Teaching and Leadership
Hi! My name is Kali Cooke. I am so excited to be a part of Learn Together Lowcountry! This is my first year homeschooling my two amazing daughters, Abbagail (10) and Ellie (8). It’s something I said I would NEVER do, but God’s plans are sometimes very different…lol. I am actually enjoying the extra time I get to spend with my girls, and am learning a LOT right there with them! Prior to this chapter in my life, I was a music therapist and private instructor in piano, flute, and guitar for 10 years. I then spent the next 3 years teaching general music from toddlers all the way through 6th grade at May River Montessori. I stopped teaching to help my husband run Corner Perk as it was, and continues to go through major growth (so proud of my hubby), and then took over as catering coordinator for our upstairs music venue, Roasting Room. Music, however, has always been my passion. Flute is my first love, but I also enjoy playing piano and guitar, as well as singing back up vocals. You can find me almost weekly on keys/vocals in Cornerstone Church’s praise band. I am also in my 10th year of playing flute with the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra, and have been spotted playing flute/piccolo in a variety of musicals around the lowcountry. Thank you for this new opportunity! I look forward to seeing your students in my class!
Guitar is one of the most amazing instruments, not only is it the instrument of our culture, there are few instruments as beautiful or versatile at shaping the decay of sound into silence. Class guitar is a fun and low stress way to learn the instrument. You can learn the ensemble skills you need to play in a band, or jam with friends. The hope is that after going through class guitar you’ll be able to teach yourself and learn songs that YOU want to learn!
Receive private instruction at your level and needs. By taking private lessons your student will receive one on one instruction which is vital to quickly improving skill level. The teacher will be able to closely observe hand positions, fingerings, specific patterns, and learning style. The first lesson will assess what books are needed.