Kyleen Boyd | Instructor Bio

  • Kyleen Boyd
    Ki (rhymes with hi) – lean
    Piano, Vocal

  • What is your teaching philosophy?
    My teaching philosophy is “You get out, what you put into it”. If you apply yourself and are willing to put in the work and effort, you will progress quickly and become a successful musician. 

    How long have you been teaching music? At YMP?
    I began as an intern at Youth Music Project in the Spring of 2014 and later became a piano and voice instructor in 2016.  

    What is your favorite thing about teaching music?
    Making a difference in a students’ ability to understand and apply music concepts. I enjoy seeing students “light up” when they understand something new. I also love to see the rapid growth in students’ musical knowledge and ability in just a few short weeks.

    What do you expect of your students in classes/lessons?
    I expect my students to come into class and/or lesson with a positive attitude, ready to learn and willing to have some fun at the same time.

    About Kyleen
    Kyleen was born into a musical family. She started playing piano and violin at the age of three and the harp at age 12. She graduated from Canby High School in 2016 and Clackamas Community College in 2018 with an Associates in Education. Kyleen was actively involved with choir throughout high school and studied piano, voice, and harp privately. Some of the performance opportunities Kyleen has been involved with include three OSAA High School Choir State Competitions, harp performances with the Tualatin High School orchestra, and numerous private party performances. Recently, she had the privilege of coordinating and directing a Portland Trail Blazers halftime performance with a group of YMP students. What an experience!