Piano Lessons with Kenneth Kelly

Music is a language that is interwoven into the fabric of our everyday lives. I believe that it is a language we should all strive to understand as much as possible. My approach in teaching piano is to help students develop a broad and applicable knowledge of the language of music.

Most students of piano, children or adults, do not intend to become world class concert pianists. They want to be able to play their favorite songs from childhood or the radio. They want to learn a worship song from church, or pick up a piece of sheet music to play a song from their favorite movie. My approach facilitates practical application to achieve those goals.

My philosophy

how do lessons work?

Most of my lessons are virtual, using platforms such as Skype, Zoom, or Facetime. However, I do also offer in-person lessons in the Metro Atlanta area. Lessons are typically structured as four lessons per month, for 30 or 60 minutes each. We will work together to identify your goals, then create a plan to help you meet those goals.

do i need a piano?

It is wonderful if you have a piano. If not, an electric piano or keyboard is more than sufficient! I can help with affordable suggestions if needed. 

will i learn to play by ear?

Yes! Who doesn’t want to be able to play any song they hear? To do this, we need to build a strong ear, technical skill, and knowledge of musical theory.

will i learn to read music?

Yes! It is very important to be able to play music in any situation, including playing music that you have never heard.

how much do lessons cost?

Lessons start at $40 per hour, or $20 per half-hour.