Kelly Hoppenjans

Kelly H.

Nashville, TN

About Kelly H.

Background check: Last verified 05/03/2016
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Kelly teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2011
Last sign in: More than two months


Kelly is an indie singer-songwriter and voice teacher in Nashville, TN. She earned her masters in Commercial Music from Belmont University in May of 2015, and was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student Award by the faculty. While at Belmont, Kelly performed actively at school and around Nashville, and taught voice lessons and the non-major voice class as a graduate teaching assistant at Belmont. She also earned the honors of being a finalist in the Vanderbilt Star Songwriting Competition and a quarterfinalist in the American Traditions Vocal Competition, and composed music for the musical The Travels, produced off-Broadway as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2014. Her research centered on singer-songwriters and the intimate connection their singing voices have with their songwriting voices, and her findings have given her with new tools for evaluating vocal qualities and allowing these two types of voices to inspire each other.

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Music Teacher

Aug 2013 - Present
The Music Staff Studio

I teach voice, piano, guitar, and ukulele lessons to children aged 5-17.

Music Teacher

Jan 2011 - Present

I have taught voice, guitar, and piano lessons to students from 5 years old to advanced college aged students, as well as music classes for toddlers.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Aug 2014 - Apr 2015
Belmont University

I taught the non-major voice class and individual lessons as a graduate teaching assistant at Belmont University. I devised curriculum and lesson plans as well as organized a recital for my private students.


Master of Music in Commercial Music Performance

Aug 2013 - Apr 2015
Belmont University

Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre

Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Northwestern University

Languages Spoken


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


"One to Watch"

Apr 2015
Nashville Songwriters Association International

Songwriting Competition Finalist

Feb 2015
Vanderbilt Star

Music Scholarship

Jan 2015
Belmont University


Feb 2014
American Traditions Competition


Mar 2013
Cabaret Showdown


Jan 2013
American Traditions Competition

Honorable Mention, Musical Theatre

Feb 2011
NATS Chicago


Pi Kappa Lambda

Apr 2015

An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

National Association of Teachers of Singing

Mar 2015

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

Nashville Songwriters Association International

Jan 2015

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade association. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 active and pro members spans the United States and six other countries. NSAI is dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music.

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1 Review on Kelly H.

Kiersten May 3, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
very friendly and my granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed her first lesson. I'm looking forward to next week.
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