Kelly Wong

Kelly W.

Carmel, CA
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Kelly delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

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I'm a violist, violinist, pianist, guitarist, and music arranger (not usually at the same time). I primarily play viola in symphony orchestras, string quartets, and chamber ensembles; occasionally I'll jump to violin in pit orchestra productions for musicals. I'm currently pursuing a major in Molecular Biology and a minor in Music. I hope to go into science education, while still maintaining my strong ties to the music programs I'm fortunate to be around.

Recently, I was named Most Inspirational and given an Outstanding Achievement award for my work in my school's music program. I was incredibly lucky to be able to arrange and orchestrate 'Ripple' for the string orchestra, in honor of a late teacher. For the same teacher, I later arranged five more campy 70s tunes--among which were Mr. Blue Sky and September--for a benefit concert that I helped organize.

I'm unfortunately not able to give advice to advanced students, since I'm always learning myself. However, if you're just starting out on the viola or violin, I'd love to teach you using what I've learned! The memories of my own journey are fresh for me, and I know it can sometimes be discouraging or aimless. My goal is to guide you towards the blinding light at the end of the tunnel and to help you out of whatever plateau you're in, whether you're in a transition period to a higher-level orchestra or if you don't know where to start putting your fingers.

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Private Instructor
Aug 2018 - Present

Tutoring middle school and freshmen students from the local youth orchestra, leading them through the season's repertoire, and building confidence in their parts.


American Sign Language
Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Pam and Chuck McGowin Award
May 2019
Youth Music Monterey
Outstanding Achievement
May 2019
Carmel High School
Most Inspirational
May 2019
Carmel High School
Most Improved
May 2018
Carmel High School
CCS Honors Orchestra (2)
Feb 2018
California Music Educator's Association
CODA Honors Orchestra
Nov 2017
California Orchestra Director's Association

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Naty L. Jul 28, 2019
Violin · Online

Great experience! Learned alot.

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