Kellyn Tucker

Kellyn T.

Olympia, WA

Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am very passionate about music theory! It is the building blocks to a solid musical education, and I try to incorporate it into everything I teach. I have studied theory since I was little, going through the whole thirteen book series of Keith Snell's Fundamentals of Piano Theory. In college, I completed The Practice of Tonal Harmony by Spencer and Bennett. To this day, I continue teaching out of the Fundamentals of Piano Theory, and use theoretical aspects included in beginning books that Alfred publishes.
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Kellyn delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2012

Hello! My name is Kellyn B, and I would love to have the honor of being your music teacher! Having played piano for over sixteen years, and having sung for over a little over six years, I am happy to say music has been a huge part of me for most of my life. I have had a passion for it since I was a young child, and it has created this love for music that I hope to instill in every student I have.

I currently am pursuing my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, while still practicing and teaching music on the side. I taught full time for a few years, but due to a big move up the West Coast, I have not found the same opportunity quite yet that I was once blessed with. Even though I am not pursuing a degree in music anymore, my love for teaching has not kept me away from it.

Prior to ASU, having grown up in Washington State, I studied at Centralia College under the phenomenal Professor of Music, Donna Huffman, having completed my Associates of Arts with an emphasis in Music Theory.

I have been teaching now on and off for the past seven years, doing in home lessons, online lessons, and teaching in an actual studio. I teach any student from age of four to ninety-nine...anyone can have fun learning music! I emphasize GREATLY on theory, for I believe it is a key building block to understanding music. However, I also emphasize greatly on having FUN! We sometimes forget music is to be enjoyed, not something to stress over, so I try and make every lesson enjoyable and educational, both hand in hand.

From a young age, my musical career started when I got the opportunity to play piano for a local dance studio when I was living in Washington State, called The Dance Academy in Centralia, WA. I played there for just over six years, accompanying in lessons and performing in the dance recitals.

Also at a young age, i got the opportunity to teach young children the basics of the Finale program, where we took a summer to help these children compose their own pieces. I also got the chance to help them learn the program ProTools, a digitally composing program that assisted with their composing and ear training skills.

Prior to these events, I have had gigs as a church accompanist, for a high school theatrical event, where I was the solo accompanist for an entire show, vocal accompanying gigs, performances for schools and churches, etc.

I have performing experience including master classes, adjudications, dance recitals, theatrical performances, church services, private occasions, dinner shows, etc. Anything you can name, I am 99% sure I have played for!

I am confident in my abilities to play, sing, and teach, and have a deep passion to share it with anyone who is willing. I am studying Music Therapy simply because I understand the potential of music, and how much it can touch one's life in such a positive way. The gift of music can not only change your life, but those around you to. I have seen it done in so many circumstances, and it pleases me to think I can help someone reach that someday. So let's learn this crazy thing called "music" together, and have fun with it every step of the way!

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Experience

PIano/Voice Teacher
Jan 2011 - Present
Work from home/Music and Arts

Proudly teaching piano/voice on and off for over 7 years! And loving every minute of it!

Education

Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy
Apr 2018 - Present
Capella University
Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Therapy
Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
Kaplan University
Associate of Arts
Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
Centralia College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency

Awards

3rd Place in Washington State Concerto Competition
Nov 2010
Washington Music Teachers Association

2 Reviews

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Baylie B. Jan 26, 2019
Piano · In studio

Well it was just the first lesson but my daughter loved it and wants to continue. Cant ask for much more than that

Brenda T. Jul 24, 2014
Piano · In home

What a pleasure it is to watch Kellyn work with my grand-daughter ! Very nice and tuned into the young mind to make music exciting to learn. I would hire her in a heart beat if I had another grandchild to inspire. Great job Kellyn !!!!!!!

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