- Teaches students:
- Ages 3+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
My name is Katie!
I’m from the sunshine state and I’m in my mid-20s with a passion to inspire passion in music!
I have been playing piano since I was a wee lass. Around 4 my parents put me in Children’s Music Academy in Denver, CO! It was a wonderful foundation for me to take off into music.
My education continued when we moved to Florida, I attended the local performing arts middle school, John Hopkins Middle School where I studied piano and guitar. I continued my studies at my performing arts high school in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High school. A mouthful, I know! We just call it PCCA around the 'burg. I had a few very influential teachers that gave me the inspiration to continue music in college. I was very lucky to find professors at UT that gave me the opportunity to pursue anything that piqued my interest and fan the flames of inspiration.
I graduated from the University of Tampa in 2016 and hold a Bachelors degree in Music with a focus in Classical piano! I also got a chance to study under some amazing local musicians and honed my skills in Jazz piano, guitar and bass. I have performed with various jazz ensembles and combos, performed in rock bands that have toured as far as TN and music directed two musicals locally in Tampa! I have taught guitar, piano and voice for over 8 years and look forward to inspiring the next generation of musicians!
I have taught for various music academies in Tampa as well as for my own studio for over 8 years in piano, guitar and voice as well as ukulele and Bass. I currently work for my own music studio located in Temple Terrace!
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Katie's been amazing in helping me pick up piano at my middle age and I absolutely love her teaching style. It's encouraging, intelligent, and has helped me feel confident to play. Highly recommend taking lessons from her!