Amy Kennedy Music - Flute and Piano Covington, KY

Amy Kennedy Music - Flute and Piano
Hey! I'm Dr. Amy. If it has to do with music, I've probably done it, from performing flutist to band dirHey! I'm Dr. Amy. If it has to do with music, I've probably done it, from performing flutist to band director to church musician to general music teacher to college music theory professor! I have a doctorate, two masters degrees, and a bachelors degree all in music. (You know how some people collect comic books or baseball cards? I collect credit hours.)

No matter what I've done in music, though, two things always keep coming back to me. First, I always LOVE playing and teaching flute, and miss it terribly when I'm NOT doing it! Second, whether I'm working with a kindergartener or a college senior, music is WAAAAY more fun when you have the right tools for the job and you have access to the tools! If you just go over flute exercises, it's like vanilla ice cream - it's OK. But playing flute or piano with artistry, with an awareness of HOW to fix problems and HOW music works and WHY doing something a certain way is important? Now we're talking hot fudge sundaes with sprinkles and salted caramel (if that's your thing), my friend!!

I don't actually teach flute and piano lessons I teach fully integrated musicianship and community building that involves the flute and piano. I teach a full curriculum that blends not just good playing, but music theory (how music is constructed), history, performance skills, and positive social interaction. Why just "take flute lessons" when you can meet new friends while performing in three recitals per year and maybe even in the Kentucky All-State Band or the Cincinnati Youth Orchestra? Why just play simple melodies when you can learn the skills that enable you to take on college-level literature like a boss?

Why settle for ORDINARY when you can be UTTERLY EXTRAORDINARY!!ector to church musician to general music teacher to college music theory professor! I have a doctorate, two masters degrees, and a bachelors degree all in music. (You know how some people collect comic books or baseball cards? I collect credit hours.)

No matter what I've done in music, though, two things always keep coming back to me. First, I always LOVE playing and teaching flute, and miss it terribly when I'm NOT doing it! Second, whether I'm working with a kindergartener or a college senior, music is WAAAAY more fun when you have the right tools for the job and you have access to the tools! If you just go over flute exercises, it's like vanilla ice cream - it's OK. But playing flute or piano with artistry, with an awareness of HOW to fix problems and HOW music works and WHY doing something a certain way is important? Now we're talking hot fudge sundaes with sprinkles and salted caramel (if that's your thing), my friend!!

I don't actually teach flute and piano lessons I teach fully integrated musicianship and community building that involves the flute and piano. I teach a full curriculum that blends not just good playing, but music theory (how music is constructed), history, performance skills, and positive social interaction. Why just "take flute lessons" when you can meet new friends while performing in three recitals per year and maybe even in the Kentucky All-State Band or the Cincinnati Youth Orchestra? Why just play simple melodies when you can learn the skills that enable you to take on college-level literature like a boss?

Why settle for ORDINARY when you can be UTTERLY EXTRAORDINARY!!
Lessons Offered
  • Flute
  • Music Theory
  • Piano
Highlights and Features
  • Lessons in my studio in the lower level of my home.
  • Professional, world-class education from an educator with 28 years of teaching experience.
  • I have a PhD in music theory from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
  • All ages and experience levels welcome.
  • We go at YOUR pace - I will help you find the way to make your practice efficient and fun!
Rates
I charge a consistent fee on a monthly basis, depending on the length of the lesson. We can talk about that at your first, free lesson.
Areas Served
Covington, Erlanger, Elsmere, Independence, Edgewood, Villa Hills, Ft. Thomas, Florence, Crescent Springs, Ft. Wright, Park Hills, Bromley, Ludlow
Payment Options
Cash, Personal Checks, PayPal, Venmo
Business Details
  • Established in 2020 (1 years in the business)
Contact Information
Website
Contact Person Amy Kennedy
E-mail Address amy@amykennedymusic.com
Phone Number (563) 419-0166
City Covington, KY
Zip Code 41017
Address 108 Vista View Circle
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Professional Associations and Certifications
  • Member, NAfME (National Association for Music Education)
  • Member, KMEA (Kentucky Music Educators Association)
  • Member, CMS (College Music Society)
  • Rank I certification - State of Kentucky
Products and Services
Whether your goal is to...
Begin learning how to play piano
Get into a college music program
get into music festivals and other similar summer activities
Just get better at piano!
I can help you with that!
I have taught numerous students over the years, from kindergarteners to senior citizens.
Each student is different, and I tailor my instruction to best fit each student's learning style.

Plus we have a lot of fun!!
Key People
Amy Lynne Kennedy
Dr. Amy Lynne Kennedy is a flutist and music theorist originally from the northern Kentucky/greater Cincinnati area. She began studying flute at Bromley Elementary School with Brenda Janning. She continued in band at Turkey Foot Middle School in Edgewood, KY, and graduated in 1988 from Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood. She studied flute with Patti Seaman-Novak at Wert Music in Edgewood. Amy began teaching private flute and piano during this time in her life and has continued ever since.


Dr. Kennedy received her Bachelor of Music Education degree ("with high distinction") from the University of Kentucky in 1993, where she studied flute with Gordon Cole. While at UK, she participated in marching band, concert band, Symphonic Winds, and the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, where she was principal flute from 1991-1993. As a music education major, she majored in both flute and voice (she studied voice with Dr. Everett McCorvey), and gave senior recitals in both areas. She served as president of the UK chapter of CMENC (the Collegiate chapter of Music Educators National Conference, now known as NAfME [National Association for Music Education]), as well as member and president of the UK chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, an international music fraternity for women. She is also a member of Tau Beta Sigma, a sorority for women in band, as well as Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honorary and Phi Beta Kappa. She also studied flute during this period with Rebecca Tryon (Magg) Andres.


Dr. Kennedy taught in the McLean County Public Schools (KY) from 1993-1996, where she taught K-6 general music and 7th grade beginning band, and assisted head band director Stephen Riggs with the 8th grade band. She also assisted at the high school level, where she was in charge of coaching woodwinds and teaching colorguard, winterguard, and drill team. From 1996-1998 she taught K-6 general music in the Owensboro Catholic Schools. During these years she taught private flute, piano, and voice lessons. She studied voice privately with Dr. Robert McIver at Kentucky Wesleyan College (now of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY). She gave a number of recitals to benefit members of the community and for local charitable causes, including "Street Relief," a program which emphasized awareness of homelessness in the Green River region of western Kentucky.


In 1998, Dr. Kennedy returned to the University of Kentucky, where she had originally intended to obtain a masters degree in voice, but missed flute so much, she auditioned and was accepted into a masters program in flute, once again studying with Gordon Cole. She achieved a master of music degree (MM) in flute performance and a master of arts (MA) in music theory, where her primary teachers were Dr. Kate Covington (specialty in music theory pedagogy) and Dr. Charles Lord. Amy gained additional experience playing with the UK Orchestra, as well as teaching privately and serving as the choir director at Lafayette Christian Church in Lexington.


In 2001 Amy began her doctoral studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She was a "Super-AI" (Associate Instructor/Teaching Assistant in a supervising role) for ear training and written theory courses, and studied flute with Professor Thomas Robertello during her coursework. After completing coursework in 2004, she served as Adjunct Instructor of Music at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where she taught courses in written theory, ear training, and music theory for non-music majors. She was awarded the PhD in music theory, with graduate minors in music history & literature and music information technology, in 2010.


In 2007 Amy relocated to Decorah, Iowa and served as Assistant Professor of Music at Luther College until 2020. At Luther she taught a variety of courses, including all levels of music theory, as well as music history, and courses in rock music theory. She also taught courses in music theory and its intersection with women's and gender studies. Amy continued to play flute at Luther, assisting Professor Dr. Carol Hester on several faculty recitals, and playing three faculty recitals of her own. "The French Connection" (2015) focused on works by mid-20th century French composers; "A Night at the Opera" (2017) presented themes and variations on operatic themes; "Nevertheless, We Persist!" (2019) featured works by modern female composers Katherine Hoover, Valerie Coleman, Clare Strong, and Nicole Chamberlain. While in Decorah she was also proud to serve as the choir director at First United Methodist Church, and co-principal flute with the Oneota Valley Community Orchestra.


In 2020, Amy decided to follow her heart and return home to northern Kentucky and do what she loves most: teaching flute and playing flute. She is eager to share her skills with students and give them a musical education that centers on flute, but also incorporates all of the other fields she has worked with, including performance studies, music theory, and music history.
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