Rose Kern has loved music ever since she was able to talk as a baby. Over the years she found music meant a lot to those around her as well as for her. She would hear music and feel the need to dance, make up songs while pretending her mini trampoline was her stage, and imagine herself as her favorite movie character. Participating and competing in local talent shows, Sing Around Nebraska, Honor Choirs, musicals, regional competitions, recitals, and her own music lessons she grew to appreciate the outlet that music brought to her and with others. She continued to be actively involved with music in her collegiate years graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan with a Bachelor of Arts and then a Master of Arts in Music Therapy from Immaculata University in Immaculata, Pennsylvania. In the 13 years of teaching lessons Rose has learned that everyone has their own personal connection to music while developing music skills. For Rose piano helped her to destress after school and tell a story using the piano keys. Singing helped Rose to find her own voice. Playing drums helped to coordinate her left and right hands and as an adolescent she found it meant she could be cool like her favorite musician. Music assisted her in taking steps out of her comfort zone to challenge herself. Over the years Rose committed to training in guitar, voice, piano, and percussion with varying approaches that were enriching and proficient from instructors specific to the instrument and then to a therapy setting. Rose is currently a board-certified music therapist and newly licensed business owner of Reaching Ivy, LLC offering Music Together with 402 Arts Collective. Her dream is to reach the Omaha community empowering families using music and building on the relationship that individuals have with music in their families. Her goal as an Arts Instructor is to grow students in their personal expression with their instrument. Lessons support structure, preferences, personal expression, adapting with learning styles, and are built on strengths assessed by Rose. Accountability is set between students and Rose in practicing lessons and is the responsibility of the student where Rose and students determine a reward system for the work put in. Rose offers lessons to all ages as she enjoys adapting her skills from one student to another. When she is not teaching lessons Rose can be found spending time with her family and coming up with different creative projects using art, music, and writing.



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Monday: 6-8pm (Benson Studio)
Wednesday: 6-8pm (Benson Studio)
Saturday 12:30-3:30pm (West Lesson Studio)

Lessons Offered


Contact Info

(402) 935-7798