Kelli Larson studied guitar at Boise State University under Dr. Joseph Baldassarre. She was a 1992 Summa Cum Laude graduate, earning a Bachelor of Music degree with a guitar performance emphasis. She began taking students in 1989.
In 1995, she brought the Childbloom Guitar Program to Boise and has been the Director of the Boise program since that time. Childbloom has awarded her the following honors: Motivator Award, Outstanding Program, Outstanding Director, Teacher of the Year and Childbloom’s highest honor, the Master Teacher Award.
Several of Kelli’s students have gone on to study music in college, two of which have become Childbloom instructors, themselves. It is estimated that one in a thousand students go on to a career in music. With that in mind, her goal is to inspire each student to a love of music and cultivate the skill for them to be able to incorporate it into their lives at whatever level to which they aspire.
Jessica Everett has been playing guitar since age 9. She took lessons through Childbloom Guitar for 9 years. She fell in love with the instrument and that love has only grown over the years. She has participated in many music festivals over the years and played at many venues including Disney Magic Music Days, Boise’s Festival of Trees, a recording session at Twentieth Century Fox studios in Hollywood, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and various local coffee shows. Jessica studied music at The Master’s College for 4 years, during which she participated in the annual Christmas concerts, played for the Jazz Band, the Wind Ensemble, and participated in 6 musical theatrical performances. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Youth Ministry and has been teaching guitar since 2009. She has been teaching for Childbloom Guitar since September of 2011.