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 Instructors

Billy Kidd

LOCATION
Sweetwater

ABOUT

What do you love about music?
I have always loved that music has no boundaries. Sonically, rhythmically, harmonically, the freedom to explore and create is infinite.


Who is your favorite artist?
If your music moves me, I’m a fan.


What are your top 5 desert island albums?
Brother to Brother by Gino Vannelli
The Royal Scam by Steely Dan
The Nightmare Before Christmas by Danny Elfman
Christmas by Michael Bublé
A Brazilian Love Affair by George Duke


Do you play in a band or currently perform?
I performed for a living from age 17 to 34. Now I love working behind the scenes, composing, arranging, producing, and directing. Did I say that I just wrote a musical?

PHOTOS

BIOGRAPHY

Performer, composer, arranger, producer, and educator, Billy Kidd began his musical career as a 19-year-old backup singer/keyboardist with Cher and with the Hudson Brothers. He went on to perform on multiple world tours with Barry Manilow, including a stint on Broadway. A Berklee College of Music grad, he has also worked as a jingle singer, a composer, an arranger, a producer, and a music director in Boston, Los Angeles, and Nashville. As an educator, Billy taught music and P.E. at Currey Ingram Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee, a school specializing in teaching students with learning differences, and has taught private lessons for over 25 years. Most recently, he was the music director for the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre and has just completed writing his first musical. In his spare time, Billy is an avid tennis player. Billy can bring his wealth of experience to help you grow.


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