The Kelly Kirby Program is a special approach to music, taught through the piano, that provides a complete foundation for any type of music study or other instrument that a child may wish to later pursue. This method is compatible with the young child’s mentality and the material is suited to the child’s needs, laying a complete foundation for future study. (For more detailed information on the method itself, see “The Kelly Kirby Difference” below.
Mrs. Kirby originally intended that the program be taught to small groups of children, in a class format. However, lifestyle changes over the past 70 years have resulted in most teachers using the program in a one-on-one setting, in the private music studio. With today’s current busy lifestyles and frequent travel by families throughout the year, it is difficult to maintain a cohesive and successful program of study in the group setting. Thus most teachers find the private music lesson to be the most successful.