Lynn Kelley

Lynn K.

Virginia Beach, VA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

Violin/Fiddle technique, bowing, standard notation, backup, classical, bluegrass

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Lynn delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7 to 85

Teaching since:
December 1975

Whether you are 5, 25, or perhaps 85 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 lifelong.  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 ***
The 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 online.

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

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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


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Sailing just goes so well with guitar!

Camping & music - another great mix!

I just love my job :)

Many years of great bands, lifelong friends.

Open Mics are a great way to move along your musical journey!

Muddy Creek Band
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31 Reviews

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Scott Jun 25, 2019
Dulcimer · Online

Gina May 5, 2019
Dulcimer · Online

Learning lots ...Lynn is her style..

Gina May 5, 2019

Lynn is a wonderful instructor..

Bruce R. Apr 10, 2019
Banjo · In studio

It was a pleasure meeting Ms. Kelly today. She has a great personality and the lesson flew by. She was patient and her instructions were very helpful. I am looking forward to working with her as I learn to by the Banjo.

Allison Wilson Feb 25, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Always fun, always new things to learn!!!!

Gina C. Jan 25, 2019
Dulcimer · Online

Lynn is a Great Teacher.....

Diane Jan 11, 2019
Mandolin · In studio

Great first lesson!! Looking forward to my next one.

Cat Nov 17, 2018
Banjo · Online

Allison Wilson Aug 13, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Always fun

Alison Jun 19, 2018
Fiddle · In studio

Great teacher

Allison Wilson May 14, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Always constructive criticism and support

Allison Wilson Apr 23, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Learning many new skills each week

Allison Wilson Mar 12, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

New techniques every week

William Mar 6, 2018
Banjo · In studio

I found Lynn after attempting a few other places. Those folks were interested in helping me learn the banjo - to a point. They were nice enough but I knew I wanted to get further than they were willing to assist. When I met Lynn I quickly learned that she was ready and willing to help a new banjo student. She made it clear that she expected practice and that dedication was the key, and she makes it clear in our lessons, too. She is professional but has a sense of humor (and patience) that helps when things get frustrating (or when I am frustrating). I'm very glad I found her and I intend to learn a lot from her. Thank you, Lynn!

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Allison Wilson Feb 26, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Able to record this time, should help with practice this week

Allison Wilson Feb 19, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Feel like I'm making progress

Allison Wilson Feb 15, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Easy going, lots of positive feedback

Allison Wilson Feb 5, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Fun and informative

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


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

TammyC Dec 25, 2011

Andrew Calway

Mrs. Lynn is a fantastic teacher my son loves working with her he has accualy learned a lot in the few short weeks he`s been with her. she`s a great teacher.

PhillipW Nov 17, 2011

Great learning experience!

Lynn feeds off of you and your learning curve making the learning fun and effective. Very relaxing yet challenging. So far so good; learned allot in a short period of time; highly recommended.

JoyceS Aug 6, 2011

Lynn is a very good teacher. My daughter really enjoys her lessons with Lynn and feels she is learning more with Lynn than in school, especially in the basics. I would highly recommend Lynn to anyone.

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