Kat McDowell

Kat M.

Los Angeles, CA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Do you need help writing your first song? Or do you need feedback on lyrics or how you can take your songs to the next level? I have written over 1000 songs and released more than 80 of them. My songs have been placed on commercials and took me to the finals of the Guitar Center Singer Songwriter Competition in 2015. I love writing catchy melodies and would love to help you develop your craft!
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Kat teaches



Kat delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

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. Music brings me such joy I hope to bring that to our classes and help you grow in a fun and encouraging way!

Currently I still primarily work as a full time musician so I will only be teaching part time. I am finishing and working on releasing my fourth studio album 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 through skype 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!

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Singing / Songwriting and Social Media teacher
Jan 2017 - Present
Musician's Institute

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.


Bachelor of Performing Arts (Major: Jazz Vocals)
Jan 2002 - Jan 2006
University of Auckland


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Independent Music Awards VOX POP Winner
Mar 2018
Independent Music Awards
Guitar Center Singer Songwriter Competition Finalist 2015
Jan 2015
Guitar Center
#1 Vinyl Charts in Japan
Apr 2007
Billboard Japan

Photos & Videos

This is one of my music videos of an original song called "A Little Rain"
Photo by Kat M.

Language of My Heart - Original song and lyric video

2 Reviews

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Asia P. Feb 19, 2018
Ukulele · In home

Terrific easy to work with!

Shannon Nov 9, 2017
Ukulele · In home

Super friendly, upbeat and patient! Can’t wait until the next lesson!

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