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Katie passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Katie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5+, males 5 to 30 and special needs

Teaching since:
2002

I was just five years old when I started sneaking into my older brothers’ bedrooms to steal their CDs. ​Throughout my childhood, I was drawn to music. I was active in choir, band, and orchestra, as well as taught myself guitar. I composed, recorded, and performed an original acoustic album before graduating high school. After attending a year of music classes at Minnesota State University – Mankato, I decided to throw all caution to the wind and pursue my dream of forming a band.

Creating a band led me on many adventures that exposed me to the music industry and uniquely equipped me to be a part of it. Throughout my twenties, I gained experience in arranging and composition, performance technique, running live sound and lights, instrument building and repair, as well as other skills that are important for artists, such as graphic, merch, and web design.

Eventually I returned to school, earning my Bachelor of Science in Music Production and Technology from McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul, MN. Now I use my experience and diverse skillset to specialize in Music Production and Audio Engineering. I still play in a couple bands as well as do freelance audio engineering projects in the area.

Teaching students has been one of the most rewarding things I've done in my musical career so far. When a student finally masters that tricky guitar lick, or locks in on a new strum pattern, or finishes writing their first song, it is a truly exciting experience for me as an instructor. Everyone learns differently and picks up on certain techniques quicker than others. I enjoy the challenge of trying to customize each lesson plan for each student so that they may have the most rewarding experience possible while they're learning their instrument.

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Experience

Freelance Audio Engineer / Music Producer
Jan 2014 - Present
Katie Rocket | Creative Media Maker

www.KatieRocket.com

Independent Music Lesson Instructor
Sep 2002 - Jan 2012
Katie Rocket Music

Teaching private music lessons for guitar, bass, voice, music theory, songwriting, etc. both in-home and through a music instrument retail store.

Guitar Specialist
Aug 2007 - Feb 2011
Scheitel's Music

• Repaired/customized guitars, basses, and other fretted instruments
• Answered questions and troubleshooted audio/instrument issues with customers
• Sold instruments and gear
• Performed administrative tasks

Education

Bachelor of Science in Music Production and Technology
Sep 2014 - Aug 2016
McNally Smith College of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

AVID Pro Tools Certification
Dec 2015
AVID - McNally Smith College of Music

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