- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
We'll start with the basics (posture, placement, theory, breath) and build from there. As you are learning about your instrument, I am learning how best to support you. Every person is unique and your instrument is no different. Depending on your knowledge and ability, I can speed up the process or slow it down.
- 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.
Music lessons for all ages!
Lead music for different events throughout the ELCA
Prepared and played music for youth at overnight summer camp. Worked for 1 academic year as an outdoor school instructor and Music Director.
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.+ Read More
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.
She works very well with my 6 year old granddaughter.
Great first lesson. Just what I needed!
Such a great teacher!!!
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.
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.
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.+ Read More
Immense talent, and an even bigger heart -- these are the qualities that make Katey a teacher anyone would be lucky to have.
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.
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!+ Read More
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!
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!+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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!
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!+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.