I am a voice and piano instructor with almost two decades of experience in public schools and private music studios, and I have a degree in choral music education from the University of Illinois. I can't wait to meet you (or your child), to see if we'd be a good fit! Please feel free to visit my website at lombardmusiclessons.com for more information on tuition rates, my teaching style, and more.
While I of course enjoy simply sharing my love of music with students of all ages, one of my very favorite things about being a private music teacher is having the opportunity to teach a child for many years. As a public school teacher, there was only a finite time for which I could teach a particular child, but as a private teacher, I'm sometimes able to have many years in which I can watch a young child grow into a competent young adult. Being able to be a part of a student's (and the student's family's) life for years feels like a real privilege.
Kelley is amazing! So great with my daughter! Beyond impressed!
My daughter started playing songs using both the hands and her competency has improved.
Very comfortable and laid back environment
Kelley is very patient, encouraging and extremely knowledgeable. It’s been a pleasure.
Normally I like to schedule a single trial lesson with a new student to see if we're going to be a good fit. With students who have previously studied with another teacher, I will ask them to bring any sheet music for pieces they worked on with their last teacher, so I can get an idea of where they're at and assess the best direction in which to go with them. For students new to private vocal or piano study, I simply ask them to show up with a smile to their first lesson, and I will do my best to put them at ease!
I hold a Bachelor of Music Education (BME) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I taught public school choir from 2000 to 2005, and have been a private lesson teacher ever since. Please visit my website at lombardmusiclessons.com for more information!
Tuition is paid at the first lesson of the month, and is $85 per month for piano and $90 per month for voice for 30 minute once-weekly lessons.
From ages 4 through adult, beginner to intermediate level piano students and beginner to pre-professional voice students.