New music school opening in Market Street this weekend

Sarah Kelly and her husband Jonas Ekman are opening the Sarah Kelly Music School in Market Street Sept. 24. Sarah Kelly and her husband Jonas Ekman are opening the Sarah Kelly Music School in Market Street Sept. 24.[/caption]

Sarah Kelly Music School, named after the two-time Grammy nominee, will open in Market Street on Saturday with a concert from noon-5 p.m. to celebrate. The public will also be able to tour the new school during this time.

Kelly and her husband, producer Jonas Ekman, originally founded the music school in 2010. Together, they have grown from teaching a handful of students to an average of 130-150 students each year.

“I do think we are at a time in history that needs—and I mean needs—a platform for singer/songwriters,” Kelly said. “We are stepping in the gap and trying to help them get heard. We’re trying to help them build up their grassroots to the point where someday a label will step in … We’re giving them a place to start, a place to grow, a place to have their first job, a place to really plug into the music industry.”

Kelly has worked with artists, such as Jars of Clay, TobyMac and Slash of Guns N’ Roses during her career, and she transfers those experiences to her students to help them succeed. Courses offered each semester at Sarah Kelly Music School will include music slam, music boot camp, songwriting and career coaching.

Sarah Kelly Music School
9595 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 6255, The Woodlands
281-687-3307
www.sarahkellymusicschool.com
By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.


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