Mrs. Kerri G. Williams

Piano, Violin, Viola, Voice, Suzuki in the Schools, Recorder Teacher

Kerri Williams

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Pine Forge, PA

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, mezzo-soprano Kerri Laurence Williams is a vocal and violin soloist, piano accompanist, a music educator, church musician, choral and string ensemble director, and published songwriter/arranger.  She has studied piano, violin, and voice, beginning at the Chicago Conservatory of Music with H. Aylsa Crane. She also has studied with James Tolliver, Charles Parker, Barbara Creider, Joan Krzywicki, Rita McKinley Pride, and most recently with Rochelle Ellis.

Kerri completed a B. A. in Music and a B. S. in Elementary Education from then named Oakwood College, a M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Chestnut Hill College, a Master of Voice Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College, and a masters degree in Creative Arts Therapy and Counseling, Music Therapy from Drexel University. She has been trained in various music educational methodologies, including Kindermusik, Orff-Schulwerk, Dalcroze Eurythmics, Suzuki instruction (violin, piano).  Currently, Kerri is completing a D.M.A. in Music Education from Boston University.

Kerri performs internationally as a soloist and as a member of Singing City Choir of Philadelphia, and is the leader of Ujima Strings, a student ensemble. She is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas (and the Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association), and has served on the board of the GPSA. Other memberships include the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the American Music Therapy Association. Kerri is the music educator for the Pine Forge Academy,  Sharon Temple, Jessie R. Wagner, and Hillside Seventh-day Adventist Schools, and maintains a private studio where she teaches piano, violin, guitar and voice for preschoolers through adults. She is a regular church musician and choral director at Grace Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist church, St. Paul’s Baptist Church of Conshohocken, and Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

In her spare time, Kerri is working on publishing and recording projects of her compositions and arrangements. A teacher at heart, Kerri loves performing, but her proudest accomplishment is enabling and sharing in the successes of the many students and mentees who now minister as active and professional musicians in their own right.