My name is Jack Kelly, I am a 23 year old musician with a bachelors degree in music from Southern Connecticut State University. I have been playing guitar and writing music since I was about 14 years old. I am largely self taught, but that's how I discovered my passion! I had taken guitar lessons prior to when I was 14, about 5 years before. I had a great teacher but it felt like school and I didn't really find the passion for the instrument until I taught myself at my own pace.
This is the same type of learning I hope to implement with you or your students. I hope to guide my students on a path that will allow them to really enjoy music, so that they can go home from a lesson and still want to play!
I studied Music at SCSU under some of the best professors that the state has to offer. I learned how to read and understand sheet music. learned how to improvise in many different settings, and learned how to manage musicians around me as well in a leadership rule. I loved my time at college but now that I am recently graduated, I am trying to expand my horizons and teach those that want to learn but may not have an opportunity.
I sing lead vocals and play lead guitar in my band, The Oddbodies. We have been playing together for about 8 years and it has really helped me grow as a musician and a person, it's what I hope to do professionally someday. We recently wrote and recorded our first full length album of 11 original songs, and I couldn't be happier. Working in a professional studio for 6 months was an experience I loved and one I can't wait to do again.
Music is my passion in life, something I learned early on and has had a hand in every personal decision I've made since I started playing guitar. It's what I want to do now, tomorrow, for the rest of my life! I can only hope to spread that joy and passion to my students.
I have embedded my youtube channel to my profile so head over there to check out some of my abilities!
I hope to see you soon!
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