Chelsea teaches guitar, five-string banjo, uke, penny whistle, mandolin and beginning trumpet.
She has been playing and writing music since she was a child. She has performed in folk-punk, Irish, Riot Grrrl and old-time projects (and one alien-themed ska band.) She plays banjo, guitar, trumpet, fiddle, mandolin, penny whistle, bodhran, saws and sings in several groups around Gainesville, including The Improper Contraband, Fiona Bas, Wax Wings, Dirty Fist!, Cicada Shell and others.
With her bands, she has toured nationally and internationally since 2007 and recorded several studio albums. She has taught for Studio Percussion, The Gainesville Homeschool Resource Center, The Hippodrome Summer Camp and facilitated various music workshops at schools and organizations around Alachua County. She created and co-directs the Gainesville Girls Rock Camp. She enjoys teaching folk and acoustic music as well as rocking electric stuff. She likes teaching adults as well as kids.
Chelsea believes that music lessons can be a great source of self-esteem and an empowering outlet for self-expression for all ages and genders.