I believe that learning music can start at any age and that it should be positive and exciting. I see the most growth and self-discipline in my students when they feel uplifted. Therefore, I work to create an encouraging environment for my students while also providing valuable feedback to guide them on their musical journeys. We focus on incorporating the body with the voice to promote healthy singing as well as projection and presence that can be heard from a stage. I aim to build my students' assurance in their abilities and courage in performing as confidence is important for all avenues of life. I am thrilled to meet each of my students and help guide them to their uniquely crafted musical futures.
Kailey Berry has a passion for teaching the next generation of musicians, with experience teaching all ages from toddlers to adults. She has taught voice and piano privately throughout the Dallas, TX area at music schools such as Lakewood Conservatory, Park Cities School of Music, Zhen Music & Arts Institute, and Lake Highlands School of Music. During her time at Park Cities School of Music, she led a large number of young students in Baby and Me Music Class, Toddler Music Class, Middle School Piano, Special Needs Music, Instrument Explorers Class, and Musical Theatre camps. She has taught Sunday music school at Highland Park United Methodist Church encouraging children as young as 3 to sing in different languages. In addition, Ms. Berry was the soprano section leader at Northpark Presbyterian Church for over 5 years.
Known for her shimmery summerlike timbre, lustrous sound, and charismatic stage presence, soprano Kailey Berry is a musician in search of truthful storytelling expressed through the universal language of music.
Berry started private voice lessons at the age of 7 in her hometown of sunny San Diego, CA. She performed in many musicals with San Diego Junior Theatre, sang in local restaurants, and on a mission trip even performed O Mio Babbino Caro for prisoners in Groot Drakenstein Prison, South Africa. After these inspiring experiences in her adolescent years, Berry went on to earn her BM in Vocal Performance at Southern Methodist University under the tutelage of Virginia Dupuy and is currently pursuing her MM in Vocal Performance at Boston University under the tutelage of Matthew DiBattista.
She has sung with professional ensembles such as Point Loma Opera Theatre, Lyric Stage, and the Carpe Diem String Quartet. Berry has also performed internationally at the Alba Music Festival, Cremona Music Festival, and at Accademia Musicale Chigiana. She has collaborated with musicians such as Maria Luigia Borsi, Vlad Iftinca, and Shane Peterman. Proven to be a versatile singer, Berry is best known for her opera, jazz, country, and musical theatre styles. In addition, she has also made appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Brandywine Film Festival. In her free time, you can find her practicing yoga or baking homemade cookies.
BM in Vocal Performance at Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX (2016-2020)
MM in Vocal Performance at Boston University Boston, MA (Present)