Judy Kelley has been actively involved in instructing young flutists for over 30 years. As a result of her guidance, her students have won awards at both the local, state, and national level. Her students have been accepted at such prestigious institutions as Yale University, The University of Chicago, New York University, USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, The Juilliard School, Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, Berklee College of Music and The Cleveland Institute of Music.
Until her recent relocation to Brentwood in Northern California, Judy served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Flute Guild, an organization whose principal focus is providing educational and performance opportunities for flute students of San Diego County. She currently is a member of the California Music Teacher’s Association and offers the Certificate of Merit program to all her students.
As a freelance musician, Judy held the principal flute position in the San Diego Comic Opera Orchestra. In addition, her credits include performances with the La Jolla Symphony, the Orchestra of Baja California, the Tijuana Opera, the Moscow Ballet Orchestra and the San Diego Festival Pops Orchestra. She is also an active chamber musician and has been on the faculties of Mesa College and the University or Akron. Judy holds a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. Her teachers include William Hebert of the Cleveland Orchestra and Damian Bursill-Hall of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
In addition to her love of music, Judy enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, as well as camping, hiking, and gardening with her husband, Mike. She is also an avid cyclist and enjoys running.