Assistant Administrator, Instructor of Piano & Strings
As a member of the MEC staff since 2008, Kiley Taylor has enjoyed privately instructing piano, violin, viola, and cello. In addition, she has co-developed a String Orchestra program and a Comprehensive Group Course for 2nd through 4th-grade beginners. 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.
Currently, she continues her musical education in piano with MEC’s senior instructor, Ann May. Kiley also directs a beginner string orchestra at Charlottesville’s Village School for Girls. Additionally, she seeks opportunities to play duets with her aunt, fiddle with friends and family, and gig at weddings and other musical events.
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.