Two-time Grammy nominee Sarah Kelly will open a new self-titled music school on Market Street in The Woodlands this Saturday. The grand opening features concerts from noon to 5 p.m., including a performance by Kelly, with the school open to the public for tours.
"The plan is to put The Woodlands on the music industry map,” says Kelly. “Our move to Market Street is the perfect next step. We believe that we have some world-class artists in the making and we want to provide a great, creative environment for them, and what better place to do that than beautiful Market Street."
Founded with her husband, producer Jonas Ekman, in 2010, the school’s new location offers students a music slam course, music boot camp, songwriting course and career coaching each semester. Kelly’s lengthy career in rock gospel music gives her a unique expertise in teaching. At the school’s early beginnings, the duo taught roughly a handful of students, but that number has since expanded to 150 students each year.
"We aim to be a one-stop-shop for both aspiring and established artists,” says Kelly. “That includes everything from guitar, vocal and piano lessons to songwriting, recording and even management. We start them as young at the age of 6, and by the time they're teenagers, they are ready to release their first album.”
Sarah Kelly Music School, 9595 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 6255. 281-687-3307. sarahkellymusicschool.com