Kelly Jenkins

Kelly J.

Peabody, MA

About Kelly J.

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Kelly teaches: Ages 3 and up
Teaching since: 2007
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Hi, I'm Kelly and I love teaching students to love music! I've been teaching private piano students for nine years, and have taught more than 200 kids and adults. My goal is to help my students explore their own personal gift of music - because we each have one! Whether your dream is to become a concert pianist, a pop music pro or play the Stars Wars theme song, I'll coach you to get there! Along the way, we'll have lots of fun learning through music that you get to choose and come to love. I look forward to meeting you!

Experience

Private piano teacher

Jun 2007 - Present
Gift of Music Piano lessons

I've been teaching private piano students since 2007, teaching 50 students per week for most of that time. I've taught students anywhere from 3 years old up to adults in their 50's. My passion is to help each student develop their own love of music, and find the style of musical expression that fits them best. I encourage students to help choose the music that they want to play, and work to find songs that are fun and engaging at every level. Along the way, I teach a solid foundation of music theory, music history, ear training, sight reading, accompanying, improvisation and basic composition.

Each year, the students participate in at least one recital, with a chance to share their hard earned skills with friends and family. At various times, I've also had students share music with retirement homes and elderly people around the holidays, and also taken students and their families on field trips to local symphony performances.

Music Teacher

Sep 2002 - Jun 2012
Montessori Children's House

I taught group music classes at the Montessori Elementary school, using hand chimes (similar to handbells). The students learned to read music, proper counting, and the coordination and cooperation skills needed to play in an ensemble setting. The students participated in two performances each year, sharing their musical skills with friends and family.

Music Teacher

Sep 2001 - Jun 2005
Corcoran Ranch Montessori School

I taught a group music class to middle school students using hand chimes (similar to handbells). The students learned music reading and complicated rhythm counting for complex songs, as well as the skills of playing as part of an ensemble. They partcipated in two performances a year.

Education

Music history and theory

May 2002 - Present
Ongoing independent study

Classical Piano

Sep 2000 - Feb 2001
Private piano lesson - Cinncinati Conservatory Teacher

Classical Piano

Apr 1987 - Jun 1998
Private lesson
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18 Reviews on Kelly J.

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Richard Oct 31, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Wonderful
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Ella C. Oct 17, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Kelly is wonderful. My 8 year old daughter is reading music already in only a few lessons! (results may vary).
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Francesco Sep 22, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Kelly is fantastic! My 6 year old son loved his lesson and is excited for his next one!!
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Ella Sep 7, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson was great, my daughter loved Kelly and wanted to start practicing the minute we got home from the lesson!
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Joseph Li Aug 10, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Excellent piano teacher. Very patient and full of encouragement. I am very happy and lucky having her as my piano teacher.
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Abby Jun 29, 2016
Piano · In studio
Kelly is an amazing piano teacher. As a beginner, she has been very understanding about my level of experience and how fast or slow I learn. Every week, we review what I learned the previous week and work on the fluidity of each piece. She makes sure not to overwhelm me with too many pieces or exercises to practice. In the past two months, I have learned so much about playing the piano. It becomes less complicated to learn when someone as patient as Kelly is teaching you.
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Daughter B. Jun 24, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Kelly is very patient and thorough. Watching my daughter blossom into a piano player is very rewarding. Kelly is excellent with kids!
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Jill O. May 25, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Kelly was very kind and very patient...enjoyed her very much
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Isabella S. May 14, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Wonderful 1st time experience. We think it's a great fit! Thanks Ms. Kelly!
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Lucille Allan Mar 9, 2016
Piano · In home
Kelly will bring her love of music to every lesson. Her enthusiasm is contagious and very motivating for her students. She is always 100% present in mind, body and soul for her lessons and considers her students an extended family. Kelly tailers her lessons to suit her students age, personality, ability and lifestyle. Kelly will challenge her students and teach them to love and appreciate music. My daughter grew to love Kelly and she has become a lifelong friend.
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