Lynn Kelley

Lynn K.

Virginia Beach, VA

About Lynn K.

Lynn teaches: Ages 5 to 75
Teaching since: December 1975
Last sign in: 3 days ago


Whether  you are 5, 25, or  perhaps 75 years old when you make the decision to enter the world of music, you will be changing your life for the positive.  

Your relationship with music & your chosen instrument is unique &
will  be life long.  I look forward to sharing  your
excitement as we pursue the path to comfort, confidence & the
eventual, inevitable joy you will achieve with your new friend.

*** Lesson Details ***
In a calm, easy going atmosphere you can expect to laugh a bit, as it is called 'playing music', as well as become focused & disciplined to succeed.

You will learn to have an understanding of how to read & play a minimum of 3 songs each month, & will be picking up enough music theory as it applies to your instrument each week to feel confident & inspired to continue on as far as you desire.

We will learn how to 'play well with others' in informal as well as more structured gatherings every few months, with no pressure, only compassion & encouragement.

For those wishing to join in the fun of playing bluegrass music, we will start out with technique exercises, scales, basic melodies & accompaniment patterns to prepare you to learn this unique & exciting style of American music. There are many gatherings in the area called 'Pickin' Parties' that I want to get you ready to participate in as soon as is humanly possible.

If you are one of those brave souls undertaking the lovely but challenging fretless instrument, the violin, my main focus is to get you started with the all the necessary basic techniques - holding the instrument & bow correctly, getting the best possible tone & pitch using efficiency & accuracy, mixed with a great deal of ear training & heart.

Specific songs you'd like to learn? Your reward for accomplishing what I deem necessary on whichever instrument you've chosen will be for us to then listen to & analyze your desired piece, & I will then write it out in either tablature or standard notation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lesson studio contains music stand, tuner, metronome, & there is easy parking in the well lit front lot.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student must have own instrument & be willing to purchase necessary tools as recommended at their first lesson for their instrument & playing level, such as music stand, tuner, pick, book, strap, etc. at a local music store or on line.

*** Specialties ***
Bluegrass, Country, Country Rock, Contemporary Christian, Americana, Ragtime Blues Guitar, Fingerstyle, Flatpick, Accompaniment, Ear Training, Theory, Harmony

Photos and Videos

Sailing just goes so well with guitar!


Music Instructor
Jan 1967 - Present
K. Music

Personal instruction on a wide variety of instruments with strengths in reading, arranging, transcribing, theory, performance

Private Music Instructor, Office Assistant
Mar 1985 - Sep 1993
A&E Music Center

Private Music Instructor, Office work

Private Music Instructor
Aug 1979 - Jul 1987
Ramblin' Conrad's Homage Handmade Music

Private Music Instructor

Instrument & Accessories Manager, Private Music Instructor
Mar 1976 - Aug 1979
Temple of Music

Guitar lessons, counter sales, ordering, bookkeeping


Sep 1974 - May 1977
Old Dominion University
Music & Psychology
Sep 1974 - Jun 1976
Old Dominion University

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency

13 Reviews on Lynn K.

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Kenneth C. Nov 16, 2016
· Guitar · In studio I like Lynn
I think.she able to teach me what I want to know
Seams she know how to tailor the lesson
To fit.
Jonathan S. Oct 29, 2016
· Banjo · In studio My first lesson was today - and I look forward to learning banjo from an experienced teacher!
Rayna & Brandy C. Mar 17, 2016
· Guitar · In studio Very patient, knowledgeable, and encouraging!
Fred T. Feb 18, 2016
· Guitar · In studio Very skilled teacher. Look forward to lesson 2
Jen Blake Jan 7, 2016
· Ukulele · In studio Looking forward to next week!
Harold W. Dec 10, 2013
· Fiddle · A great teacher

Lynn is a great teacher. Of many that I have had over the years, she is the best, most knowledgeable, and most fun.
Linda T. Feb 8, 2013
· · Why we like our guitar teacher.

Lynn is very understanding and patient when she goes over a lesson. She makes it fun! I would recommend her to anyone who is interested in the guitar.
DarshelA Jul 26, 2012
· · Alice would like you to know that she got thru lesson 13 and will practice today but can't make today's lesson.
PaulO1 Jul 11, 2012
· · student

lynn is the perfect instructor for me. I can sometimes be stubborn and Lynn with a firm and also gentle approach keeps me on track and challenges me to reach my potential.
KayN Dec 28, 2011
· · Having fun and learning, too!

Lynn is a fine, patient instructor! She stresss the basics, yet makes it fun. I look forward to each lesson and the songs that we tackle each week. I highly recommend Lynn!Lou Noah
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