Kelly Mollnow Wilson holds a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Baldwin-Wallace College. Her teachers include Katherine Borst Jones, Mary Kay Fink and Liisa Ruoho. Ms. Wilson has nine years of teaching experience in the instrumental music department of the Wooster City Schools in Wooster, OH. While at Wooster, her responsibilities included directing the Freshman Band, assisting with High School Marching Band, teaching fifth and sixth grade woodwinds, and coaching middle school girls’ basketball and volleyball.
Ms. Wilson is a licensed member of Andover Educators, Inc., a consortium of music educators dedicated to preserving and enhancing the careers of musicians through accurate anatomical information and somatic awareness as applied to music-making. Through a unique and powerful tool called Body Mapping, Ms. Wilson helps students in all disciplines avoid injury and become better musicians. She has presented Body Mapping workshops for students and faculty at Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University, the International Flute Symposium at West Virginia University, members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and at the National Flute Associations Conventions in 2014, 2012, and 2006. She teaches a semester long class, Body Mapping for Musicians, at Oberlin Conservatory.
Ms. Wilson currently teaches privately and is a freelance musician in Northeast Ohio. She is a founding member of the Aella Flute Duo (www.aellafluteduo.com) and has performed at NFA Conventions in 2016, 2012 and 2011. She is the lead author/flute author of Teaching Woodwinds: A Guide for Students and Teachers (http://teachingww.com/), published in 2014. She is a Certified Restorative Exercise Practitioner and is currently training to become a massage therapist and NeuroKinetic therapist to expand her work with musicians with injuries. Kelly is a member of NAfME, OMEA, NFA, Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA), and is active with the Greater Cleveland Flute Society.