Kelly Summer is a Professional Singer, Board Certified Music Therapist, Professional Vocal Coach, and Songwriter based in Long Beach, California. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Music and Jazz from The University of Miami, FL, and a Master of Arts degree in Vocal Jazz from The University of Southern California. She grew up in Miami and has worked as a professional vocalist there as well as in Chicago and Los Angeles.
When she began to focus on the pure healing power of music, a whole new world opened up. She started studying Music Therapy at California State University, Northridge, and received a Music Therapy Degree. In 2015, she completed a certification in Neurologic Music Therapy with the Academy of Neurologic Music therapy at Colorado State University with Dr. Michael H. Thaut. Most recently, she has received training in Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth (MTABC) and Birth Music Consultation (BMC) under the direction of Dr. Mary Di Camillo, Sound BirthingTM.
Currently, She is involved in pursuing a lifelong dream – songwriting. In 2019, CHRISTMAS STORIES, a collection of original holiday compositions was released in collaboration with pianist and composer Theo Bishop. A second collection of singer/songwriter compositions is currently in production. Stay tuned!
” Over the years I have taught many students including adults and kids – women and men, folks with guitars, rock singers in bars – dudes with gigs on boats, and altos with sore throats. Tenors with tattoos and Bob Marley’s nephew. That singer from Las Vegas – the one with the red dress. That emcee who entered the insanity plea (we won’t mention any names). A muse with the blues and opera singers with debuts. . .Kelly Summer
So . .
Basses with an attitude – contraltos that are in the mood – don’t just stand there, you can blues it. I will teach you how to use it. Call me.