A teacher at heart, Katie enjoys working with students of all ages and levels. Lessons are productive and fun, balancing structure with spontaneity. Flexible in her approach, Katie adjusts to different learning styles and engages students as partners in their musical growth. She works with each individual to create a strong foundation for greater technical proficiency and musical expression.
Katie has been teaching and performing professionally for over 20 years. Prior to moving to the Bay Area in 2017, she was a full-time faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she served as Chair of the Preparatory Winds and Brass Department and taught flute and chamber music to preparatory, college and continuing education students. She also taught at the summer program for the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
While based in Cleveland, Katie held the position of Principal Flutist with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus and the Canton Symphony, and traveled internationally as a solo flutist and recording artist. She has also performed as a substitute in the Cleveland Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic and North Carolina Symphony. Her CDs include Twentieth Century Works for Flute and Orchestra (Centaur Records), Concerto for Flute and Orchestra by Krzesimir Dębski (Koch International) and Neo-Ragtime (Centaur Records).
Katie received her M.M. from the Cleveland Institute of Music, B.M. from the University of Illinois, and is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy. Teachers include Tim Day, Jeffrey Khaner and Mary Kay Fink.