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Katie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 12+

Teaching since:
January 2011

I work one-on-one with singers and songwriters to help them develop a clear understanding of songwriting, ear training, and vocal techniques. My main focus is breaking down the technical aspects of music in an easy-to-grasp way so my students can express their creative side without becoming overwhelmed with the "music theory" side of things. I have a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Birmingham-Southern College, and have taught over 200 students in the past 4 years. I am proficient in voice, piano, guitar, and violin.

My coaching sessions are individualized based on my students' strengths and weaknesses. Each semester we set specific goals to work towards based on the areas that need the most focus.

If you think you would be interested in songwriting or vocal coaching from me, I'd love to hear from you!

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Experience

Private Lesson Instructor
Aug 2013 - Present
Duke School of Music

Pianist
Aug 2013 - Sep 2014
Helena United Methodist Church

Private Lesson Instructor
Jan 2012 - Aug 2014
Old Towne Music

Private Lesson Instructor
Jan 2011 - Aug 2014
Scrollworks Youth Music School

Education

Music Composition
Aug 2010 - May 2013
Birmingham-Southern College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Outstanding Performance
May 2013
Downbeat Jazz Magazine
Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society
May 2012
Birmingham-Southern College
Young Composers Competition Winner
Feb 2012
Alabama Music Educators Association
Sound Investment Scholar
Aug 2011
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Young Composers Forum Winner
Jun 2011
Tennessee Valley Music Festival
AMTA Composition Competition Winner
Jun 2010
Alabama Music Teachers Association

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jul 2011

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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