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Katie D.

South Yarmouth, MA

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EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE
Music performance
Lesley University
Master's

Education

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE (Music performance)

Lesley University (Master's)

About Katie

I am an active musician, performing locally and occasionally in Boston at various venues, private parties and weddings. I have many years of teaching experience in a private context and also in a music school here on Cape Cod. I play viola/violin, guitar, piano and I sing. I am also experienced with reading music and ear training. My music focus in college was viola and vocals and my masters degree is in music therapy.

I am capable of teaching ear training, theory, general music principles, guitar, voice, viola/violin, and piano.
I am an active musician, performing locally and occasionally in Boston at various venues, private parties and weddings. I have many years of teaching experience in a private context and also in a music school here on Cape Cod. I play viola/violin, guitar, piano and I sing. I am also experienced with reading music and ear training. My music focus Read more

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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of South Yarmouth, MA 02664
In-person lessons

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Ear Training

I completed ear training courses for my performance degree. I employed the skills and techniques I learned when I taught at the Academy of Performing Arts. Ear training is a huge part of the performing I do on the cape, it has helped me collaborate with other musicians, keep an audience entertained with requests, and move around in different keys of music.

General Music

I have 21 years of music experience. I began playing and learning music when I was ten years old. I have studied with private instruction on viola, voice and guitar. I have taught viola, violin, guitar, vocals, piano and ukulele. I am a local performing musician, playing everything from classical to folk rock to rock music with a full band, and I've played at weddings, private parties and local venues that support nightlife. I have acquired a lot of experience and I am still growing as a musician and learning new things about music every day.

Guitar

I first picked up a guitar in 2005 while deployed with the Air Force to Iraq. I was asked to lead music for the worship services in the combat zone and I was only provided a guitar to accomplish this task. I quickly taught myself the basic skills and was able to accompany vocalists for the worship service. Once I returned from my deployment I continued to learn and practice guitar. I am proficient in rhythm style playing. I perform a lot of folk rock, and I can instruct basic beginner level electric guitar skills. I have played in many bands where I play guitar, as well as my solo act.

Voice (Music)

I have always had a passion for singing. In my formative years, I struggled with my technique because I had asthma as a kid and my lungs were very weak. My voice underwent a transformation in college when I studied with a classical style vocalist, a prominent teacher in Boston. I learned how to control and support my breath and breath properly and efficiently. I also learned how to expand my range and put more power behind my voice. I have extensive experience singing in front of a crowd. I have sung the national anthem at baseball games, I have sung with bands and sung solo stuff, I've sung for weddings, and I have taught vocals and vocal techniques. I can sing in a classical style as well as a more pop style. I also have experience using and teaching from the International Phoenetic Alphabet and am capable of teaching students to read Latin, Italian, Spanish, German, French, and English.

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE
Music performance
Lesley University
Master's

Education

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE (Music performance)

Lesley University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Katie will travel within 20 miles of South Yarmouth, MA 02664.