Workshops/ Clinics/ Residencies

Grace Kelly Master Class, Xalapa, Mexico Workshop/Master Class Terre Haute, IN

Grace Kelly can provide educational opportunities for saxophonists, singers, other musicians and the general public through residencies, workshops and clinics. All levels from Elementary/Middle/High School and College as well as the general public.

Reviews and Testimonials:

On behalf of Heights Elementary and Grantham Elementary in Clarkston, we want to sincerely thank you for sending Grace Kelly & Bob Athayde for our assembly today.

They were wonderful. Not only were they excellent musicians, they were down to earth and knew how to relate to children. This was by far, the best Jazz assembly we have ever had and I have been the music teacher in these buildings for the past 25 years. The only down side of the assembly was that it was over. They definitely left us wanting to hear more.

Thank you so much!
Loa Vornholt
Clarkston School District
Heights & Grantham Music Teacher    


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"Grace Kelly is one of those rare persons who understands that a
desire to TRULY communicate is THE most important ingredient when
performing and teaching jazz and improvisation. At a recent
lecture/master class at Umass-Amherst, Ms. Kelly clearly communicated
and demonstrated the art and joy of improvisation through her
explosive performance, her thoughtful words and her open and generous
attitude! Our students and faculty left the master class feeling
uplifted, and enlightened."
Thomas Giampietro
Lecturer, Jazz Studies/Drum Set
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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"Grace visited our Jazz Theory/Improvisation class and found wonderful ways to share her knowledge with the students.  We had students of differing levels playing a blues and Grace showed great understanding of their levels and shared information well-suited for their individual needs.  She was willing to demonstrate her ideas by playing her saxophone and singing, and this was also beneficial for both our vocalists and our instrumentalists."

Bruce Diehl
Director of Jazz Performance
Amherst College

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Current and Past Residencies, workshops and clinics given at:
  • Berklee College of Music  Boston, Massachusetts
  • Kennedy Center, Wash DC
  • Jazz Arts Group, Columbus OH
  • Grammy Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Juneau Jazz and Classics, Juneau, AK
  • Clarkson School District, Idaho
  • Boise State University Boise Idaho
  • Salem State University Salem Massachusetts
  • Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Moscow, ID
  • Ball State University Muncie, IN
  • Outpost, Albuquerque, NM
  • Alamogordo H.S. Alamogordo, NM
  • Indiana University - South, New Albany IN
  • Millersville University Millersville, PA
  • Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
  • Montana Jazz Festival, Bozeman, MT
  • Andover Academy
  • Natick School High School
  • Wilson Middle School Natick MA 
  • Trinidad Jazz Festival Trinidad Tobago
  • Nisville Jazz Festival in Serbia
  • Festival International JAZZUV Veracruz, Mexico
  • Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival Missoula, MT
  • JFK Elementary School, Billerica, MA
  • Savannah Jazz Festival, Savannah, SC
  • Roxbury Latin High School, Boston, MA
  • Dedham High School, Dedham, MA
  • Xalapa Jazz Festival, Xalapa, Mexico