Katherine Tall

Katherine T.

Denver, CO
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Lesson Details

Classical Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I believe that music is not only enriching for the soul but also a life enhancement that builds confidence, self-discipline, and problem-solving skills for people of all ages. I always strive to be inclusive, patient, playful, and flexible, thus creating a safe and welcoming learning environment that supports each students’ individual self-expression.

Each lesson will incorporate ear training, theory, sight reading, practice tools, composition, and improvisation – skills that endure for a lifetime.

Learning any skill requires patience and discipline. I require all students to practice thirty minutes a day which you'll be tracking in your practice and goal journal. The type of practicing depends on what you seek to accomplish. Invest in yourself by earning a little every day, and you will always see improvement.
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About

Katherine passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Katherine delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
2006

Hello, and thank you for our interest in music lessons!

I've been playing piano since age eight, and teaching for over ten years. I love teaching teens and adults who are interested in writing their own music, but have experience teaching children as young as three years of age. My passion for piano shows through my own compositions, and I love exploring the meaning of life through music. I've recently released a full album of avant-pop piano songs called "Blind Opening" and am excited to get back into teaching music after a brief hiatus during the album completion.

Even before my exposure to piano at age eight, I've enjoyed my own form of composing by dictating the sounds I imagined in my head on paper. My initial inspiration to compose music on piano came from the movie “The Changeling” starring George C. Scott. The film’s supernatural plot, based off of a ghost story that took place in Denver (but was portrayed in Seattle in the film about a composer haunted by tragedy), first drew me in to the idea of working to become a pianist composer. It also called upon my belief that music is a way of connecting with otherworldly entities and experiences. I've been defining and honing my composition style and skill while paving my creative direction since my conservatory studies. Aside from solo music work, I also draw, create stop-animation videos, paint, sculpt, and write poetry - much of it inspired by my favorite composers, Star Trek, and the great outdoors.

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Experience

Music Instructor
Jan 2007 - Present
Katie Tall, LLC

Provide music learning experiences for all ages. Lead student recitals and performance classes; design curriculum and supplemental music education experiences. Also instructed pre-school-aged and school-aged children through Maestro Music Institute, Ticked Ivories, and I Love A Piano Summer Camp. Lead workshops for children age 6-15 using percussion and piano as tools to teach children music ensemble and composition skills.

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Education

Piano Performance and Composition
Aug 2009 - Dec 2011
Metropolitan State College of Denver (continuation of study)
Piano Performance and Composition
Sep 1999 - Mar 2004
University of Denver - Lamont School of Music

Awards

Metropolitan State University of Denver Piano Concerto Competition Winner
Nov 2010
Metropolitan State College of Denver Piano Department

Photos & Videos

Album fundraising concert, July 2017

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Metro State Piano Concerto Competition, March 2011

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This is Katie Tall's 2018 Tiny Desk Contest Entry. She's performing her song "Birdie" from the self-released album "Blind Opening".

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