Kailey Berry began her music education at the age of 7 in her hometown of San Diego, California. She went on to earn her BM in Vocal Performance at Southern Methodist University.
She has performed with professional ensembles such as Point Loma Opera Theatre, Lyric Stage, and the Carpe Diem String Quartet. Berry has also performed internationally at the Alba Music Festival, Cremona Music Festival, and at Accademia Musicale Chigiana. She has collaborated with musicians such as Maria Luigia Borsi, Vlad Iftinca, and Shane Peterman. Proven to be a versatile singer, she is best known for her jazz, country, opera and musical theatre styles.
Berry has a passion for teaching the next generation of musicians and has experience teaching all ages from toddlers to adults. She has taught voice privately and at music schools such as Zhen Music & Arts Institute, and Lake Highlands School of Music. She has taught at Highland Park United Methodist Church and is currently the Soprano section leader at Northpark Presbyterian Church. She has also made appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Brandywine Film Festival.
While Berry has worked with experienced musicians, she excels with younger students. During her time at San Diego Junior Theatre, Berry led a large number of young students in a musical theatre camp. With her students Berry focuses on incorporating the body with the voice to promote healthy singing as well as projection and presence that can be heard from a stage. She is thrilled to meet each of her students and help guide them to their uniquely crafted musical futures. She has extensive experience in piano teaching and in working with special needs students.