Kevin Brawley is an educator, children’s choir director, and advocate for functional music education. He has been a public school teacher for nine years in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools at Torrence CreekElementary, and a private guitar teacher for nine years prior to that. He has over 25 years experience as a national touring, composing, and recording artist.
As a teacher, Kevin believes in every child’s ability to learn regardless of circumstance or background. He prides himself on having an inclusive and positive learning environment for all of his students –especially those with disabilities. His energetic and unorthodox teaching style is focused on student engagement, a willingness to search for unexpected teaching moments, and honest personal relationships with each of his students, which make the rigorous concepts he teaches easy to for them to get excited about.
As a speaker, Kevin has an energetic and uplifting presence and burns to see a revival in education. He is passionate about removing the limitations of what people believe is possible in a classroom. Where others may see obstacles, Kevin sees opportunity for innovation and an infusion of new ideas. He has spoken around the country sharing innovative ways to teach students with autism, at local business events, as well as to undergraduate music education students at UNC-Charlotte.
In 2015, Kevin began working to outfit his elementary school with a professional level recording studio.After being named one of only 30 National Music Teachers of Excellence by Nashville’s CMA Foundation
in 2019, and with grants awarded locally by the CMS Foundation and other private donors – his dream became a reality in the spring of 2020. Kevin has received numerous awards and recognition for his work, including being named the UNC-Charlotte Young Alumnus of the Year in 2019, UNC-CharlotteMusic Department Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2020, Teacher of the Year at Torrence CreekElementary and finalist for NLC Teacher of the Year in 2018.
Kevin lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, three children, and two dogs. When he is not teaching or speaking about music, he is most likely found in the studio creating it or on the lake listening to it.