- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
FORMER SUBSTITUTE BASSOON WITH LINCOLN, OMAHA AND ROUND ROCK SYMPHONIES
- Teaches students:
- Ages 9+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2005
I am currently a performing bassoonist in the US Navy Band. I was an international semi-finalist at MQVC (2014), I performed with Aspen Summer Music Festival in 2010. I am a former substitute bassoonist for the Omaha, Lincoln and Round Rock Symphonies.
The University of Texas at Austin — Bachelors of Music, 2010- 2013
Eastman School of Music 2008-2010, (transfer)
Perform on the bassoon with the Navy Band and affiliated small ensembles.
Teach private music lessons and master classes to middle school, high school and adult students, encourage hard work, mark progress through recitals, tests and auditions, engage and inspire students.
Tutor music theory in a lab setting to children ages 4-14, document and reward progress, create homework assignments, test for learning and train aural skills.
Teach English to non-native speakers of various ages in a classroom setting.
Mu Phi Epsilon (ΜΦΕ) is a co-ed international professional music fraternity. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon has chapters both nationally and internationally. The fraternity supports achievement in music through the awarding of grants and scholarships, as well as music competitions, concerts, and summer music programs. Much of this work has been supported by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, an organization that has been in existence since 1963, as well as fundraising and donations.+ Read More
My son's first 2 lessons with Katie were very positive experiences. Katie is patient and kind and very efficient with the lesson time. As a beginner, there is much to know just to get the proper sound out. When my son's tone is not quite right, she tries to problem-solve with him to ensure proper technique, use of the reed (or simply, how to correctly put the instrument together). Katie knows how to use the video screen effectively so that my son can clearly see her fingerings. She has provided him tasks to work on in between lessons and is willing to help him with his school band music. She has even offered to be available to answer questions in between lessons. This is our first experience with online lessons and it is as good an experience as it can be when not in person. We highly recommend using Katie if you are learning bassoon.+ Read More
Katie is a wonderful teacher that is very passionate about her craft. The first year my son took lessons from Katie had made region band, and the second year he advanced to area.
I learned to identify pieces by their sound, we discussed style, genres and composers. I am a beginning musician (only read guitar tabs) and I learned about tonality in the classical system.