Welcome to KELLY’S KORNER!

The Music Stores are now offering music for the young beginner!

From BamBam to Beethoven, Kelly’s Korner introduces babies, toddlers and young children to a variety of music instruments. Ages 1 – 5 years old.

Children will learn different aspects of music from identifying the sounds of different musical instruments to basic rhythmic patterns. Children will get to experience music from different genres and styles at a fun and happy pace.

Hands on experience with:

  • tambourines
  • xylophones
  • recorders
  • shakers
  • bongos
  • and more!

Meet the teachers:

Rachel Pennington

Rachel Pennington

General Music - Chantilly

Rachel Pennington is an alumnus of James Madison University, graduating with a Bachelor of Music and a concentration in Vocal Music Education.

Her love of music began when she was young, being involved in choirs, musical activities, and ensembles. Her passion really developed in high school, where she was involved in show choir, advanced choir, intermediate choir, piano, and musicals including Hairspray and Cinderella. These varying musical experiences helped ground her understanding, love, and appreciation for music, while also realizing the lasting effect it can have on the lives of young students.

Continuing her music career, she decided to further her education in music at JMU. There, she was involved in ensembles including the JMU Chorale, Treble Chamber Choir, University Women’s Chorus, and was also the undergraduate manager and conductor of the Treble Chamber Choir. Additionally, she was involved in numerous practicum and student teaching experiences that exposed her to teaching music to all ages.

Rachel is eager to share her love and passion for music with her students, support and inspire them, and give them meaningful musical experiences just as she had.

Kimberly Walters

Kimberly Walters

Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, and Kelly’s Korner

New to Virginia, Kimberly is joining us from South Florida. With a Bachelor‘s of Science degree in Music Therapy from SUNY Fredonia, Kimberly has spent the last 6 years working as a music and sound healing therapist, a private music instructor, and an activities coordinator. Starting out her musical journey as a vocalist, Kimberly has picked up many instruments along the way: acoustic and bass guitar, piano, ukulele, banjo, various percussive instruments, and even singing bowls. Her favorite instruments to teach are the guitar, piano, and the ukulele. Growing up with a lot of musical exposure, Kimberly has a great passion for sharing and making music with others. She has worked with people of all ages and backgrounds and can easily adapt to anyone’s specific learning needs. Her main goal is to make learning an instrument and overall "music making" fun and easily accessible to anyone and everyone.

To learn more, contact our Chantilly location by using the form or phone number provided below:

Kelly’s Korner Contact Form