285 Route 211 WEST
Suite 7
Middletown, NY 10940
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Kelly's Music Corner 

"We'll put a smile on your face and a song in your heart!"

Kelly's Music Corner Staff

Kelly Esposito-Broelmann

Owner & Licensed Maestro Kindermusik Educator
Kelly Esposito-Broelmann ("Miss Kelly") has been a licensed Kindermusik Educator since 2008.  Kelly was born and raised in Middletown, NY and is thrilled to be able to offer such a beneficial program right here in her hometown.  A trained classical singer with a Bachelor of Music from Westminster Choir College and a Master of Music from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Kelly has performed both nationally and internationally as a recitalist and opera singer.  After the birth of her son in 2007, Kelly started coursework to become a Kindermusik Educator.  Proud to be a business owner and licensed educator, Kindermusik has been the absolute perfect blend of Kelly's love of music, teaching and children.  Starting out small back in 2008 allowed Kelly to focus on being a new mom to her beautiful baby boy.  With the Kindermusik classes growing every year, Kelly soon outgrew her cozy studio.  In March of 2015, Kelly expanded into what is now an almost 2,000 square foot space allowing her Kindermusik classes to increase in size!  Additionally, there is a large room which is perfect for hosting birthday parties (and a variety of other things...including meetings and classes) and there are three lesson rooms for piano, voice, and guitar lessons!  In addition to teaching all of the Kindermusik classes at Kelly's Music Corner, Kelly also teaches a group voice class for young singers ages 7-11!  Miss Kelly was thrilled to be named a Kindermusik Maestro Educator by Kindermusik International for the fourth consecutive year in May of 2017!

Our Team of Teachers

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Sharon Satkowski

Piano

Sharon Satkowski (Miss Sharon) began her music career taking piano lessons at age 9. As a student at Cornwall High School, she accompanied choruses and musicals as well as volunteered with the elementary school choruses. Sharon also learned to play the organ and, while in high school, became the organist for the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church. For many years she also accompanied Community Theatre at the Bethlehem Summer Music Festival.

 Sharon attended SUNY at Fredonia and received a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education as a piano major. She also received her Master's Degree in Music Education at Western Connecticut State University.

Sharon's teaching career began at Valley Central School District, where she taught elementary and middle school general music and chorus. She spent many happy years with thousands of students until her recent retirement. During retirement, Sharon has been teaching piano lessons to beginner and intermediate students. Sharon loves the enthusiasm the young students bring to their lessons!

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Brianne Thompson

Piano
Brianne (Miss Bri) has been teaching private piano lessons since 2008 and has enjoyed being able to share her love for music with students!  Brianne grew up in Goshen, where she started playing the piano in the 2nd grade and immediately fell in love with the instrument.  She went on to study voice privately and continued her music career through high school, performing in various bands, choirs and musicals.  Brianne received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Westminster Choir College in 2006 and went on to pursue a Master's Degree in School Counseling.  In addition to teaching privately, Brianne accompanies for various concerts and recitals and sings in a quartet at Mount Saint Mary College, where she is currently employed. 
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Kathryn Hopper-Lucas

Voice

Kathryn (who prefers to be called, Katie!)  has been a Music Educator in Orange County since 2005 and is currently the Choral Director at Twin Towers Middle School.  Katie grew up in Middletown, attending Middletown Schools where she excelled in music, participating in numerous vocal and instrumental ensembles.   She also studied voice and piano privately.  Katie holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education with a concentration in voice from Messiah College  (2005) and a Master of Science in Education from SUNY New Paltz (2009).

As a member of the Messiah College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, Katie participated in several regional and international tours.  Her voice can also be heard on three of the ensemble's published recordings.  She also had the honor of performing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Grammy Award winning conductor and composer, Stuart Molina.   

While trained as a classical singer, Katie also has a huge passion for musical theater, having studied it in both high school and college and has since been involved in musical productions at Middletown High School and Twin Towers Middle School.  

Katie is very excited to be teaching at Kelly’s Music Corner and looks forward to sharing her love of music with her students!

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Gregory Bennett

Voice

Gregory Bennett will be teaching Private Voice beginning in September 2017. Mr. Bennett will begin his 24th year of music education and has spent the last 23 years of his career right here in Middletown at Middletown High School. He grew up here in Middletown and graduated from Middletown High School, before attending Orange County Community College, SUNY New Paltz, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Applied Music and Vocal Performance. Mr. Bennett has also attended the University of Connecticut and holds advanced degrees from SUNY New Paltz and Long Island University. He has taught private voice instruction to a number of students around the area over the years, who have been selected to All-Eastern, All-State, Area All-State, and All-County, as well as preparing several of them for college auditions. He currently directs and teaches the Middletown High School Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorale ensembles, as well as the extra-curricular show choir, Pipers. Mr. Bennett was an inaugural GRAMMY Music Educator nominee and Semifinalist, has received a number of directorial and performance honors during his tenure at Middletown, and during the past three years, has been directing the Enlarged City School District of Middletown’s “Middie Music Camp” Elementary and Middle School choral ensembles. Under Mr. Bennett’s direction, the Middletown High School Choir program has grown to more than 200 members, and has consistently received Superior and Excellent ratings at contest.

Mr. Bennett currently lives here in Middletown with his dog, Harmony. In his spare time, he loves to play and watch tennis, and likes to travel in to New York City to go see Broadway shows.

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Fortune Esposito

Guitar

Mr. Esposito started his music career as a guitar teacher at the young age of fourteen and has been teaching ever since!

Fortune possesses a Bachelor Of Music degree in music education from the Crane School Of Music at SUNY Potsdam.

He taught music in the Middletown City School District for over thirty years, where he was the director of award-winning choirs and also produced and directed numerous musical theatre productions.

Mr. Esposito was also the band leader of the popular wedding band, "The Fortune Trio" for thirty years, and today serves as musical director and guitarist for Jenna Esposito, performing across the United States!  Fortune is thrilled to be offering guitar lessons at Kelly's Music Corner!
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Rob Broelmann

Guitar & Bass Guitar

Rob Broelmann graduated from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, with a Bachelor of  Music degree in 1996.

He has since gone on to teach instrumental music in the Middletown City School District and currently is a professional bass guitar player, playing locally and frequently performing in Manhattan.

Mr. Broelmann is happy to be joining the teaching staff of Kelly’s Music Corner and is very excited to be offering lessons on guitar and bass guitar, as well!

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