Aly Peeler Kavanaugh
Aly Peeler Kavanaugh is skilled in playing the ukulele, is a singer songwriter, vocal coach and mentor, master of ceremonies and event promoter. Aly likes teaching for AFA because she loves the determination and diversity of her students. She also loves her fellow instructors, saying, “They are some of the most talented artists I know.”
Aly runs a very successful open mic every Wednesday for the past seven years, originally at the Side Door Lounge, currently at Down Under on 3530 Leavenworth. For the past five years, she has volunteered her time mentoring young, promising artists.
Her first young artist just signed with BMG records - very exciting! She loves working with young people and giving them a platform to share their thoughts and ideas. She has recorded on my local albums including Mitch Oettman and Collin Smith of the Cosmic Smiths and is currently working on releasing her Lollaby album. She performs regularly thought Omaha and the United States. Aly has a cable show on Omaha’s cable channel KPAO (ch. 22) that highlights local songwriters and poets, called Omaha Sound. They are currently working on a second season. She has been nominated three times for Omaha Entertainment Arts Awards’ best singer songwriter and “Artist of the Year”.
She has a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Anthropology with a focus on archeology from Iowa State University.
“ I believe it is so important for us to encourage young people to find creative outlets in life. It is a privilege to teach people music and songwriting as a means of processing our lives.”