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 16 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 may only have a few slots available but please feel free to reach out if you are interested in working with me. 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 currently teach online and 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 can also teach music theory, rhythm training and basic keyboard to help you become a knowledgable and well rounded musician if you want to work on multiple areas a once. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2004
Bachelor of Performing Arts (Major: Jazz Vocals)
Teaches ages 5+
Speaks Japanese, English
Has background check
I’ve had 5 sessions with Kat. She’s been so patient and encouraging and positive. I like that she helps me refine my technique and focus on details, like my finger placements and angles and the way I hold my arm. She gave me some fun songs and exercises that help me strengthen my fingerpicking and strumming. I can feel the difference in my ukulele playing from when I first started vs now!
Kat is an amazing teacher! Not only does she have a beautiful voice and attitude towards life, she is so knowledgeable about the art of singing. She always finds creative and supportive ways to ensure that I am comfortable to sing. I am excited for my lesson every week and always learn something new. I have noticed my voice strength improving and feel more confident in general. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Kat. I am forever grateful to have found her.
She is absolutely terrific!I I can’t wait for my next lesson . She is professional , experienced,kind and positive ! I’ve learned more from her my first 3 lessons than I have in all teachers I’ve had in the past combined . ....I feel fortunate to have found her !