Nirvana Kelly is a professional violinist and violist in the Atlanta. She currently performs with her internationally touring band, Little Tybee. Performance highlights include a featured showcase at the SXSW, Pop Montreal, and Kalu Yala in Panama. Nirvana has toured with River Whyless, Chon, and Kindo. Nirvana also performs with the CoResonance string quartet. Her talent is also featured on albums from musical acts such as Victoria Canal, Quiet Hounds, Jack Preston, Tai Burnette, and many others.
Nirvana studied viola at Georgia State University under Tania Maxwell Clements. She was also accepted to study abroad through the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki in Greece.
Nirvana is a passionate and dedicated music educator with over 10 years of teaching experience. She currently teaches teaches the Lower School Orchestra program at Pace Academy in Buckhead, Atlanta. In addition, she offers private lessons. Nirvana is also a Sound Learning teaching artist with Georgia State University, and has done orchestra residencies at Drew Charter School. She formerly taught elementary school orchestra with Crescendo Strings Academy.
Photographer: Brock Scott