Kellyann Wilkins

Kellyann W.

Bolingbrook, IL

About Kellyann W.

Kellyann teaches: Females 5 and up
Males 5 to 18
Teaching since: September 2004
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

From a young age, I was enamored with music and blessed to have parents who encouraged this passion by providing me with a variety of lessons. It is a privilege to pass on this love of music through lessons to a new generation of learners!

I have a Bachelor's of Science in Music Education and Sacred Music with emphases in piano and voice from Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, IA, and have taken several graduate level professional development courses that have enhanced my abilities as a musician and teacher.

Throughout my high school and college careers, I was involved in many musical groups, so I know the challenges that accompany the pursuit of excellence and a full schedule. This has given me an understanding of students' needs while maintaining high expectations.

I am a substitute teacher as well, currently working for Plainfield 202 and Valley View 365U, and I have connections with Indian Prairie 204. Because of this, I have completed background checks with the Will County and DuPage County Regional Offices of Education.

Along with teaching, I love using music at church and for fun at home with my husband, Tim. We also enjoy many other activities together like bike-riding, cooking, hiking, camping, and playing with our loveable goldendoodle Max (who stays outside or in a closed bedroom during lessons).

I moved to Bolingbrook in mid-2013 and thoroughly enjoy our friendly neighborhood just north of Independence Elementary School. I look forward to welcoming you to my in-home studio!

Photos and Videos

First day with a piano in our home- a gift from my sweet husband! Couldn't stop smiling!! :)

Experience

Tim's Wife

Feb 2012 - Present
The Wilkins' Home

My favorite job! :)
Family-oriented and love to serve!

Substitute Teacher

Aug 2010 - Present
Multiple School Districts, including Plainfield, Valley View, and Indian Prairie

Have substitute taught all subjects and grade levels for the past 5 years in various school districts.

Private Lesson Instructor

Jan 2003 - Present
Self-Employed

Taught private piano and voice lessons everywhere I've lived

Staff Accompanist

Nov 2010 - Dec 2011
Drake University

Accompanied instrumental soloists in rehearsals and performances of semester juries

ESL Instructor

Aug 2007 - Jul 2009
Yunnan Normal University Business School (Kunming, Yunnan, China)

Taught Oral English and Western Culture classes
Hosted "English Corners"

Started an informal small vocal ensemble
Taught private [piano lessons

Secondary Vocal Music Director

Aug 2005 - Aug 2007
Southeast Webster-Grand School District

Taught Junior High and High School Choir
Directed the Fall musical
Taught individual voice lessons

Accompanist

Sep 2000 - Dec 2004
Faith Baptist Bible College

Played the piano for voice lessons, choir and small ensemble rehearsals, and solo performances

Education

Continuing Education in Music

Jun 2005 - Jun 2008
Drake University

Bachelor of Science, with majors in Music Education, Sacred Music, and Bible

Aug 2000 - May 2005
Faith Baptist Bible College

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Professional Educator License

Jul 2013
State of Illinois

Certified to teach K-12 general, vocal, and instrumental music
Was previously certified in Iowa from 2005-2012 until moving to Illinois

Awards

Charles Bergerson Music Award

May 2005
Faith Baptist Bible College
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13 Reviews on Kellyann W.

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Johanna Nov 15, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
We are very pleased with our first meeting!
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Alyssa B. Aug 23, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter Alyssa is taking lessons. She broke her right arm last week. Alyssa is taking voice and piano. Kelly was wonderful, she went over the basics of piano with Alyssa and showed her some fingeringwith her left hand. The rest of the lesson was spent on voice lessons. She really enjoyed her lessons.
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Alyssa B. Aug 23, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter Alyssa is taking lessons. She broke her right arm last week. Alyssa is taking voice and piano. Kelly was wonderful, she went over the basics of piano with Alyssa and showed her some fingeringwith her left hand. The rest of the lesson was spent on voice lessons. She really enjoyed her lessons.
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Felix May 31, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Kellyann has done an outstanding job working with our 10 year old. She's warm and welcoming and helped him with his breathing technique. She's helping him increase volume and open up his notes more. We highly recommend her!
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Amanda R. Sep 16, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Amanda truly enjoyed her session today with Kellyann! She is looking forward to seeing her again next week!
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Deborah Loving Jun 26, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kellyann is amazing! She made me feel comfortable and was very patient. Can't wait for my next lesson.
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Tita B. Jun 23, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She's very knowledgeable! very nice! Totally recommend!
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Layla B. Jun 16, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She was excellent. Learned more in first lesson than in all lessons put together with the last teacher ! Friendly and engaging.
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Hunter Jun 16, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Thank you Kelly, great first lesson!
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Kara H. Mar 11, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Thank you so much for teaching me the fundamentals about singing. I hope to continue to use the knowledge that you taught me to better my hobby of singing. Thanks again for everything😀!
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