Kelly Kadenza

Kelly K.

Tujunga, CA

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Kelly delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 18+

Teaching since:
December 2010

Music is a wonderful creative outlet, and I hope to benefit my students by teaching them how to play piano pieces that they are interested in. I’m a patient, meticulous, and dedicated teacher, and I’m so excited about helping aspiring pianists to cultivate a deep appreciation for music. I truly believe that students of all ages can master the piano!

I'm a classically trained musician, and I'™ve been passionate about playing the piano for the past 18 years. Music brings me so much joy, and I'™m extremely enthusiastic about sharing my knowledge with students to enable them to reach their potential, and unlock the artistry within them. Music is an essential part of my life because, as Plato once said, it œgives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination.

I received my Bachelor of Arts from Scripps College in L.A., where I studied piano under the direction of Dr. Hao Huang. My favorite composer is Frric Chopin. In high school, I won the Chopin award in Joanna Hodge™s Piano Studio, and in college I performed at a recital, alongside professors, to commemorate Chopin™s 200th birthday. I'™ve had a lot of opportunities to perform, including playing at Nordstrom for several years, so I know just how to help my students prepare for performances.



*** Lesson Details ***
With me, learning is exciting! I strive to make every lesson inspiring, educational, and fun. I can teach you to read music, improve your technical accuracy, show you techniques to help you memorize pieces, and guide your artistic interpretation. Playing the piano can be so rewarding, and my focus, as a teacher, is to make sure my students enjoy music to the fullest. While my background is in classical music, I'™m thrilled to teach piano music of all styles. I tailor my lesson plans to my students™ needs and goals; I'™m happy to assist you with your growth as a musician, whether you aspire to become a concert pianist, or simply have piano as a fun hobby. I will work alongside you to help you succeed, and together, we can take a journey to explore your talent! :)

*** Specialties ***
classical

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Certifications

Zumba dance instructor
Oct 2014
Zumba

licensed Zumba dance instructor

MTAC member
Sep 2014
Music Teachers' Association of California

Photos & Videos

Zumba dance routine for "Loco"
Chopin's "Military" Polonaise Opus 40 no. 1 in A Major

performance at Garrison Theater at a Gala commemorating Chopin's birthday
Brahms Capriccio op 116 no 1 in d minor
Photo by Kelly K.

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Chopin ballade op 23 no 1 in g minor
Chopin Nocturne op 15 no 1 in F Major
sections of:
Rachmaninov Prelude op. 23 No. 5 in g minor
Albeniz-"Asturias Leyenda" in g minor
Chopin "Revolutionary" Etude op. 10 no. 12 in c minor
Chopin Ballade op. 23 no. 1 in g minor
Photo by Kelly K.

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2 Reviews

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Thea L. Mar 20, 2013
Piano ·

Contagiously passionate

Kelly was creative enough to hold the attention of a wiggly eight-year-old. Her passion for and knowledge of music was contagious and brilliant. Kelly's very honest in her feedback, but presents it constructively with humor and kindness. She kept my daughter actively engaged and was always encouraging.

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TDL Nov 11, 2011
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Best piano teacher

Kelly is passionate about teaching. She goes above and beyond her teaching to help kids to learn. She is patient and kind and of course my girls love her! She is the best and we feel lucky to have her.

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