Workshops & Clinics Reviews

Grace Kelly Master Class, Xalapa, Mexico Workshop/Master Class Terre Haute, IN

Grace Kelly can provide educational opportunities for saxophonists, singers, other musicians and the general public through residencies, workshops and clinics. All levels from Elementary/Middle/High School and College as well as the general public.

Reviews and Testimonials:

Thank you so much for joining the Miami Valley Jazz Camp via FaceTime and interacting with over 60 students yesterday.  Your patience and understanding, combined with a really great connection with every student who asked a question, served to create an experience these students will remember for a lifetime.

In fact, the session was so completely successful that we are contemplating repeating it, perhaps even on an annual basis.  We’ve been doing this Jazz Camp for over 25 years, and during that time there have been few experiences for our kids that have made the impact you did in one brief hour.

Your social media and web presence connects extremely well with this next generation of jazz musicians, and they really responded to your creativity, energy, and experiences.

Please accept my highest congratulations on a wildly successful session, and rest assured we will be promoting our students, again and again, to interact with you through social media and visiting your website.  You are always up to something creative and fun, and these kids can take a lot of inspiration for all the things you do.

Thanks again, Grace, be well, safe travels, and keep jammin’!

Hal Melia
Artistic Director
Miami Valley Jazz Camp

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“Grace Kelly is one of those rare persons who understands that a desire to TRULY communicate is THE most important ingredient when performing and teaching jazz and improvisation. At a recent lecture/master class at Umass-Amherst, Ms. Kelly clearly communicated and demonstrated the art and joy of improvisation through her explosive performance, her thoughtful words and her open and generous attitude! Our students and faculty left the master class feeling uplifted, and enlightened.”

Thomas Giampietro
Lecturer, Jazz Studies/Drum Set
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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“Grace visited our Jazz Theory/Improvisation class and found wonderful ways to share her knowledge with the students.  We had students of differing levels playing a blues and Grace showed great understanding of their levels and shared information well-suited for their individual needs.  She was willing to demonstrate her ideas by playing her saxophone and singing, and this was also beneficial for both our vocalists and our instrumentalists.”

Bruce Diehl
Director of Jazz Performance
Amherst College

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Current and Past Residencies, workshops and clinics given at:
  • Middlebury College, Middlebury VT
  • Worcester Polytech Institue, Worcester MA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca NY
  • Wooster College, Wooster OH
  • Jacksonville Jazz Festival
  • Pilgrim School, Los Angeles CA
  • Medfield HS, Medfield MA
  • Quad City Arts, Rock Island, IL
  • Miami Valley Jazz Camp, Kettering OH
  • Berklee College of Music  Boston, Massachusetts
  • Kennedy Center, Wash DC
  • Jazz Arts Group, Columbus OH
  • Grammy Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Juneau Jazz and Classics, Juneau, AK
  • Clarkson School District, Idaho
  • Boise State University Boise Idaho
  • Salem State University Salem Massachusetts
  • Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Moscow, ID
  • Ball State University Muncie, IN
  • Outpost, Albuquerque, NM
  • Alamogordo H.S. Alamogordo, NM
  • Indiana University – South, New Albany IN
  • Millersville University Millersville, PA
  • Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
  • Montana Jazz Festival, Bozeman, MT
  • Andover Academy
  • Natick School High School
  • Wilson Middle School Natick MA
  • Trinidad Jazz Festival Trinidad Tobago
  • Nisville Jazz Festival in Serbia
  • Festival International JAZZUV Veracruz, Mexico
  • Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival Missoula, MT
  • JFK Elementary School, Billerica, MA
  • Savannah Jazz Festival, Savannah, SC
  • Roxbury Latin High School, Boston, MA
  • Dedham High School, Dedham, MA
  • Xalapa Jazz Festival, Xalapa, Mexico