Katie Higley

Katie H.

Spanish Fork, UT
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
If you take lessons with me, you can expect progression! This takes top priority in my mind. It is very important for my students to know that I encourage keeping track of their progress on their chosen instruments. Setting goals and reaching them can be very satisfying! I recognize that every student has different skill levels and I will teach to the style that they best adapt to. One final note to add, they will be loved!

About Katie H.

At just 6 months old my mom discovered me humming “Silent Night”. By age 2, I would sit in the bathroom, holding aloft a Reader’s Digest from which I would “read” aloud, belting gibberish at the top of my lungs. Needless to say, my mother quickly enrolled me in the children’s performing group “Sunshine Generation”, since then its been 23 years of singing, dancing, acting, playing piano, playing guitar and playing the ukulele non-stop.

I love music and I love teaching! I have been studying the subject for decades now, two and half to be exact. First, in private lessons with wonderful teachers, then in Junior High, and High School. Then I entered the realms of college at Citrus, Riverside City College and received my Bachelors Degree in Commercial Music from Brigham Young University. I am a music composer. I write music, lyrics, and score to Film/TV/promotional videos. I am currently on iTunes. I am loving and caring about the students I teach. I've had experience in teaching individual lessons to over 100+ students, singing with touring jazz orchestras, pop/rock groups and directing choirs.

Music is a lifestyle, and it is the lifestyle I love to live. If you want to learn your music skills, let me teach you! Im super fun and I will help you get to the next level! Thanks for reading this, I appreciate it. Don't you feel like you know me a little bit better?

*** Lesson Details ***
If you take lessons with me, you can expect progression! This takes top priority in my mind. It is very important for my students to know that I encourage keeping track of their progress on their chosen instruments. Setting goals and reaching them can be very satisfying! I recognize that every student has different skill levels and I will teach to the style that they best adapt to. One final note to add, they will be loved!

*** Specialties ***
Many genres excite me, however, I excel in Pop, Jazz, R&B, Classical, Country, Contemporary Christian, Broadway, and Singer/songwriter.

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Macy D.
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Enthusiastic, great with kids and knows her stuff.

Posted Jun 23, 2019
Paisley
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Katie, is amazingly talented and so sweet! My daughter Paisley felt comfortable and can’t wait for her next lesson.

Thanks!

Posted Apr 25, 2019
Emma H.
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Katie was s dream come true!!! She was amazing !!!

Posted Mar 29, 2019
Katie
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Katie made our daughter feel comfortable and love music from the very first lesson!

Posted Feb 19, 2019
Rebecca S.
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Katie is amazing. So talented and encouraging to me. She plays so many instruments and has a beautiful voice.

Posted Nov 2, 2018
Angela
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Katie is very knowledgeable and made my daughter feel comfortable and capable.

Posted Oct 29, 2018
TaraLyn M.
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What an awesome teacher! My daughter is so excited to continue with Katie, she really connected with her and made her feel great about her ability and opportunity to improve and strengthen her voice. She can't wait to go back! Her name is TaraLyn, not CaraLyn as posted.

Posted Aug 26, 2016
Tylee
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Katie is the best ever! My daughter really loved her teaching style, even though my daughter was really shy, Katie made her feel confident and comfortable. Katie really loves music and you can really tell that she is very sincere and great at what she does. So glad I found the best guitar—hopefully future voice instructor after guitar lessons!
I will highly reccomend Katie. She is an Awesome Guitar Instructor.
Thank you for checking in with our experience!

Posted Jul 28, 2016
Haley L.
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Great first lessons for my three daughters! Two are taking piano and one daughter is taking voice lessons from Katie! I love how she spent time getting to know each daughter and is now prepared to teach each daughter according to her need!

Posted May 23, 2016
Gavin L.
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Katie has blown me away with her skill and expertise! She is honest and easy to work with and has a passion for music and helping others grow. Thanks Katie for all that you do!

Posted May 9, 2016
Kate S.
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Katie is just the instructor that my daughter needed! She is encouraging, kind, patient and very knowledgeable. Not only can she play the guitar, but she knows how to teach it. She took a very personalized teaching approach to help my daughter be successful at guitar. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn guitar.

Posted Feb 10, 2016
Stan B.
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Great experience.

Posted Feb 3, 2016
Angela G.
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Katie is a kind and thoughtful instructor who listens to her students and wants to help them achieve their personal goals. She not only teaches notes of music, but life skills associated with learning new things. I am so grateful we found her!

Posted Jan 23, 2016
Justice K.
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We LOVE Katie! Fun, Positive, and excellent with beginner's. Highly recommend her.

Posted Jan 21, 2016
Baylee G.
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Katie is an upbeat, happy, skilled and intuitive teacher and mentor.

Posted Jan 7, 2016
Jess
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Very professional, patient and encouraging with our 8 year old.

Posted Nov 7, 2015
crysania P.
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You were fantastic! I cant wait to do some more lessons with you.... when I first meet someone I'm usually really shy I wasn't with you I felt I alreday new you, I love your personality how and you were teaching me about the different ways to sing oh and also your way pretty!!!

Posted Nov 6, 2015
crysania P.
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You were fantastic! I cant wait to do some more lessons with you.... when I first meet someone I'm usually really shy I wasn't with you I felt I alreday new you, I love your personality how and you were teaching me about the different ways to sing oh and also your way pretty!!!

Posted Nov 6, 2015
crysania P.
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You were fantastic! I cant wait to do some more lessons with you.... when I first meet someone I'm usually really shy I wasn't with you I felt I alreday new you, I love your personality how and you were teaching me about the different ways to sing oh and also your way pretty!!!

Posted Nov 6, 2015
crysania P.
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You were fantastic! I cant wait to do some more lessons with you.... when I first meet someone I'm usually really shy I wasn't with you I felt I alreday new you, I love your personality how and you were teaching me about the different ways to sing oh and also your way pretty!!!

Posted Nov 6, 2015
Katie W.
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She does a great job!

Posted Oct 23, 2015
Brian C.
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She is very patient which is what I need
and cares for teaching 😀

Posted Oct 3, 2015
Antonia
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Katie is a great teacher. She is knowledgeable, easy going and fun to work with... I would recommend her to anybody who wants to develop their music talent, both novice and already seasoned music learners. Thank you, Katie!:)

Posted Sep 12, 2015
Britain G.
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Katie is a wonderful teacher, very kind patient, and helpful when it comes to the individuals specific goals/learning needs. If your looking to learn piano, you can't go wrong with Katie. :)

Posted Sep 7, 2015
Leesie Clegg
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She is motivating and hopeful about your ability. She told me "I believe everybody has a voice. Like 99.5% of singing is courage." Not only that but instead of following a set lesson plan she works the lesson around you and the specific techniques you need or even want.

Posted Sep 4, 2015
Michelle R.
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Katie is extremely talented and I have enjoyed taking piano lessons from her. She has a great personality and inspires me to live my live with purpose and intent.

Posted Feb 22, 2015
JaimeL

Katie is awesome. Samantha loves her lessons and feels she is learning. Her confidence is growing as well.

Posted Nov 25, 2011
TomF3

Mr.

Years ago I majored in guitar at USC, and I taught it for years as well travelled around the world performing. I am particular with my daughter's teachers. Katie is great. She's knowledgeable, relates to my daughter well, and she sounds great, which is why we picked her in the first place!

Posted Nov 9, 2011

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Experience

PROJECTS
Jan 2010 - Present

Dellenbach Music

Composed and Performed for the following Projects: • Dance Dance Revolution - Magic Parade: Composed music and performed vocals. • FennWorld - Video of the country Turkey, and Iceland: Composed score and perfomed vocals. • Katie D. - Released EP album called Turquoise Feelings on iTunes, Amazon, ReverbNation, CDbaby, indiemusic.com, tinkerbox, etc. • Nik Day - Interesting Shades of Blue(album): back-up vocals. • WetWindows - Composed music for the musical DENSITY, soon to be the new Broadway sensation! Hopefully Debuting next Summer at the Scera Shell Orem, UT. • Illumin8ed Productions, Uphill Battle (Movie nationally released summer 2013) Song “She Knows” - arranged, recorded and performed vocals. • AromaTools – Modeled in retail store, & music composer for promotional videos: Diffusers & Romeo & Juliet Parody(Modern Essentials Book) • Lovestruck (Feature Film) - Music Editor

MUSICAL THEATER
Jan 2002 - Present

Miscellaneous Theater companies

Performed in the Following roles: • Reno Sweeney - “Anything Goes” • Dorthy - “Wizard of Oz” • Millie Dillmount - “Thoroughly Modern Millie” • Lina Lamont - “Singing in the Rain” • Ado Annie - “Oklahoma” • Mrs. Potts - “Beauty and the Beast” • Adelaide - “Guys and Dolls” • Crystal (Do-wop girl) - “Little Shop of Horrors” • Marty - “Grease” • Bunny - “Babes in Arms” • Rosemary - “How to Succeed in Business without ReallyTrying” • Mrs. Cratchet - “The Christmas Carol” *Additional Ensemble roles in 10 plays: Fiddler on the Roof, Once upon a Time, Bye Bye Birdie, Murder Mysteries (7 different plays)

STAGE
Jan 2000 - Present

Miscellaneous Stage Performances

Performed at the following venues: • Rosebowl - Performed with Night Shift and Blue Note Swing Orchestra • California Speedway - Sang the National Anthem • Marriott Center - Sang the National Anthem for BYU mens & womens basketball games • Energy Solutions Arena - Performed with William Close & the Earth Harp (NuSkin's Convention) • Utah State Capitol - Co-headliner with Ryan Innes(from "The Voice") and Jarrett Burns • Sandy Amphitheater - Opened for Jon Schmidt now known as "The Piano Guys" • Energy Solutions Arena - Performed with Alex Boye • Price City Civic Auditorium - Headling act • Riverside Plaza- Jazz Vocalist for Empire Swing Orchestra • Riverside County National Date Festival - Performing act • Marriott & Hyatt Hotels in Maui, HW - House band with Night Shift and The Blue Note Swing Orchestra • Salt Palace Convention Center - Performed in DoTERRA's Got Talent • Velour - Headlining act • Long Beach State University Pyramid - Sang the National Anthem • Corona Convelasant Home, Soup Bowl Event - Performing act • Norco Valley Fair - Sweepstakes winner for all around talent • Riverside Plaza - Performed with Empire Swing Orchestra • Orpheum Theater - Advanced to Hollywood Week for American Idol season 6

Education

Bachelors Degree in Commercial Music
Jan 2014 - Aug 2017

Brigham Young University

Music Technology
Aug 2011 - Jun 2012

Riverside City College

Languages

Music :)

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music Technology
Jun 2012

Riverside City College

Awards

Best In Life Award
Feb 2015

Kathryn Alexandra Dellenbach Higley

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Sep 2008
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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