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Rossi Kennedy

Pelzer, SC 29669 (map)


Lessons Offered

Accordion, Keyboard, Music Theory, Piano

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio


About Me

 Rossi Kennedy earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Music and a Bachelor of Music Education degree in Instrumental and Choral Music from the Academy of Music and Dance in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. After winning state and government piano competitions in Bulgaria, she moved to Sydney, Australia, where she earned her Masters of Music degree in Music Education from the University of New South Wales.  In Sydney, she was a Music Examiner and Accredited Accompanist for the Australian Music Examination Board.    Since 1999 she has taught piano, accordion, and chorus to students in Bulgaria, Australia and the US.  In addition to teaching, she has performed for weddings and special events and has accompanied students for exams, auditions and concerts.

In the Upstate SC area, she teaches music at Shannon Forest Christian School in Greenville and her private studio in Pelzer. She has been a piano accompanist for Beck Academy in Greenville and a piano teacher at Anderson Academy.  She is a judge for the National Federation of Music Clubs in Anderson, and performs for weddings and special events throughout the Upstate.  

 

 

My Musical Education Background

Rossi Kennedy earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Music and a Bachelor of Music Education degree in Instrumental and Choral Music from the Academy of Music and Dance in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. After winning state and government piano competitions in Bulgaria, she moved to Sydney, Australia, where she earned her Masters of Music degree in Music Education from the University of New South Wales.

Genres and Subjects Taught

I teach all styles of music. I teach piano, accordion, music theory and kinder beat music. I do piano accompaniment for all level students.

Lesson Rates

Lessons rates vary depending on the lenght of the lesson and the level of the student. 30mins is $25.00.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

I teach all levels and all ages students. 

My Certifications and Awards

 After winning state and government piano competitions in Bulgaria, she moved to Sydney, Australia, where she earned her Masters of Music degree in Music Education from the University of New South Wales.  In Sydney, she was a Music Examiner and Accredited Accompanist for the Australian Music Examination Board.    Since 1999 she has taught piano, accordion, and chorus to students in Bulgaria, Australia and the US.  In addition to teaching, she has performed for weddings and special events and has accompanied students for exams, auditions and concerts.

 

   She is a member of Greenville Music Teacher's Association and Music Teacher's National Association.  She is a judge for the National Federation of Music Clubs in Anderson.

My Musical Influences

I grew up in a musical family in Europe- Bulgaria, my dad is a trumpet and piano player. My mom love to sings. My grandmother is a wonderful singer too. We grew up with playing, dancing and singing music.


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Student Reviews




Greenville, SC

My daughter has really enjoyed her first year of piano with Mrs. Kennedy. She is an excellent, kind, and encouraging teacher who has worked patiently  with my energetic daughter. She makes lessons fun and enjoyable. My daughter has learned much from her over just one year and really looks forward to her lessons. I am happy to have found her.




Piedmont, SC

"Rossi works really well with younger students. She made my daughter feel immediately comfortable with her warm personality and infinite patience. Rossi makes the lessons fun with games, play-along CD's, and lots of positive reinforcement. I hope this will instill in Raina a life-long love of music. Rossi also appropriately challenges my daughter. Raina has progressed to more difficult pieces, and she has gotten excellent feedback at competitions." Jessica H., Piedmont




Greenville, SC

Miss Rossi is a very talented teacher! She is very patient and kind with my young son. My son is all boy! Very active! I saw he had an inclination to music, but did not think he could have the concentration to learn to play piano, but Miss Rossi taught him! I am amazed how much he loves to play the piano, has learned to read music, and he looks forward to learning more! I recommend Miss Rossi to anyone, no matter age or gender, who wants to learn to play piano! Mili M.




Greenville, SC

Child has been taking piano lessons since September 2013. She has improved a lot and learned things her prior teacher did not teach. Mrs. Kennedy is kind, calm, and good at explaining piano theory and techniques in ways that are easily understood by my child. Her recital for her students was excellent . Mrs. Kennedy is a talented musician herself. Kathy B.




Pelzer, SC

Rossi is the best teacher I have had during my piano learning years. She is very patient, knowledgeable and guides the student with much kindness and encouragement. Mrs. Kennedy is an outstanding teacher. Roxanna A.




Simpsonville, SC

Mrs. Rossi Kennedy is a pleasure to work with. She is very cooperative and not overbearing. Mrs. Kennedy is very professional at her job. I have a six year old son who she is teaching and he is overactive at times and she is very patient with him. Annette D.




Williamston, SC

My daughter has been receiving piano tuition from Rossi Kennedy for more then two years. In this time Rossi has proven herself to be a great teacher and wonderful with children as well as adults. Rossi has a very gentle but firm approach to teaching. While she is softly spoken and very sweet by nature, she is committed to getting the best out of her students. She is very encouraging and supportive without being overly complimentary. While my daughter has struggle with regular practice she has always enjoyed taking lessons with Rossi. My daughter appreciate her nurturing and kind nature as well as her clear direction. Her gentle methods of persuasion and respect for her students mean that my daughter now practices regularly, takes personal enjoyment from learning the piano and has achieved great results in her music examinations. Rossi also taught me for a period of time. As an adult with no musical experience (nor talent) she provided me the encouragement and confidence to learn for my own pleasure. I found her teaching techniques to be just as effective with adults. Rossi is passionate about the piano and teaching. Which in my mind sets her apart from many music teachers. I could not recommend Rossi enough as a piano teacher for both students and adults. Sincerely, Zeynep Selcuk




Greenville, SC

Rossi is kind, passionate and highly dedicated piano teacher. She is an inspiration to Josh, and makes sure that he enjoys his learning experience. She encourages him in the choices he makes, but allows him to make his own decisions. She works hard to ensure that he is not only learning to play the piano but also understands the theory of music. Josh thoroughly enjoys lessons with Rossi. The lessons are well structured, interesting and fun. Rossi is very patient with him, making him feel confident and gaining his trust. He has achieved a huge amount in the last 2 years, has happily performed at several concerts, completed his grade 1 exam, and is currently beginning work for grade 2 exam. Kind Regards, Caroline Billingham




West Pelzer, SC

I am extremely pleased with the progress that the children have made and they are rightly proud of their achievement in their exams. However, more then this we all value Rossi as a teacher for her patience and enthusiasm which mean that the children have the motivation to practise. They love to play new pieces and between exams is happy to allow them to explore their individual styles outside the confines of the exam syllabus. She has fostered in them a love of playing both for the pleasure of playing in itself and for the satisfaction of completing exams. Another important aspect of Rossi's program is that she encourages the children to play in public by organising a local concert where pupils perform for each other and their families. These are lovely events where the children can see the progress they are all making and they gain so much confidence from the support they receive. The children are growing up with public performances being a regular part of their music experience, and every time they have this opportunity their nerves lessen and their confidence grows.Our family feels lucky to have Rossi as our piano teacher. Regards, Laura Davis


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