Katey Wade

Katey W.

Minneapolis, MN

Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Whether you want to rock out in a band or strum by the campfire, we can make a plan that works best for you. You'll learn the basics (theory & physicality) and then we'll build from there.
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Katey teaches



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

Teaching since:

I graduated from a small, liberal arts university with a degree in music, focus in vocal performance. I sing classical, opera, jazz, pop, and rock. I have performed at Lincoln Center in New York, the Vatican in Rome, and Disneyland with Dick Van Dyke! I've worked with kids for 10+ years and taught private lessons for adults while in San Francisco for 6 years.
I also teach and play piano, guitar, ukulele, and clarinet. In my free time, I write music with my guitar and ukulele, mostly about social justice and my kitty, Rumble.
PLEASE NOTE: I do not have a piano at my studio. I have a keyboard but, if you are a piano student, I recommend meeting at a location with a piano.

Don't let money hold you or your child back from learning an instrument. Please reach out to me if you would like a sliding scale fee.

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Music Teacher
Aug 2017 - Present
Sara's Music Lessons

Music lessons for all ages!

Music Leader
Feb 2015 - Feb 2015
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

Lead music for different events throughout the ELCA

Music Leader
Jun 2006 - Jun 2011
Lutheran Retreats, Camps, & Conferences

Prepared and played music for youth at overnight summer camp. Worked for 1 academic year as an outdoor school instructor and Music Director.


Music, focus in Vocal Performance
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
California Lutheran University

Photos & Videos

Starring in Bye Bye Birdie as Kim

Performing an Arts Song

Performing in Opera Scenes

Performing with Second Nature

Leading music at a youth worker's conference in Anaheim, CA

Performing at a wedding in Wisconsin

Jamming with a fellow musician in LA

Performing at a wedding in Santa Cruz, CA

Performing a capella with As One
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18 Reviews

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Kristen A. Jun 7, 2018
Classical Voice · In studio

I love my voice lessons! Katey has taught me how to support my voice with proper breathing and how to sing without straining my voice. She is gifted at demonstrating how our vocal exercises work to help me sing with the right technique. I look forward to my lessons and what I will accomplish when we meet.

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Hongfei Jan 27, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Katey is definitely a wonderful teacher. She is very patient and professional. I'm just a beginner of guitar but still fell very comfortable for me to learn from her.

Summer Oct 23, 2017
Singing · In home

She works very well with my 6 year old granddaughter.

Eileen Oct 9, 2017
Ukulele · In home

Great first lesson. Just what I needed!

Ryenne Oct 5, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Such a great teacher!!!

Luke Sep 19, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Katey is a wonderful musicians and a caring and attentive teacher. She understands music on a deep level and is great and making learning fun.

Natalie Sep 18, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Katey is a wonderful teacher and the warmest, loveliest, most fun human ever! You couldn't find a better person to work with. Whatever your goals, she will help you get to the next level.

Leslie Sep 17, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Katey is a great teacher! She's patient and can figure out what style of teaching works for you. She's super up beat and makes you feel like you can really understand how all of the chords work togther. Also she's a great guitar player herself, and you should make her play the song Firework by Katy Perry.

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Kevin Sep 16, 2017
Vocal Training · In home

Immense talent, and an even bigger heart -- these are the qualities that make Katey a teacher anyone would be lucky to have.

Calvin Sep 16, 2017
· In studio

Katey is the best! She's a fantastic musician and is wonderfully friendly and supportive. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a great music teacher.

Milo Magee Sep 15, 2017
Guitar · In home

Katey has been such a help with me since I began learning how to play ukulele. She's been such a great coach and taught me so much about music. I am extremely grateful for how patient she is with me and how much effort she put into teaching me the content! With her guidence, I learned how to effortlessly play Elanor Rigby by The Beatles! Thanks Katey!

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Audrey Sep 14, 2017
Singing · In home

Katey is a great voice teacher! She has taught me how to read music and my singing has improved and my confidence has grown with each private lesson! She is wonderful!

Terry Sep 14, 2017
Music Performance · In home

As a professional entertainer I can vouch for her musicality, voice, listening ability. Having performed with her on a few occasions she has an amazing ability to improvise and make her musical partner (me!) sound great. She will make you excited about singing!

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Jimmy Sep 14, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Katey is unquestionably one of the most talented musicians I have ever had the privilege of knowing, playing with, and learning from. Even after thirty years of piano and vocal training, I know that in many ways my ability and knowledge still pales in comparison to hers. Any student would be fortunate to have her as their teacher.

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Marianne Sep 14, 2017
Ukulele · In studio

Katey is a wonderful musician and teacher. She was kind, patient and made the lesson really fun! Bonus points for having a great sense of humor and a mind blowing voice to play along with. I would highly recommend her for instrumental and vocal lessons!

Amanda Sep 14, 2017
Singing · In home

Katey is one of the most genuine and enthusiastic people I've ever met and that comes across when she works with you. She is not only a talented singer herself, but is really good at finding what makes your voice special and how to complement it with the right songs. Katey is also incredibly musical and is able to accompany any song you pick on a variety of instruments. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone!

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Karen Sep 14, 2017
Singing · In home

Not only does Katey have one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard, her control, knowledge of theory, and attention to her student's needs is impressive. She has taught me so much about music and her personalized approach has allowed me to grow in my musical abilities. I highly recommend her to any one who is looking for a music teacher.

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Scott Sep 14, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Katie is a very positive and talented teacher. She is great with people of all ages that has the desire to become a better singer/musician. I would highly recommend her as a teacher to anyone.

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