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Katherine (Kay) delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
April 1971

Taught 41 years as a band director
Principal Trumpet with Beloit/Janesville Symphony

I like to teach in a style that is functional and interesting. Students will be doing a variety of activities at each lesson. The focus will be determined by their needs.

As students become more proficient in music their enjoyment of musical activities will increase. The success of completing various levels of musical achievement will carry over to other lifetime skills.

*** Lesson Details ***
I will work with each student depending on their individual needs. We will strive to produce steady improvement in player proficiency.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student should have a music stand and instrument

*** Specialties ***
I like to teach based on the individual. I have taught group and private lessons. The materials I use are varied, with an emphasis on scales, theory, and also some duet playing. I also like to incorporate some music history into each lesson. I feel that each student needs to work from known to the new areas. I often use supplementary materials (solos or small ensembles) to reinforce my teaching.

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Trumpet Instructor
Aug 2015 - Present
University of Wisconsin - Rock County

Trumpet Instructor
Sep 2014 - Present
Beloit College

Band Director
Sep 1971 - Jul 2012
Clinton Community Schools


Jul 1971 - Aug 1974
VanderCook College of Music - Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 1967 - May 1971
Milton College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


International Trumpet Guild
Jan 1971

The International Trumpet Guild is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 to promote communications among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet.

Photos & Videos

Photo by Kay S.


2 Reviews

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VICTORIA Jun 22, 2016
Drum · In home

Kay is awesome. My daughter loved her. She is very patience and kept Victoria engaged.

Angelique B. Jun 7, 2015
Saxophone · In studio

Kay is very knowledgeable, kind and accommodating. She is very encouraging and never makes me feel dumb when I hit a sour note. (As a beginning beginner, that happens a lot!) I am amazed at how much I have learned in such a short time!

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