I grew up in a small mountain town in Colorado, surrounded by beauty. When I think of what gave me solace in that time, there are three things that come to mind: the old rickety upright piano in our living room that I would play for hours at a time, a peach journal that I would keep my thoughts in, and the big wheel I would ride around our deck with my brother Will.
Those things still bring me joy...writing and playing music that I hope declares beauty to my community and to other communities, writing my thoughts to bring healing to myself and others, and the friends and family around the world that make my life meaningful.
After many years of writing songs behind closed doors, I finally began touring in 2002. I played all over the world for 13 years, everywhere from castles in Germany to villages in India. A few years ago, I asked myself the question,"Kate what if for the rest of your life, all you did with your music was write songs for your neighbor that was going through a divorce or a death. Would that be enough for you?" I thought for a while and said "Yes it would be enough"
In the midst of this, I started teaching music lessons, which has been a dream job for me. After each lesson I can't believe I have the priviledge of bringing the magic of music into people's lives, young and old; a catalyst for them to know the treasures that are inside of them.
I also continue to love writing. I wrote my book, Getting Naked Later: Making Sense of the Unexpected Single Life in 2013.It was published by Harvest House a few years later. I am working on a new book called Prodigal Mind: Change Your Story, One Thought at a Time about becoming a compassionate observer of our inner landscape. Whether it is my music, writing, or teaching, I pray that my motivation is to love whoever is in front of me well.