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 Dorrie Kelly, B.S. Music Education 

Dorrie Kelly is a pianist and teacher currently residing in Torrance, CA. She operates an independent piano studio out of her home. She has a B.S. in Music Education and has taught privately for over ten years. 

Originally from the east-coast, Dorrie re-located to California nearly 10 years ago. She grew up outside of Boston where she studied with Jessica Rubenstein. During her time at Hofstra University she studied with Marilyn Lehman, and received numerous collegiate awards: Rowe Award for Excellence in Collaborative Piano, the Rhoda Pinsley-Levin Honors Recital, the William Lawrence Honors Recital, as well as being an Award Recipient of Hofstra's Annual Concerto Competition where she performed with Hofstra's Symphony Orchestra in 2007. She strives to continue her education as a member of MTNA and the Music Teacher's Association of California. She currently continues her own personal studies with Althea Waites at Bob Cole Conservatory at CSULB.

Dorrie is a dedicated and creative teacher. Using a variety of methods she encourages her students to be life-long learners and lovers of music. Students will not only learn to play the piano, but the skills needed for them to learn and discover music away from their lessons. Through incorporating movement, art, and creative games, students will explore music theory, detailed listening, improvisations and composition.