcement and encourage regular practice.

For beginners, I usually recommend doing a 30 minute lesson once per week and then increasing the lesson time and/or frequency as they become a stronger player. I use the Rubank Method for Flute as well as Pares Scales for beginning students. Once they have become more advanced I assign more challenging etude and scale books. When the student has a grasp of the instrument, I present solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts tailored for each level. I try to keep each student's goals, ability, age, and interests in mind when choosing music to keep the lessons engaging and fun!
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Kelly delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2003

I'm a flutist and flute instructor in the North Atlanta area. My home studio is in Acworth (near Woodstock), Georgia where I teach flute lessons. I play principal flute in the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra and currently serve on the Board of Directors as President.


Lessons:
My teaching philosophy is grounded in the idea that you don't have to be perfect, you just have to try. Each one of us has something unique hidden inside waiting to be expressed through music and my job is to draw that out and give you the confidence to share it with the world. With each student I hope to ignite a spark of passion and curiosity for music to carry with you throughout your lifetime.

I have been teaching since 2005 to students of all ages and levels. I currently have students all across the US and have taught online as far away as Hawaii and Italy. Whether your goal is to start a new instrument, gain confidence in your playing, improve your current skills, make first chair in band, perfect a solo, make All-State, win a competition, or audition for college, I will guide you and help you reach your goals.


About:
Kelly Meholic grew up in beautiful Sarasota, Florida where she began taking flute lessons at the age of 12 with Betsy Hudson-Traba, principal of the Sarasota Orchestra. After deciding to pursue music as a career, she earned her Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from Florida State University as a student of Eva Amsler. She continued her studies in Lugano, Switzerland where she studied under Mario Ancillotti, Stefano Parrino, and Giovanni Crola, receiving her Master of Arts degree in flute performance. She has played with the Lugano Chamber Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Ballet Orchestra, Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and Gwinnett Symphony. Kelly currently lives in Acworth, Georgia where she teaches flute lessons in her home studio and online, and plays principal flute in the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra and serves on the Board of Directors as President. She and her husband, Vance, have 3 cats and a Giant Schnauzer/Lab mix. When she is not feeding her zoo, she enjoys volunteering at church, reading, listening to podcasts, and cleaning.


Specialization:
Flute and piccolo solo, orchestral, band, and chamber ensemble playing and also audition preparation including:
Band Chair Placement Auditions
Youth Symphony Auditions
Summer Camp Auditions
All-State Auditions
Solo & Ensemble
College Auditions
Solo Performances & Competitions
Orchestral Repertoire

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Experience

TEACHING
Jan 2005 - Present
Lessons and Ensembles

Private Flute Lesson Instructor, Tallahassee, FL and Marietta & Acworth, GA 2005-Present

Southeast High School, Woodwind Instructor, Bradenton, FL, 2010-2012

Substitute Teacher, School District of Manatee County, Bradenton, FL 2010-2012

MUSICIAN
Jan 2003 - Present
Ensemble

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Orchestral Experience
Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra, 1st flute, Alpharetta, GA Present

Gwinnett Symphony, substitute 1st flute, Duluth, GA, 2018

Sarasota Orchestra, substitute flute/piccolo list, Sarasota, FL

Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, substitute 2nd flute, Fort Myers, FL, 2009

Sarasota Ballet Orchestra, 2nd flute/piccolo, Sarasota, FL, 2009

Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana Orchestra, 1st/2nd flute/piccolo, Lugano Switzerland, 2007-2009

Orchestra da Camera di Lugano, 1st/2nd flute/piccolo, Lugano, Switzerland, 2008

Florida State University Orchestras, 1st/2nd flute/piccolo, Tallahassee, FL, 2003-2007


Wind Ensemble/Chamber
American Patriots Band, flute, Marietta, GA, 2012- 2014

Ensemble '900 del Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, flute,
Lugano, Switzerland, 2008

Aconcagua Andean Ensemble (FSU), various instruments, Tallahassee, FL, 2006-2007

Florida State University Wind Ensembles and Flute Choir, flute/piccolo, Tallahassee, FL, 2003-2007

Sarasota Concert Band, flute/piccolo, Sarasota, FL, 2000-2003

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Education

Master of Arts
Sep 2007 - Jul 2009
Conservatorio della Svizzera-Italiana
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2003 - Jul 2007
Florida State University

Languages

German
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Young Artist Concerto Competition Winner
May 2003
Sarasota Orchestra (Formerly FWCS)

Affiliations

Tau Beta Sigma
May 2004

Tau Beta Sigma is a highly respected pre-eminent music organization comprised of over 160 collegiate chapters and more than 3,800 collegiate members with a balanced representation of women and men. Strong leadership thrives throughout our organization and we have a solid financial foundation. We cultivate and sponsor a variety of music education programs for our diverse membership and work closely with collegiate band directors. Our alumni association is an integral part of Tau Beta Sigma, promoting diversity efforts, social networking and assisting members in enhancing their professional leadership and employment possibilities after graduation from college. We are actively engaged in the community through music.

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Photos & Videos

Kelly playing the Eric Ewazen Trio for Flute, Piano, and Horn:  Ballade, Pastorale, and Dance
CSI Graduate Recital Pic

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Flute

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Practicing for Performance

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Aconcagua Andean Ensemble at FSU

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Bird of the Forest Horn Quartet and Flute

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Performance

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FSU Graduation!
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58 Reviews

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Erin Jan 7, 2019
Flute · Online

Kelly was very nice and helpful...I was worried as to how online lessons would work out, but I’m excited to say that it was enjoyable and helpful. Looking forward to our next lesson!!!

Sue Dec 18, 2018
Flute · Online

Jessica L. Dec 14, 2018
Flute · Online

Ms. Kelly works with me so well to improve my playing while also positively encouraging me.

Tiffany Higbee Dec 10, 2018
Flute · Online

It was super fun!!!! She's a great teacher.

Katie Nov 9, 2018
Flute · In studio

My son enjoys her class very much . She is very patient and caring.

Scott Oct 3, 2018
Flute · Online

Fun, I made flute sounds!

Addison Sep 6, 2018
Flute · In home

Kelly is wonderful. Patient, kind, knowledgeable, & a great sense of humor. My daughter loves her.

Jin Jun 15, 2018
Flute · Online

Kelly is really nice, my daughter likes her lessons.

Sue Jun 11, 2018
Flute · Online

Jessica L. Jun 8, 2018
Flute · Online

Ms.Kelly is a kind, understanding, and extremely patient. Also, she has really helped my daughter to advance and do great things as a musician.

Kevin May 26, 2018
Flute · Online

Kelly is patient with me and lets me learn at a pace that works for me. I get thorough notes at the end of each lesson. She appreciates that I put in sufficient practice time between lessons

Evelyn May 7, 2018
Flute · Online

Jodi May 2, 2018
Flute · Online

Madison Feb 23, 2018
Flute · Online

My 11 year old was nervous about having online lessons but she came out of the lesson happy! She is ready for her next lesson! Thanks Kelly!

Shea Jan 3, 2018
Flute · Online

I’ve never seen my daughter feel so confident about her skills as a musician. Thank you. We will enjoy the journey of online lessons greatly!

Isabella Dec 12, 2017
Flute · Online

My daughter likes the flute lesson a lot she can wait to next week.

Sue Dec 4, 2017
Flute · Online

Renewed lessons and still is amazing

Jessica L. Dec 1, 2017
Flute · Online

Sue Nov 27, 2017
Flute · Online

This was posibly the last lesson for me but im hoping for more. Kell has helped me perfect 2 songs and understand a third. Best instructor ever!!!!!!!

Allison Nov 13, 2017
Flute · Online

my 11 year old daughter is loving her lessons and is eager to practice what she's learned.

Sue Nov 6, 2017
Flute · Online

still in lessons but Kelly is amazing at helping you work through the music you work with.

Sue Oct 30, 2017
Flute · Online

Edward Sep 12, 2017
Flute · Online

Good first lesson! Kelly is insightful and supportive. Looking forward to implementing what she taught and the next lesson!

Lily Jul 19, 2017
Flute · Online

Kelly was knowledgable and worked great with my 11 year old who is a beginner. She is excited for her next lesson!

Jessica L. Apr 28, 2017
Flute · Online

Thank you Mrs. Kelly for being a great teacher. You are patient, kind, and funny. You make me feel confident playing flute and help me to get better so I can get ,ore opportunities for solo performances. Thank you so much! -Clarisse Lin, Student ☺🎼🎶🎵👍

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Silvia T. Apr 25, 2017
Flute · Online

Kelly is really awesome. She's knowledgeable, gives great tips and plenty of options to help you solve technical issues. She is also upbeat and very kind. I highly recommend her!

Loretta L. Dec 29, 2016
Flute · Online

Kelly has been an excellent instructor! She is always flexible with us. My daughter really enjoys her flute lessons each week and is learning so much!

Jessica L. Oct 22, 2016
Flute · Online

A'shya R. Sep 15, 2016
Flute · Online

excellent and talented teacher

MacKenzie L. Sep 9, 2016
Flute · In home

My granddaughter McKenzie was new to high school band. She was a little nervous about learning to play the flute and the life of a new high schooler at the same time. Kelly set her fears aside and was very patient with her. We feel blessed to have such a good teacher. The waiting area in her home is very comfortable

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Clarisse L. Aug 18, 2016
Flute · Online

My daughter Clarisse had her first lesson with Kelly today, and we are very happy with how the lesson went. Kelly is professional and skilled as a teacher, as well as a fantastic flutist herself. We look forward to future lessons to take Clarisse's flute playing to a whole different level.

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Shirlyn P. Aug 13, 2016
Flute · Online

Kelly is an amazing flute teacher. She is patient and very knowledgeable, and makes sure to address your specific needs.

Deniece R. Aug 8, 2016
Flute · Online

1st lesson went great. My daughter enjoyed it and can't wait until the next lesson. I'm hoping this is something that we can continue.

Charles N. Jul 30, 2016
Flute · Online

Really enjoyed the lesson

kalee C. Jul 18, 2016
Flute · Online

I enjoyed my first lesson very much. Thanks Kelly! Can't wait for next week. :)

Silvia T. Jul 7, 2016
Flute · Online

I loved the first lesson with Kelly. It was a lot of fun and she left me inspired to practice. I'm looking forward to next week's lesson already!

Stuart J. Jun 15, 2016
Flute · Online

My first lesson with Kelly was very encouraging and enlightening. She is very knowledgable, plays beautifully herself, and was able to communicate her thoughts on the music (Debussy's Syrinx) very effectively.

Danielle L. May 9, 2016
Flute · Online

Kelly is great! She is working with my daughter to help her reach your goals. She's very knowledgable and easy to work with. My daughter can't wait till the next lesson.

Daniel C. May 4, 2016
Flute · Online

Wonderful first lesson! He learned some techniques that he said helped him improve and he is practicing all he has learned so far. Thank you!!
Kim C.

Val H. May 3, 2016
Flute · Online

I was very happy with my first lesson. :)

Shannon B. Apr 19, 2016
Flute · Online

Kelly is a great teacher for my 9 year old daughter. She goes over the basics, and is very personable with her.

Ella T. Apr 18, 2016
Flute · Online

Kelly was on time, kind, and patient with my daughter (9 years old). She is looking forward to her next lesson with Kelly.

Lynn Apr 1, 2016
Flute · Online

Kelly was professional and patient. Can't wait for my next lession

Mahesh Mar 16, 2016
Flute · Online

Kelly gave all basic knowledge some on need to know and understand.

Bharati K. Feb 12, 2016
Flute · Online

Kelly is really an awesome teacher, she went away from the stipulated time slot and ensured she covered what its needed for a first class. Looking forward for more classes ...

Shannon B. Jan 23, 2016
Flute · Online

My daughter loves working with Kelly! She connects with her really well, and Kelly is a very good teacher-very patient and corrects my daughter's technique when she needs it.

Ben C. Jan 12, 2016
Flute · In studio

She is great.

Mary Jan 6, 2016
Flute · Online

Such a positive, enjoyable young lady! I am encouraged and ready to advance each week. My goal is to play once again with a group! Goal timeline: next December. We will see how Kelly catapultes me toward my highest bucket list goal. Wish I lived near her! Very patient and thorough today for my first lesson.
Now on to practice!

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Melanie .. Jan 4, 2016
Flute · Online

I can't recommend Kelly enough. Working with her has been magical. I'd say more, but I'm off to book more lessons!

Kristen Dec 18, 2015
Flute · Online

Kelly is a wonderful teacher. She is very observant and gives terrific instruction. I enjoy her warm personality and always look forward to lessons.

Roger David F. Dec 9, 2015
Flute · Online

I found Kelly to be a total professional in teaching. Prompt, educated and well versed in the principals of the flute.
She also was competent in the composition I had requested insight on, the Poulenc Sonata for flute, which is not an easy piece to play.
If you are intermediate to early advanced you will not go wrong or left wanting.
Highly recommend for beginner to early advanced level teaching.

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Ananya G. Dec 7, 2015
Flute · Online

It was great first lesson. Looking for many more to come.

Katelynn T. Nov 17, 2015
Flute · Online

On the first lessen I discovered that I was holding my flute wrong the whole time and was playing the high notes completely wrong. This should make a big difference.

Vaishnavi C. Nov 8, 2015
Flute · Online

Have fun experience with Kelly ... Explains with patience and syncs with my speed of learning .. Enjoying my classes 😊

Bianca Oct 19, 2015
Flute · Online

My daughter and I think Kelly is great. Bianca is looking forward to her next lesson. Kelly is friendly and patient.

Ellen B. Aug 18, 2015
Flute · Online

Shes very fun teacher as my daughter said never a dull moment she knows what shes teaching . very accommodating .

Dillon H. Aug 17, 2015
Flute · In home

Kelly is a marvelous flute teacher. I was blown away by her kindness and her gorgeous flute tone, the most beautiful I have ever heard. I look forward to my next lesson!

Dillon Heimerl
dillheim@kmail.org

Autumn S. Jul 29, 2015
Flute · In home

Kelly has worked with my students in my middle school band program in central Florida and she is absolutely phenomenal! Not only is she an amazing musician but she really connects with kids. I love having her out to work with my group and I highly recommend her to anyone. Bravo!

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