- Teaches students:
- Ages 3+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Katy grew up in Everett, WA entertaining everyone around her until she came home from preschool one day and announced she was going to be shy. At 9 she picked up the guitar and not knowing any chords, wrote her first song, “The Hungry” by plucking the three highest strings repetitively. When her parents grew tired of hearing only one song, she was placed into guitar lessons when she was 10 and played on and off for several years. She got into choir beginning in the eighth grade and continued all through high school as well as being involved in a couple summers of musical theatre at the Everett Theatre and a few months with the Seattle Girls Choir. When she was 16 Katy sang back up in a crazy hippie psychedelic band lead by Lee Howard, they did one show at the Everett Auditorium and then unofficially broke up.
Katy found Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle at 14 when she read that her heart throb Brendan Fraser, went there for theatre. “Wow, a school for the arts!” She thought. “You mean I can get a degree in music and not take any math classes?” Little did she realize at the time how much math there actually is in music. But despite theory she did indeed graduate from Cornish in December of 2003 earning her Bachelors of Music/Jazz Performance degree.
For the last 16 years she has performed jazz, vaudeville, British Panto, and with several music groups as a lead and backup singer. She has also taught as an early childhood and elementary music teacher in addition to private lessons for children and adults all over the greater Seattle area. Classes and lessons take an approach to the whole development of the child and the increased skill and leisure development of adults. Currently she continues to teach music to all ages and has recently completed a professional certification in Music Therapy working with multiple populations including adults in hospice and palliative care, homeless veterans, and at risk youth.
Personal business serving several preschools in the Seattle area including, Seattle Learning Center, Queen Anne Preschool, Burke Gilman Children's Center, Andover Preschool, McDonald International, Northgate Elementary and many more!