Kelly Powers

Kelly P.

Reading, PA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching piano for 14+ years. My goal as a teacher is to cultivate real, noticeable growth for each of my students. I accomplish this with a friendly yet disciplined learning approach, in which I provide my students with the environment to follow their creative passions while guiding them on the fundamentals of piano. In short, I supply the structure that best promotes each student's progress, by teaching them essential listening techniques, rhythm structures and stylistic approaches.

About Kelly P.

I specialize in traditional and nontraditional methods.

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Andrea
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Miss Kelly is an amazing teacher who has been teaching my two boys for six months now. I took lessons as a child and I don’t remember my lessons ever being as fun. My children are both beginners and are truely enjoying their introduction to piano under Miss Kelly’s instruction. She is very patient and she engages the boys in their lessons by choosing fun music for them to play, letting them “compose” some music around the holidays and playing duets with them to let them hear different ways their weekly songs can sound when they play with her. As a parent I have enjoyed watching my kids improve and grow to love music.

Posted Feb 11, 2019
Jingyun
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Picked several beautiful pieces for me. Very helpful and friendly!

Posted May 12, 2017
Gwen

Kelly is my daughter's fourth piano teacher in 8 years. I am impressed by Kelly's efforts to select pieces that align with the individual student's unique musical preferences and instincts. What's more, I appreciate how they stay with a piece and work on it until it is really mastered, focusing on different elements that need attention from week to week. I am extremely pleased with my daughter's growth as a pianist after just one year with Kelly, and delighted by her new confidence in her abilities at the keyboard. My student will now--unprompted--sit down at the piano to practice just for fun because it is finally fun now that she likes what she's playing and is convinced of her own ability.

Posted May 2, 2017
Laura
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Kelly is warm, friendly and has excellent rapport with my 7 year old son. He is motivated to practice and enjoys his lessons, and he is learning a lot! We tried quite a few teachers and were most impressed with Kelly. We're so happy to have her teaching our son.

Posted Dec 2, 2015
Zoey
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Kelly is punctual, fun and easy to work with. She gives easy to manage homework assignments that keep the momentum moving.

Posted Dec 1, 2015
Thais
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At 37 years old I decided I wanted my life long dream of learning to play piano to become a reality. I met Kelly and I immediately liked her. The first classes were not easy: my hands could not find any key, the notes seemed all sound at the wrong moment! But with her patience, her good humor, her experience in teaching adults...It all fell into place after just a few sessions.
She is professional, serious, demanding but flexible, respectful of the busy life of the student.
I would definitively recommend her if you are looking into learning or improving you piano skills.

Posted Nov 30, 2015
Chloe
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Kelly was a very serious, yet fun teacher for our 6 year old son. He enjoyed his lessons with her and they did some really fun improvisations together. She is a wonderful teacher.

Posted Nov 30, 2015
Gloria
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

While Kelly was my teacher at The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music; I felt as if I had a good friend as well as an excellent teacher. She seemed to take my wanting to learn to play piano seriously. Without my telling her; she picked a song titled, "It Is Well With My Soul", for me to learn to play and sing at the same time. It is one of my favorite songs and it was my first try at doing that. Mrs. Powers did not just give me songs to learn in order to be in a recital. She really helped me understand the piano and music theory. We got through some good class sections; even on that spooky fifth floor!

Posted Nov 30, 2015
Laura
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Kelly is a friendly, knowledgeable teacher who has a very natural, comfortable way with my 7 year old son. He responds to her and is excited about practicing. We've been having lessons for just a few months and he's really learning a lot. I highly recommend Kelly, especially for younger children..

Posted Nov 30, 2015
Annie
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Kelly is a great instructor. She has a professional approach and is very knowledgeable and my 9 year old daughter is fond of her. Kelly is patient, flexible yet fun and my daughter looks forward to her weekly piano lessons. I highly recommend Kelly as a piano instructor.

Posted Nov 10, 2015
Mirsada
Profile-location-home Student's Home

My husband and I feel incredibly lucky to have met Kelly. She is not only an amazing teacher but overall she is such a patient kind hearted person who has been a blessing for us all while giving in home piano lessons to our twin 5 year old boys. Kelly has helped instil a respect and appreciation of music while encouraging both of our boys to play. She is very thourough and always keeps us aware of the progress.
Both of my kids run to the piano and practice all on their own, this for me is priceless! and it's all thanks to Kelly.

Posted Nov 9, 2015
analisa
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Kelly taught my 4 and 5 year old girls piano in our home. From the moment we met her, she was kind, patient, ALWAYS had a smile, and my girls adored her. I was nervous they'd lose interest quickly, but Kelly always made it fun, made them feel comfortable, and had a calm, soothing personality. We were so sad when she moved away! She is an excellent teacher and a warm, genuine person.

Posted Nov 3, 2015
Joanna
Profile-location-home Student's Home

We loved having Kelly as our daughter's piano teacher. Sophie was always engaged, looking forward to her lessons with Kelly. i highly recommend Kelly!

Posted Nov 3, 2015
Sara
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Kelly was an amazing in-home instructor for my 5 year old daughter. Kelly is professional, kind and fun, and is excellent at motivating young children towards a love of music. She uses challenging exercises alongside basic instruction to facilitate learning. She creates fun practice games to keep little minds interested!

Posted Nov 3, 2015
Michael
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Kelly started with two of our kids when they reached age 8. And, under her guidance, we watched them grow from never touching a keyboard into confident sight readers and players.

Posted Nov 3, 2015
Steve
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Kelly worked really well with our daughter who can be shy with unfamiliar adults. In addition to working on the basics they picked some fun songs to work on that kept my daughter very motivated. On her own initiative my daughter wanted to work on a piece for the Elementary School talent show and with Kelly's help she gained a lot of confidence and had a great experience performing in the show.

Posted Nov 3, 2015
Megan
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Kelly is a wonderful piano teacher - kind, fun and encouraging, but also challenging. She worked with our 10-year-old daughter and we highly recommend her.

Posted Nov 3, 2015
Beth
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Kelly is the piano teacher for my 89 year old mother. Her teaching style can't be beat. She is patient,encouraging, enthusiastic,reliable and respectful. A true find!!!

Posted Nov 2, 2015

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Education

M.M. Piano Performance
Sep 2004 - Jun 2006

Manhattan School of Music

B.A. Piano Performance
Sep 2000 - Jun 2004

Hartt School of Music

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