Pat Kelley

Senior Lecturer

Division: Contemporary Music
Program: Studio/Jazz Guitar

Expertise: Production, Studio Recording
Instrument: Guitar
Phone: (213) 740-7399
Email: pat@patkelley.com
Office: TMC 110

Biography

Artsong Music recording artist Pat Kelley has been a mainstay in the Los Angeles music scene for more than 30 years playing guitar on hundreds of sessions for records, television, motion pictures, and commercials. He has also toured in more than 30 countries with artists such as George Benson, Natalie Cole, David Benoit, Hubert Laws, Burt Bacharach, Dave Koz, and Tom Scott. Symphony orchestra performances include San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Tulsa, Houston, Atlanta, Toledo, San Antonio, and Auckland. Kelley has also written more than 100 songs that have been recorded and commercially released.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Federation of Musicians (AFM Local 47. Los Angeles)
  • Recording Musicians Association (RMA)
  • Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)
  • American Federation of Television and Radio Announcers (AFTRA)
  • Nation Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS)
  • Recording Musicians Association (RMA)

Professional experience

Recordings:

  • Reset
  • Perspective
  • In the Moment
  • Moonlight Dance
  • Good News
  • The Road Home
  • High Heels
  • I’ll Stand Up
  • Views of the Future

Publications:

  • Arpeggios for the Evolving Guitarist (Mel Bay Publications Inc.)
    This book is part of the Thornton School of Music guitar instructional series.