Kelly Mader
McKinney, TX
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Kelly Mader

Kelly M.

McKinney, TX
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Beginner, Intermediate
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About Kelly M.

Kelly Mader is a trained musician and guitar instructor. She has a Master's degree in Education and a wealth of professional playing experience. As a talented guitarist and educator, she shares a unique perspective on learning. She struggled to learn on her own at an early age in a small town without teachers, so patience is a solid quality given.

Kelly's experience ranges from playing guitar, bass, drums, and singing in all genres of rock and blues bands that include original and cover work. Kelly has also written and produced commercials for Wrigley's and TV Pilot music for HBO and Amazon Prime Video.

Kelly is an active guitarist and bassist playing and recording professionally in Dallas, Texas. She also holds a deep personal passion for educating and training the next generation of guitarists. Her goal is to help them go from where they are to where they want to be.

Whether it is playing large venues such as House of Blues with shredding solo's, playing original bass lines for iconic music clubs, or singing and playing semi-hollow electric guitar in front of hundreds of people, Kelly's musical excellence and versatility combined with a gift for communicating in an easily understood and practical way is a major asset to her students and a key to the incredible success.


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Lead Guitarist
Jan 2018 - Present

Battle Ax

We are Dallas' only all-female premier hard rock cover band. We mainly focus on 80's hair metal - current cuts. Playing House of Blues to packed houses is our agenda.

Ceramic Artist
Jan 2017 - Present

Liquid Echo Pottery Studio

I love to spend at least 10 hours a week honing in my skills of spinning pottery. Plates, bowls, mugs, teapots, vessels, I can show you how to outfit your own kitchen!

Jan 2014 - Present


Foo Fighters tribute where I take the daunting job of Dave Grohl. I'm here to show that anyone, let alone chics, can rock with the best of them. We have played the iconic Granada Theater.

Jan 2013 - Present

The Deep

The Deep is mainly a recorded music original project. Although we have played for the iconic Trees music club in Deep Ellum upon several occasions, we create awesome E.P.'s within my recording studio.

Speech/Communications Teacher
Aug 1996 - Present


Currently Department Chair over the Career and Technology Department. Have taught the following subjects in High School; Speech, Professional Communications, Teen Leadership, Peer Assistance and Leadership Services, AVID (college prep), Theater I, Professional Communications, Debate.

Producer/Sound Engineer
Jan 1995 - Present

Liquid Echo Recording Studio

I have always owned a recoding studio fully outfitted with instruments of all kinds. Used for personal and professional recording. Pro Tools based.

Jan 2011 - Jan 2014


We were mainly a 90's cover band. A super fun project.

Jan 2005 - Jan 2011

DFW DJ Services

Owned my own DJ service company specializing in weddings. Extensive knowledge of how to run Dmx lighting, software applications, and equipment set-up. The business was successful until an injury to my back.

Jan 2000 - Jan 2011


Longest running original project. Rhythm guitarist/singer. Signed band with small touring. HBO pilot music, Itunes, ASCAP.

Jan 1996 - Jan 1999

Liquid Beat

Drummer for the project. Recorded one album.


Masters of Education - Secondary Speech, B.A. - Mass Communications
Aug 1993 - Jul 2001

SouthEastern Oklahoma State University

B.A. - Mass Communications
Aug 1992 - May 1996

SouthEastern Oklahoma State University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Diamond Award Recipient
Jun 2017

National Speech and Debate Association

Lifetime achievement award in Speech and Debate


Best New and Upcoming Band
Jul 2019

Music Snippets

Best 90's Tribute Band in Texas
Jun 2017

MXD Magazine

Best Musical Talent - 2016
Jan 2017

D Magazine

Best Tribute Singer in Texas
Apr 2016

MXD Magazine

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