About Studio K Music/David Kellen

David Kellen is a gifted and highly motivated musician with very diverse talents. The owner of Studio K Music in Geneva, Illinois, he has mentored hundreds of youth and adults in piano and keyboard instruction since 1991. Studio K has become the most successful piano studio in the western suburbs of Chicago, with an enrollment of nearly two hundred students. His secret to success has been helping kids and adults develop a love for piano and keyboard by keeping it fun and using a great deal of popular music, as well as standard repertoire.

He currently performs throughout the Chicago area with the band Swing Assembly and freelances as a worship leader and organist at various local churches.

Kellen Graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Keyboard Performance from Northern Illinois University, with an emphasis on organ, jazz piano and harpsichord. Since 1985 he has been a Freelance Jobbing Musician, playing solo piano, jazz quartet, and with various big bands for numerous events, weddings and corporate events in the Chicago area. In 1990 he coached a student to the Yamaha National Electone Festival Finals, and in 1991, he was himself a finalist, composing a piece dedicated to the war efforts in the Persian Gulf entitled "“Persian Gulf Update"”.

He has released three instrumental Christmas cds and one entitled Journal Of My Soul, an ethereal compilation of original improviations. All cds are available by clicking here.



What is a "semi-private" lesson?

Each lesson is one hour in length. David works with three to four students at a time. We use YAMAHA Clavinova digital electronic pianos. Mr. Kellen and his staff of assistants provide their students with what they need for a successful week of practice at home. During each lesson:

Students have the opportunity to practice what they learn at the lesson.

After the instructor listens to the student individually on a piece of music, he or she is able to correct mistakes and polish the piece.

The hour gives the instructor more time to cover not only the students pieces, but also music theory, improvisation, history, note drills, scales, chords and ear training.

At Studio K, STUDENTS LEARN HOW TO PRACTICE. With the one-hour experience, students learn many different ways to approach a piece of music and practice it.