Administrator, Instructor of Piano & Strings, Group Comprehensive Classes
As a member of the MEC staff since 2008, Kiley Taylor has enjoyed privately instructing piano, violin, and viola. In addition, Kiley co-teaches Music For Kids, has developed a Group Comprehensive piano program for Kindergarten – 2nd graders, and she teaches a Wednesday night Ukulele class. Kiley enjoys the variety of her studio and especially loves the ability to introduce and facilitate the love of music to so many people.
Kiley has loved and studied music for her entire life, starting before she could walk, on the lap of her Aunt Crissy! She continued her studies at the Governor’s School for the Performing Arts, concentrating in piano and viola. She played with the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra for six years and interned in the Richmond Symphony business offices. At The College of William and Mary, Kiley discovered and explored her love of Ethnomusicology, interned a semester in Washington, D.C. at Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Anthropology. Kiley particularly loved her ensemble playing with William and Mary Middle Eastern Music, Appalachian, and Early Music ensembles.
Kiley and her husband, Gabriel, share their love of music. Gabriel is the owner and recording engineer at Packing Shed Records and Rapunzel’s Coffee & Books, and a board member of the Further Ado Foundation in Nelson County. When she isn’t running around with her children Maline and Jones, Kiley enjoys reading, knitting, and live music and performances of all genres.