Teachers: Kathy Kennedy

Kathy Kennedy
Co-Owner / Level 5 Instructor
510. 540. 5472
510. 919. 3828
email: kathyk7@sbcglobal.net
website: www.kathykennedy.net/

BIO / RESUME

Live Performance

Kathy has been singing professionally in the Bay Area for 20 years. As a lead singer in Big Bang Beat, one of the Bay Area's most sought-after party bands, she has performed before thousands at events for Toyota, AT&T & Sony Pictures, to name a few, opening for acts like Sheryl Crow, Huey Lewis & The News, Smokey Robinson & Tony Bennett.

Kathy also toured with Mickey Thomas’ Starship, singing lead on Grace Slick's "White Rabbit" and "Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now", and has had the opportunity to sing back-up vocals live with Bonnie Raitt, Ronnie Spector and Eddie Money.

Kathy is consistently in demand to perform with a variety of Bay Area bands, and sings R & B, Rock, Blues, Big Band Swing and Jazz. In addition, she has put together two live bands of her own, handling rehearsals, promotion, and booking.

Recording

Kathy has recorded with Eddie Money, Elvin Bishop, Bill Spooner of the Tubes, and has sung back-ups on countless other local musicians CD's. She has also recorded commercials for Mattel, Sony Playstation and Whole Foods. She has written and recorded many of her own songs as well.

Teaching

Now a co-owner of The Voice Studio, Kathy began teaching voice, in addition to performing, in 1996. She greatly enjoys working with people at all levels, from beginners to professional singers, and has taught students from ages 7 to 70. Kathy has helped many beginning singers get over fears and shyness that hold them back, as well as those with pitch problems, and others who want to learn how to sing harmony. She specializes in the Pop/Rock & R & B fields, and is also good with Jazz and Musical Theatre styles.

Her experience as a singer has given her first-hand knowledge to help other singers deal with the perils of performance such as bad sound systems, inability to hear oneself, and communicating with musicians.

She has a wealth of information, tips, and technique to pass along to all beginning and working vocalists.
   

The Voice Studio Speech Level Singing Instructors:
Katie Guthorn | Kathy Kennedy

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