Kelli Frances Corrado is a professional songwriter and mulit-instrumentalist, who has be playing for over ten years. Her music has been home to recordings, grants, sound installations and artist-in-residency programs. She has studied music theory, ear training and voice privately with Ann Bergsma and Dorothey Klotzmen (Julliard). Kelli has worked with producers Brian Deck (Iron and wine), Jeffery Mcnulty (Vera Project) and many talented musicians. She has toured nationally and internationally performing at cavernous venues like E'Space B in Paris to world renown experimental theater, On The Boards, Seattle. Her music has been featured on a wide spread of radio stations from BBC6 radio, London to Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle. Kelli has been teaching for over six years, specializing in helping the beginner start. And is currently, a teacher for Ballard Music Academy, Musika, and many bright private students. Recently, she received a grant from the Seattle Office of Culture and Arts to create and teach a workshop for young female songwriters. Her current release 'SHEPHERDESS' is out on Flat Field Records.

I create a individualized lesson plan for each student. This is based in theory, technique and student goals with an emphasis on creative expression. Music is a language based on listening and creative expression. I teach music theory but encourage each student to find their own voice.

*Currently,there is are 2 openings on Tuesday and 1 on Wednesday, at my studio. If you are interested in another day please contact me to be put on a waiting list. At this time, I am not taking on any new in home lessons.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Songwriting Camp at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

I am excited to announce that I will be co-directing and co-teaching a Songwriting Summer Camp for ages 7-12 with singer-songwriter, multi instrumentalist and teacher, Ivory Smith. Dur­ing this week long class learn dif­fer­ent tech­niques for writ­ing music and lyrics. Stu­dents will write, per­form and record their own song. Record­ings by engi­neer, pro­ducer and edu­ca­tor Jef­frey McNulty. All lev­els are wel­come, with indi­vid­ual coach­ing for each student. Sessions are beginning to fill up please register now. Click here to read about it in the West Seattle Blog 

click here to register

Ses­sion 1 — (August 10–14) Mon­day-Fri­day 9:00 — 12:00 + Per­for­mance

Ses­sion 2 — (August 17–21) Mon­day- Fri­day 9:00 — 12:00 + Per­for­mance

Cost- $300 a week, $100 deposit required.

Saturday, August 30, 2014


This is Max at my studio. He has been playing piano for over a year. He is a hard worker, skilled player and has a great sense of humor. Lately, he has been working on his own compositions. Writing sheet music and trying out new ideas. He just finished a composition in the treble cleff, now working on the bass. Can't wait to see what he comes up with.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Songwriter Workshop

I am so happy to announce that the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture has awarded me a grant. The grant is to teach a summer intensive songwriters workshop for young women. This is a scholarship program for five young women songwriters to participate in a program to develop their songwriting skills and share their creative process. It will be held in Seattle for five weeks. More TBA.