Hi! I’m Katie, and I’m a guitarist. Welcome to my website!!
I started playing guitar when I was 4, after watching my grandmother taking lessons for a couple months. When she had to go away for a month, my grandma asked the teacher if I could take her lessons instead. The teacher was understandably skeptical, but she let me try lessons just to see what would happen. When my grandma returned, she quickly pronounced me better at guitar than she was, and told me to keep taking lessons. Which I have done!
Since 2005 I’ve studied privately with Dr. Andrew Zohn at Columbus State University, and he is one of the coolest teachers I’ve ever had. He knows guitar so well that even though he mainly teaches university students, he took me on at 10 years younger than everyone else and gave me pieces that were engaging while still challenging. While I’ve immensely enjoyed the various masterclasses and clinics I’ve taken part in under many excellent guitarists, I’m still very pleased to be getting my bachelor’s degree under Dr. Zohn.
I am primarily a classical guitarist, but I’ve been slowly branching into a bit of rock & popular guitar music. I’ve played for weddings, at outdoor street festivals, as an opening act for my cousin in the Virgin Islands, and for 4-hour gigs as background music in an Italian restaurant.
Oh, and I’ve been playing piano as long as I’ve been playing guitar, so no matter what the occasion, if you give me the music, I’ll play for you.
Thanks for visiting!!