Kate teaches students of all ages and abilities in lessons and ensembles. Through Kate's creative and individualized approach, students set and achieve personal goals, including district auditions, excellent technique, playing with others, and simply having fun with music. She mainly teaches saxophone, but also teaches recorder, music theory, and improvisation on any instrument. She currently teaches at her home studio, via Skype, and occasionally in students' homes. Contact Kate directly to learn more about lesson rates and scheduling.
It is clear that Kate has high standards of professionalism, and is flexible in changing circumstances. Once last winter, she even drove to my house to provide a lesson when I wasn’t able to travel. Kate has a strong work ethic. She is prompt and responsible. Her non-judgmental, compassionate style elicits the student’s best effort with confidence.
Every week Kate greets us with a smile. She is an incredibly talented musician, as well as being a very special teacher. She truly connects with our son as a student. She has the unique ability to bring out the best in his playing. Besides providing a weekly structure of the lesson, she also educates him about the various genres of music, enabling him to be jazzed about playing.
Kate is very organized and thorough when preparing teaching materials. She is a creative educational thinker beyond her years, and she knows how to design a lesson plan that is developmentally appropriate and engaging for her students. She is a direct and proactive communicator with both students and colleagues... She maintains a positive and supportive attitude in the classroom, and she possesses observational skills that can identify and respond to a range of student needs. Kate has a great sense of humor and she clearly loves to teach.