About Kat M.
Playing Music brings me such joy! I want you share that Joy with you by bringing that to our classes and helping you grow in a fun and encouraging way!
I'm a singer songwriter and have worked as a full time musician for the last 13 years. I graduated from Auckland University with Bachelor's of Performing Arts Majoring in jazz vocals, and am currently teaching at Musicians Institute in Hollywood.
Currently I still primarily work as a full time musician so I will only be teaching part time. I release original music, tour and play shows regularly both in and out of town. I was signed to Sony and Avex in Japan from 2007-2010 and still tour Japan once a year and spend much of my time in the studio writing songs for commercials and other artists.
I usually teach my clients at their home or online but depending on the time can also make the home studio available. I work with singers, guitarists, and songwriters in a wide age range, assorted skill levels with a variety of musical goals.
I can teach you how to sing with better technique, how to play acoustic guitar and the Ukulele and how to write songs and performance technique in the studio and on stage as a vocalist. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
Speaks English, Japanese
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Bachelor of Performing Arts (Major: Jazz Vocals) from University of Auckland
Kat helped me practice my skills to prepare for a songwriting camp. She is extremely knowledgeable and kind and I learned so much from her!!
Kat has helped me with more than my vocal technique, she helped me with my songwriting as well. She truly cares and is so helpful and so talented! She’s amazing!!
Kat is a wonderful teacher and very patient. Highly recommend her.
Kat is a very thoughtful and patient teacher. I started off with just Ukulele lessons but she soon encouraged me broadened my horizons and work on my singing as well. She's always very prepared and focuses as much on the why as the how, providing the context that fosters more wholistic learning. I highly recommend taking lessons from her!Show More
Kat is a great teacher and very patient. She has a talent for working through basic issues in a way that is easily graspable but without talking down to the student.
Amazing with kids!
Kay is a very talented and thoughtful teacher. Highly recommend her!
Terrific easy to work with!
Super friendly, upbeat and patient! Can’t wait until the next lesson!
I teach classes and one on one sessions at Musician's Institute in Hollywood where I help students achieve their dreams and goals in music.
University of Auckland
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Independent Music Awards