Teaching PhilosophyMy goal is to help my students form a lifelong connection to music. In order to achieve that, I take a health-conscious approach to learning. It is my mission to teach healthy techniques and strategies to prevent possible injury. It is my hope that everyone can participate in music to the fullest extent. I also strive to encourage my students to think critically about how to create meaning in music. Playing all the right notes and rhythms is important; however, it is also important to explore what a piece of music means to us, and to discover ways to express that meaning musically to others. Finally, I recognize the importance of exploration, discovery, and joy. I encourage my students to explore their musical ideas, guide them to making their own musical discoveries, and find joy in every note. My passion for music is contagious, and I hope to inspire my students to love creating music.
Kelsey Olden has taught music in public schools along with private lessons in piano and voice. Licensed to teach music for grades K–12, she is also skilled in music theory and has experience in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Kelsey has worked with students of all ages, from preschool age to adults. She is passionate about teaching music with humor and joy.