Katie Gornick

Katie G.

Princeton, NJ

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Katie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 7+

Teaching since:
May 2006

Katie Gornick has been a sought after vocal instructor in the central New Jersey, Philadelphia, and NYC regions for the past decade. She graduated from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ with both B.M. and M.M. degrees in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. She enjoys a varied career as both an educator and as a performer.
As a vocal teacher, Katie specializes in Musical Theatre, Classical, and Contemporary Commercial styles of singing. Her students have taken top honors at Regional and All-State Festivals as part of NJMEA and PMEA as well as at various vocal competitions; most recently the Mid-Atlantic Music Teacher's Guild where she also serves as an adjudicator. Her students frequently take workshops in New York City with notable Broadway artists and composers and audition regularly for Broadway and Regional Theatre productions. Many of Katie's students have been accepted and are continuing their educations at top college music theatre, music education, and acting programs.

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Experience

Voice Faculty and Music Theatre Director
Mar 2016 - Present
Music Nation Academy

Music Theatre Director and Acting Coach
May 2010 - Sep 2016
The Allegra School of Music and Arts

Shows directed/music directed
All Shook Up --2016
Xanadu--2016
Legally Blonde the musical--2015
Avenue Q: School edition --2014
Into the Woods--2014
Urinetown--2013
Annie Warbucks--2013
Little Women the musical --2012
Dear Edwina--2012
13 the musical--2011

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Senior Voice Faculty
May 2010 - Sep 2016
The Allegra School of Music and Arts

Education

Master of Music-Vocal Performance and Pedagogy
Sep 2008 - May 2010
Westminster Choir College of Rider University
Bachelor of Music-Vocal Performance
Sep 2004 - May 2008
Westminster Choir College of Rider University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French Diction
Professional Proficiency
German Diction
Professional Proficiency
Italian Diction
Professional Proficiency
Latin Diction
Professional Proficiency

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Sep 2016

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

Mid Atlantic Music Teachers Guild
Apr 2011

The Mid Atlantic Music Teachers Guild (MAMTG) was founded by a group of professional music educators from the Tri-State area to establish and maintain high professional teaching and ethical standards, exchange music-related ideas, information and fellowship among colleagues, promote music education in our area, and to provide a platform for area music students to display their talents in a competitive environment. The Guild has been recognized as a viable musical organization throughout the entire Mid-Atlantic and New England States.

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Johanna J. Oct 20, 2016
Piano · In home

Katie was super friendly and encouraging!

Carolyn Beard Oct 4, 2016
Singing · In home

Katie is the voice teacher I always wish I had! She is extremely qualified, articulate and so positive. After only one lesson with her, I'm feeling more confident in my voice than ever before. I'm so excited to continue lessons with her!

Vanessa Sep 29, 2016
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Katie is an outstanding voice instructor. I began taking lessons with her about two years ago and I can already see a big improvement in my vocal strength and overall skill. She is positive, patient, and thorough with her teaching. She is passionate and always gives 100% in her lessons. Katie provides a warm and comfortable atmosphere for her students and makes lessons fun and constructive. Katie has also helped me prepare for several singing and acting auditions. I highly recommend Katie to anyone with a desire to improve their skills in singing (acting, and/or auditioning).

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Richard K. Sep 21, 2016
Singing · In home

Wonderful. Spot on. Gets down to basics quickly and has the knowledge and ear to help you perform at your best. She has amazing chops, too.

Logan Sep 19, 2016
Musical Theater · In studio

Katie is the best voice teacher I've ever had. She is so kind and passionate and gives 110% to absolutely everything. She really cares about the success and wellbeing of her students, and works herself to the bone to accommodate her students and friends. She is extremely fun to be around and keeps her students engaged throughout the entire lesson.

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Amartya Sep 17, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

Ms. Katie really changed my life as a vocalist. Up until before I started taking lessons with her, I was confused on how to better myself as a singer. I was complacent and lazy when I came to practicing music. I was one of the better singers in my school, but I wanted to become one of the best in the state. I eventually decided to take lessons from Ms. Katie after attending a workshop run by her. After a couple of lessons with Katie, I immediately saw the difference. From being rejected from my Regions and All-State Choir the previous year, I was able to not only get into both choirs that year, but also score very well in my section. I also had the immense pleasure of working with Ms. Katie in a production of the musical "All Shook Up!" Having had only classical vocal training prior to the production, Ms. Katie really helped me develop the ability to sing the genre of musical theatre. She is one of the most talented vocalists and teachers I have ever worked with, but equally as important, Ms. Katie is able to connect with not only myself, but all her students on a personal level, which only benefits the student. Without Ms. Katie, I would still be the complacent immature singer that I was in the past. She brings an incredible passion and energy to her profession, and I strongly recommend her to any voice student looking to better themselves and do great things in music!

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Teresa Sep 17, 2016
Singing · In studio

I've had a great experience with Katie! She has been one of the best teachers I've had and she has really helped me improve my voice tremendously. She is a very teacher/ mentor and any kid would be lucky to learn from her.

Tapasya Nangpal Sep 17, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

I have been a student of Ms. Katie for 5 years, and everything I have accomplished in the field of music is thanks to her! Not only is she a phenomenal singer, she is an amazing teacher and mentor. Whenever I need help for an audition, I can always go to her for advice. With her extensive background in classical, and musical theatre I know I can rely on her for something that will take my performance to the next level. She also has a network of other professional performers who come in for workshops (where they give insight to students who perform for them). I strongly reccomend her for anyone looking for an intensive experience in vocal training. I guarantee that you will develop a life long love for singing with her!

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Dana Sep 14, 2016
Musical Theater · In studio

Katie is by far the best voice teacher I've ever had. Over my 5-6 years as her student, I've grown in so many ways. Her technical vocal knowledge is phenomenal, and her teaching styles are always special and individualized to fit whatever student she teaches. She always makes sure that every single one of her students gets the attention and technique they need to succeed. Not only is she the best at what she does, but she has taught me countless lessons that have helped shape me into the person I am today. The opportunities she has given me to be more involved in my local arts community are abundant, and has led me to so many other opportunities I would not have gotten otherwise. She truly cares about her students in a way that helps them grow into not only the best singers, but the best people they can be.

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Erika Sep 14, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

Katie is one of the most talented teachers and singers I know. She is loved by her students and I enjoy seeing how far her students progress, and how much they grow in their love for singing while learning from Katie. She has a vast background of knowledge and performance experience, and is able to work with any ability level from beginner to seasoned singer/performer. Not to mention she has a great sense of humor and is so much fun to work with! I cannot recommend her enough.

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Shelley Sep 14, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

Katie is by far one of the best voice teachers in the area. Under her instruction, many of her students have won regional vocal competitions. My son went from having no singing experience to winning 2nd place in a vocal competition, after working with Katie. She's very talented, inspirational, energetic, and warm. She truly cares about all of her students and their success. She continues to be a mentor to many students, even when they go off to college.

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Catherine Sep 13, 2016
Musical Theater ·

Katie changed my life. I started taking lessons with her when I was 14 and my growth has been exponential. I came to her with a raw belt and no head voice. Three years later my voice has become much more controlled and trained, my range has expanded beyond anything I thought possible, and my head voice is developing nicely. I cannot thank Katie enough for all she has done. Voice lessons are my favorite part of my week and I am so lucky that I have the privilege of getting to work with Katie.

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Ethan Sep 13, 2016
Theater Acting · In studio

This summer I did my first show with Katie and it was one of the most amazing experiences in my acting career. Katie has a good grasp of her students range, whether it be voice or role. I strongly recommend any students visit Katie.

Emily Sep 13, 2016
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As a fellow voice teacher, I can attest that Katie is one of the best. When I need a someone trustworthy to take over my students, Katie is one of the first people I go to. I choose Katie so often because she knows how the voice works, and her students sing with a healthy vocal production across the board. Within that, her Broadway instruction in top-notch, and her students sound fantastic. Katie's bubbly personality combined with her breadth of experience in teaching (including guiding students through competitions) make her one of the best!

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Tyneisha Sep 12, 2016
Singing · In studio

Katie Gornick is not only a fantastic vocalist, but also a great teacher. She has the skills and knowledge to push your voice to the next level. She is great at breaking things down, and encouraging you to always keep improving. She has a true love for teaching and making her students better performers. Study with her! You won't regret it.

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Kelsey L. Sep 12, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

Katie teaches at one of the studios I teach at and she is an AMAZING instructor. I have heard her students improve so much over the last couple of months and her demeanor with the kids is excellent. She just has a way of making everyone feel comfortable and good about themselves. She is also an expert at musical theatre and I was so impressed with her ability to put together an amazing showcase after just 5 days of working with students. Booking lessons with Katie will be a wonderful experience for you or your child!!

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Tom Sep 12, 2016
Vocal Training ·

I've had the pleasure of working with Katie for many years. She is highly trained, dedicated, and goes above and beyond for all of her students. Her lessons are carefully planned and are fun and engaging for students of all levels. She truly is a master teacher and performer with a heart of gold

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Kyle Sep 11, 2016
Singing · In studio

Katie was an amazing instructor who helped me achieve so much in my high school and collegiate choir and musical theatre career. She guided me with positive feedback in preparing for musical auditions and PMEA music. A great educator!

Laura Sep 11, 2016
Musical Theater · In studio

Katie Gornick was one of the first people to truly believe in me and inspired me to pursue music. She cares deeply about each and every one of her students and she does her very best to make them feel special, wanted and accomplished. She has the unique ability of creating an incredibly supportive and safe environment, perfect for artistic and emotional growth. I studied musical theater with her for several years and in that time, my confidence and musical ability grew exponentially. I am now in college studying Music Education with a concentration in Voice. I aspire to be as great a music teacher for my own students as Katie was for me.

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Isabella Sep 11, 2016
Singing · In studio

Katie is really chill, I like her work ethic because it's like super efficient but also really positive. Me and my friends have done her pop workshops before and I really recommend her.

Leena B. Sep 11, 2016
Music Performance ·

I've grown so much over the past several years thanks to Katie's instruction. I was a complete beginner upon starting classes with her, and now I have the confidence to sing at events and pursue opportunities that I wouldn't have before. As a result of Katie's instruction, I have been accepted into the New Jersey Region Choir for high school students, I have performed and attended master classes held by Broadway professionals, and I have gained the experience to help me succeed on stage. She is very versatlie in the types of genres she teaches (Musical Theatre, Classical, Pop...etc.) and as a result, I have knowledge in several different styles of singing. We worked on breathing, intonation, and presence - all of which have helped me tremendously. I would recccomend Katie Gornick to anybody seeking growth and versatility when it comes to their vocal performance.

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Gabe Sep 11, 2016
Audition Prep · In studio

I have never taken private voice lessons with Ms. Gornick, however I have attended her musical theater workshops. I once brought in an audition piece I picked an hour before the workshop and I was worried she wouldn't be able to help me. It was quite the opposite as even with 20 other kids in the room in a 3 hour period, she improved my singing. She taught me about posture and where to correctly breathe and where my sound should be coming from and not to strain. I now use these techniques whenever I sing and it's helped me prove a lot to my teachers at school for choir and the musicals. If Katie transform my performance and voice in 3 hours, just imagine what she could do as a private voice teacher.

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Bonnie C. Sep 11, 2016
Singing · In studio

My daughter Jillian had trained with Katie Gornick for 5 years and she learned so much in that amount of time. After every lesson, Katie would come speak to me or my husband about my daughter's progress and I always knew what was going on with her voice. Her voice has made leaps and bounds with Katie's guide. My daughter is now a knowledgeable and confident performer. In addition to singing, my daughter's performance itself includes so much acting and emotion to truly make it a true performance. My daughter sings multiple genres and has performed in many ensembles such as All-States and Regions. She also was admitted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society at her high school during her sophomore year. Katie has always aided her for every audition and is the most talented instructor I've ever seen. Not only is she talented, but Katie Gornick is truly a kind person that only wants the best for your child. She is compassionate and devoted to her job. She brings such a positive, energetic light to your children and will always help them reach their goals. Katie Gornick is the perfect option for a voice teacher.

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Jillian Sep 11, 2016
Singing · In studio

I've worked with Katie Gornick in the past and I can say confidently that she is the only teacher I could ever trust with my voice. She was my voice teacher for more than 5 years and all I have accomplished would not be possible without her help. I will be performing in the NJMEA All-State Mixed Chorus for the 2nd year in a row. I placed first soprano 2 in the the NJMEA Regions Mixed Chorus 2016. Recently I competed in the MAMTG Virtuoso Classical Voice category and placed 1st with in the senior division (15+ years old). She has also prepared me as well as many other students I know with musical theatre auditions, landing us many roles in the musicals. Along with classical and musical theatre genres, Katie has also taught me jazz, pop, and country to name a few. If you are looking for a teacher to teach you everything within music and singing, Katie Gornick will.

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Florence S. Sep 11, 2016
Broadway Singing · In home

Katie is an amazing teacher, very knowledgeable and highly motivated to make any child succeed. She is kind and patient and produces fabulous results!

Florence S. Sep 11, 2016
Broadway Singing · In home

Katie is a wonderful teacher. She posses a great deal of knowledge and love of teaching. She is patient kind and very easy to work with. I would strongly fly recommend her.

Pat Sep 11, 2016
Audition Prep · In home

Katie is the BEST you can find to teach your child music, audition prep, music theatre. .. She has worked diligently with my son Kyle resulting in him attending districts, regionals, states (3 times), and All-East choral festivals. He has starred in 11 musicals thanks to Katie's training. Katie has patience and knowledge to help your child be successful

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