Kelley Taylor received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from the University of Arkansas, a Master of Music in Music Education degree from Southern Methodist University, and a Master in Education Administration degree from Texas A&M at Commerce. Her teaching certifications include Secondary Music (6-12) and Principal (EC-12).
Ms. Taylor originally grew up in Houston, Texas. She began her teaching career at a small district in Arkansas where she taught for three years. Then, spent the next fifteen years in Garland, Texas, a suburb of Dallas where she was honored with Teacher of the Year in 2011. In 2014 she moved to China where she enjoyed living and teaching at Shanghai American School for two years. While in China she founded and directed the Shanghai International Symphonic Band, a volunteer community band. In 2016 she moved to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where she taught secondary band and choir at GEMS American Academy Abu Dhabi for two years. She currently resides in Dhaka, Bangladesh where she teaches secondary band and guitar classes at the American International School Dhaka. She also enjoys conducting Cantemus, a local community choir, and serves as the musical director of Dhaka Classics.
Ms. Taylor enjoys travel and has visited over 50 countries around the world. She also loves hanging out with her Dalmatian, Jackson.