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, August 20, 2012

Residency At Camp Sealth

 This last week I was the visiting artist at Camp Sealth on Vashon Island. Three days of teaching songwriting classes to 8-12 year olds. It was the first time I taught a class to students who had no musical back round or training. The creativity and imagination they had was amazing, with songs about tropical tomatoes, under water cyclops pegasus, or pink palm trees with magical coconuts. It was an inspiring week.