Kate Wills

Kate W.

San Antonio, TX
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About

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

Teaching since:
June 2003

I graduated from UTSA in the Fall of 2008, with a Bachelor of Music with a Vocal and Piano Emphasis. I have been teaching private piano and voice for 11+ years. I am fun, energetic, and patient. It brings me such joy to be able to teach children something I am so passionate about!

*** Lesson Details ***
Students need to practice 15 minutes a day. They are required to complete everything that is assigned to them that week, and be prepared for their lessons for the following week. A beginner usually in 3-6 months should be familiar with reading the basic treble and bass clef staff, be familiar with dynamic markings, beginning to understand basic music theory, tempo and minimal sight reading. Voice students study basic vocal technique, and learning to sing properly.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I usually provide the books after the parents have paid for them. They should have their own instrument to work with.

*** Specialties ***
I use the Alfred method for piano.

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Experience

Lead vocal coach/broadway singing and dancing instructor
Jan 2008 - Aug 2010
LA Performing Arts

I was the lead vocal coach, and also was the instructor for Broadway classes which included learning how to sing properly and dance at the same time.

Education

Bachelor of Music/Minor in Geography
Aug 2001 - Dec 2008
University of Texas San Antonio

Awards

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Apr 2005
Southwest Texas singing

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2003

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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National Association for Music Education
Jan 2003

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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6 Reviews

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Aliyah Sep 8, 2017
Singing · In home

Great first lesson. Was unsure what to expect but Kate made us feel welcome and my daughter felt comfortable. Looking forward to the next lesson!

Clark P. Aug 19, 2015
Singing · In studio

My impression is that Kate is an experienced and knowledgeable instructor. Excellent lesson.

Gia Jul 2, 2015
Singing · Online

Within minutes, I could tell that she was a very haopy person and that I would have no problem talking with her. She also challenged me to sing outside my range. I felt unsure but she encouraged me and I did okay. I can't wait for my next lesson.

David A. Jun 29, 2015
Singing · In home

Kate is a very nice person and looks to be fun to work with. She was also very encouraging. I look forward to working with her and learning from her.

ElvaR Sep 7, 2010
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My daughter is really enjoying her lessons. She has grown very fond of Ms. Kate. She looks forward to her lesons.Keep up the good work Ms. Kate.

CindyG3 Aug 29, 2010
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The best instructer I have ever had!!

If you are looking for someone who is Kind, energetic, expressive, and patient, you have found the right teacher. You can tell right away, this woman knows, and absolutly loves what she does.

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