Kelly O'Dea
Littleton, CO
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Kelly O'Dea

Kelly O.

Littleton, CO
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Students will be introduced to various fiddling traditions including Irish, Scottish, Bluegrass, and the Norwegian Hardanger Fiddle.

About Kelly O.

Professional violinist with 30+ years’ experience and licensed counselor available for violin/viola lessons. Specializing in Classical, Irish, Scottish, and Norwegian (Hardanger Fiddle) traditions. Experience with a wide-range of children and can accommodate a variety of cognitive and emotional needs.

I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults using a variety of theoretical perspectives, in individual, family and group sessions with a specialization in play therapy with young children.

I love what I do and it makes me so happy to be able to share my passion with others. Since starting as Violin Teacher, Academic Tutor, and Mental Health Counselor in 2017, I’ve been privileged to see so many students discover their natural skills and abilities and reach results they never dreamed were possible.

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Richard
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Kelly is a great instructor!!! I first saw her perform with Lost Walks and then Juice of the Barley. Her istruction has been great covering these styles plus a lot of classical technique as well. She has really improved my playing.

Posted Jun 24, 2020
Grace
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Kelly is a great violin player and a really good teacher. She can play with begginers like me and help me understand the basics that I need to know.

Posted Jun 24, 2020
Chris
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Kelly has a great ability to instruct and relate to fellow fiddlers, great "hands on" attention to detail, highly recommend

Posted Jun 24, 2020

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Experience

Violin Instructor
Sep 2019 - Present

Music and Arts

Plan lessons, develop repertoires for students, report to parents about student progress, secure performance opportunities, and update their musical knowledge and experience.

Fiddle Competition Judge
Oct 2010 - Present

Scottish Fiddle Club of Colorado

Section Violinist
Aug 1987 - May 1993

Southern Methodist University Conservatory Orchestra

I was trained under the instruction of Arkady Fomin at SMU.

Education

Master of Arts in Counseling
Aug 2013 - Aug 2017

Regis University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Jan 1997 - Dec 1998

University of Colorado at Denver

Conservatory Orchestra
Aug 1987 - May 1993

Southern Methodist University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Licensed Counselor
Oct 2017

State of Colorado

LICENSING AND CREDENTIALS License No. LPCC.0015681 Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, State of Colorado, originally issued on October 5, 2017, and expires on October 5, 2021

Affiliations

American String Teachers Association
Jun 2020
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.
ASCAP
Jan 2003
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2003
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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