About Kelly W.

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Kelly teaches: Ages 9 and up
Teaching since: 1994
Last sign in: 5 days ago

Overview

I am an experienced, patient teacher and classical pianist. I earned my Master of Music degree as a piano performance major at Combs’ College of Music in Philadelphia where I was awarded with a teaching fellowship and a scholarship. Upon graduating, I devoted many years to teaching piano and music education classes at various schools and colleges in the Northeast.

In 1999 I founded Walsh Piano Studio in Jupiter, Florida where I taught private piano lessons for sixteen years. My reputation as an expressive pianist and an exacting musician kept me very busy as a piano instructor. Aside from teaching and managing my studio, I wrote and was granted two United States patents for a music reading method I created. Today, I live in central Florida and am excited about teaching students online from all over the country. I specialize in the music education of adults and young adults.

Be best pianist you can be. I offer private lessons personalized just for you to address your specific challenges. Do you see yourself in any of these scenarios? Perhaps you play pretty well but just can’t seem to advance any further; you practice regularly but your pieces don’t seem to improve. Or perhaps you already play well, but want to strengthen your skills. I can show you how to phrase music for beautiful, lyrical playing and help you to acquire good piano technique to play difficult music with ease. Master precise control of your technique for artistic phrasing, thunderous fortissimos and exquisite pianissimos. Learn how to practice effectively. Discover methods that will help you make the most progress during your practice time.

I am an active member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Florida State Music Teachers Association. I am the author of a music reading textbook that is currently featured on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. It was awarded with a Readers' Favorite medal for receiving their 5-star editorial review.

Photos and Videos

The demanding "Un Sospiro" by Franz Liszt.

Experience

Piano Teacher

Jul 1999 - Present
Walsh Piano Studio

I established Walsh Piano Studio in 1999 in South Florida.

Education

Master of Music

Jun 1983 - May 1989
Combs' College of Music

Languages Spoken

French

Limited Proficiency

Awards

fellowship

May 1987
Combs' College of Music

scholarship

May 1987
Combs' College of Music

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association

Sep 2016
MTNA

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

Florida State Music Teachers Association

Sep 2016
Florida-State-Music-Teachers-Association

As an affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), FSMTA is a non-profit organization providing professional support for nearly 800 music teachers and their students. With 23 local associations, we provide both independent studio music teachers and college faculty with many member services.

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Lenny Sep 28, 2016
Piano · Online
Kelly is an outstanding piano instructor. She is very patient. Many outstanding pianists are unable to convey what they know. But Kelly is able to convey what she knows and do so in a way that the student can follow. My piano playing has improved a great deal while working with Kelly. I strongly recommend taking piano lessons with Kelly.
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Eli Sep 28, 2016
Piano · Online
Miss Kelly is a fantastic teacher. She has a lovely demeanor and is easy to work with. She picks songs with my interests and advancement in mind. She is encouraging and demanding at the same time. I have flourished under her guidance.
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