Kelly started playing piano at the age of six, songwriting at eleven and knew that music needed to be her career from an early age.
When she entered college, she was told that if she learned to sing opera, she'd have the foundation to sing anything. So, she learned to sing opera, and could sing it very well. But on her way around town, she found that it was still pop music that played in the background, and pop music that she continued to compose.
When she spoke with her instructors, she was told: “You need to forget all this pop music, and sing real music instead”.
Having her songwriting belittled, she wondered, "isn't all music, real music?"
She kept writing after college, became a published ASCAP songwriter, and continued to try to sing in a way that would bring her music to life.
Then, she met the late Jo Estill. Jo’s research gave the first real answers. Even moreso, Jo Estill took my music, and my voice, seriously.
Science based instruction led to vocal versatility. That versatility led to an unexpected career in VoiceOver and being featured in one of the world’s largest games: League of Legends, with over 170 million players.
Her students experienced overwhelming success: American Idol, Disney, Universal Studios, original EP’s and so much more.
Eventually she took a voice position at a prestigious private college. She created a curriculum for vocal science, and sought to create a voice program that would take the culture and music of students seriously. Students were empowered with the skills to handle everything from Bach to Beyonce with ease and versatility. The tiny department quickly outgrew the building.
In 2020, Kelly left the university setting to pursue vocal education so that anyone could access this information.
She set out to write a curriculum that took pop vocals seriously, while equipping singers with the exploration they’d need to create their own signature sound. That course became a community called, “The Singer’s Style Lab”.
A song has the power to change the world. Kelly's mission is to help people discover their unique voice so that their songs can be heard, and change the world, one song at a time.
Kelly holds a BA in Music
M Ed Instructional Design
Meet your Professor
Kelly's students have been on American Idol, in running for The Voice, and are dropping EP's and taking leading roles every month of the year.
Her own voice is heard in League of Legends, played by over 170 million people worldwide.
Learn from Professor Kelly
Looking to develop your singing or speaking skills? Get top-notch vocal instruction for any level. From the Singer's Style Lab: Pop Vocals, to Executive Vocal Coaching, Modern Vocalist Webinar Series, and the Teen Musical Theater Lab, Professor Kelly has the expertise and resources to help you reach all of your singing goals.