Kelsey Jacobsen

Kelsey J.

Westport, MA

Lesson Details



Kelsey delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
May 2004

Double Bar Music is a full service music school that offers private lessons to beginners and working professionals. Whether you're looking for the traditional band and orchestra instruments or a more contemporary musical style, we have skilled instructors that will suit your needs. We also offer ensembles and master classes for those developing musicians looking to experience what it's like to play with other musicians of their age and skill level.


Lead Vocalist
Jan 2016 - Present
Snotty Pippin

Snotty Pippin is n original project that is influenced by bands like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Fiona Apple, and the White Stripes.

Voice Instructor, Owner
Sep 2012 - Present
Double Bar Music

In 2012, I decided to take a more active role in the music education offered in the Bristol County area. In conjunction with Marcelle Gauvin (vocalist, voice instructor, and mother), I opened Double Bar Music in Westport, MA. At DBM, we emphasize music education as well as the art of collaborative music performance for almost all musical instruments. Besides our extensive private lesson studio, which currently has 10 instructors besides myself and Marcelle, DBM offers ensemble programs, open mics, and masterclasses specializing in different topics. Our specialty is contemporary vocal training, and we have on four voice teachers on staff to meet with any stylistic needs.

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Lead Vocalist
Jun 2011 - Present
The Moldy Suitcases

The Moldy Suitcases are a 1920s style jug band that combines a deep love of Billie Holiday style swing and punk rock roots.

Voice Instructor
May 2004 - Aug 2012
TJ's Music

Taught one on one private lessons; ran group harmony workshops; organized concerts across lesson studios; led improvisational vocal circles.

Voice Instructor
Aug 2008 - Jul 2011
Christine's Academy of Dance

Taught one on one private voice lessons; organized recitals and performances.


English BA, Literary Theory
Sep 2007 - May 2011
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Somatic Voicework - The Lovetri Method
Jul 2011
The Contemporary Commercial Music Institute at Shenandoah University

Level III Certified in Somatic Voicework, which emphasizes healthy, age-appropriate vocal production for all contemporary vocal styles (rock, pop, r&b, country, musical theatre, gospel, blues, etc).

Photos & Videos

Culmination concert for Double Bar Music students at Sandywoods Center for the Arts in Tiverton, RI - 2017

After-show photo of Double Bar Music ensemble at the Westport Run for the Fair 5k - 2016

Photoshoot by Victoria Duffy for my musical project, Snotty Pippin.

Video of "All I Want is You" off the Moldy Suitcases EP.
A Moldy Suitcase cover of "Blue Drag" live from the New Bedford Folk Festival. Featuring Rick Smith on Trumpet.
Snotty Pippin

The Double Bar Music family (L-R): Marcelle Gauvin, Kimber-lee Jacobsen, Kelsey Jacobsen

New Bedford Folk Festival 2014

Teaching at Double Bar Music.


2 Reviews

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Lexy May 10, 2017
Singing · In studio

Kelsey is one of the best teachers there is. She's extremely friendly, understanding, and very helpful. She really helps with vocal training and pushes you harder and harder to get better. She always has new techniques and always shares her opinion. I very much recommend her to anyone that loves singing!

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shop May 10, 2017
Singing · In studio

Fun, entertaining lessons, belie the near surgical dissection of problems, addressed with the kind of training that only comes from years of training, and careful experience. Singing changes your life, and Kelsey and doubleBar make it happen in an incredibly supportive way. I learned new ways of speaking, singing, and found notes I'd thought impossible. Go! Learn! Play!

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