School Programs

Kelly’s greatest pleasure is sharing her story with students, teaching and inspiring them to overcome their own obstacles through creative self-expression. Using interactive, timed creative writing exercises Kelly helps students express themselves in an emotionally safe environment. Kelly’s innovative workshops help students learn to “self-express” through journaling and poetry. The workshops are interactive and fun and can also include a mini-concert where Kelly shows the students firsthand just what is possible if you work hard and believe in yourself.

Music for Change

Music for Change (M4C) is a Cincinnati-based 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization focused on providing guitar instruction workshops, songwriting programs, and online guitar lessons to underserved and underfunded schools and communities nationwide. M4C also provides music programs nationwide to as many U.S. service veterans as possible, many of them suffering from physical, mental, or emotional disabilities including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Writing for Change

As an extension of her educational work with Music for Change, Richey became a writing facilitator through Women Writing for (a) Change and has created her unique writing program, A Piece of Paper Always Listens, where she presents writing workshops, school programs, and incorporates writing practices into her private coaching sessions.