Music is one of the greatest gifts that we can offer to our hearts, and to the world. My goal is to teach you to harness that gift. My studio is called Be-Loved because I want to do more than just teach you or your child music: I want to use it as a tool to inspire and empower you, and I want you to feel encouraged in the process.
I love every minute of teaching lessons to my wonderful students! I teach in Asheville, NC, but I can also teach online.
I have taught hundreds of students piano, voice, beginning guitar, theory, composing, and songwriting. I have a degree in music. I also used to teach songwriting workshops around the world and have made 6 solo albums so I have a lot of experience. I have taught practically every age from 2 to 80 years old!
I customize your lessons to what you or your child would like to do the most. For piano and guitar, most lessons start with book work and reading of notes since that is the foundation of music, but I can also incorporate really creativce elements like chord chart reading and simple theory.
With my simple method of teaching theory, my students (even four year olds) are composing their own music on an iPad program and then transferring that into Logic Pro, a powerful production program, to add instrumentation and beats. (You can listen to some of these amazing songs on the link below.)
If you are interested in voice lessons, I have developed an incredibly effective way of teaching called the Voice Color Method. I have studied hundereds of techniques to develop this method. It is especially transformative because we are able to diagnose problem areas and really hone in those to allow you have the best voic possible! Some of my students that have learned voice from me have gone on to play at both small and large venues, make multiple albums, and even get millions of views on their social media platforms. (Check out the separate page in the menu to lean more about the Voice Color Method.)
I also am a certified life coach and can bring "emotional wholeness through music" into our lessons, but this is optional.
I can also focus some of our lessons on songwriting if you would like that option!
My rates are
$30 for a half hour
$45 for forty five minutes
$60 for an hour
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text me at 828-777-4585 to schedule our first lesson!
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Chris, Mother of Kellen, Age 9
"My son has been taking lessons from Kate and she has always been encouraging, patient, and responsive to his interests. Since beginning with piano to now incorporating singing and composing, he has learned and discovered more than expected under Kate’s guidance. She has a very easy going temperament while obviously very knowledgeable about many aspects of music. We are grateful to have found Kate."
Mother of Poorvi D, Age 15
"A fun, talented teacher, Kate makes exploring and practicing music a passion instead of a task. Her soulful voice and supportive techniques encourage her students with voices and skills of all types to improve themselves. Furthermore, she implements out-of-the-box warm-ups to help her students fully understand how to utilize different aspects of their voice. My child started taking voice lessons much later (in her teens) than most children and it was very important to have a teacher who knew how to keep her interested. Kate is accepting and conscientious of how her teaching impacts her students, and it is clear that she cares about her job. While she taught my child, my child was able to go from stretching to reach a 2 octave range to confidently being able to sing 2.5-3 octaves. I am also aware of Kate's efforts to teach music to children who are less privileged. I think Kate is a wonderful teacher and I highly recommend her for all students."
"Taking voice lessons with Kate was a great experience! Every lesson starts off with vocal warm ups to strengthen and improve your voice. She uses colors and props to explain concepts which really helped me and my singing. I could hear improvement in my voice after every week. Not only have I learned so much but I also had fun during the process. These were the best voice lessons that I have ever had, and I hope that future students will have as good of an experience as I did."
Chris, Father of Zara, Age 9
"So thankful we found Kate. Our daughter looks forward to lessons every week. Great teachers like Kate inspire children to work hard and have fun."
Curtis, Father of Ian, Luke, and Maggie
"Our family has taken many voice and piano lessons with Kate over the course of a year or so and she is highly recommended. Kate is absolutely wonderful with kids (and adults!) of all ages - she adjusts to everyone's" level and always has an infectious joy about her teaching. The kids look forward to time with her and rightfully so: she makes it fun and they learn something at the same time. Thanks, Kate!"
Pam, Mother of Sophia, Age 8
"Sophia is so lucky to have Kate as a piano/music teacher. Kate always keeps Sophia engaged and motivated. Sophia is always eager to come for her lessons, because she gets to play for Kate and sing the last few minutes of class."
"I've been taking singing and piano lessons with Kate for two years and I absolutely love her! We always say that we should have taken a 'before' video of my singing so we could show people the progress. The lessons have helped me realize that you really *can* learn to sing -- it's not something you're either born with or you're not. Kate is one of the sweetest, warmest people I know and I'm so happy to have her in my life, as a teacher and a friend."
"Kate is a lovely human, and gifted instructor. Her prices are very fair and she does a great job creating safe space for kids to learn and grow in their musical abilities. Kate provided my daughter a creative outlet through songwriting, encouraging her to work through complicated emotions and situations through poetry and song. We can't say enough good things about our experience!"
"Kate offers exceptional lessons that have helped me grow quickly in my musical skills. She is just the right balance of professional and personal and offers an easy and heart-centered approach to music lessons. I would recommend her highly to anyone seeking to improve their musical skills. Much gratitude for offering such valuable service at such a fair price."
"Kate is one of the most animated, caring, creative and knowledgeable music teachers our kids have ever had. We recommend her to any family wanting to improve their vocal and instrumental skills as well as grow in their love for music."
Sayer, Age 15
"Kate is definitely someone I would recommend taking lessons from. She has helped me tremendously by growing with my vocal and song writing skills. She is always giving you something to think about like, what do you think is the meaning of this is or how do you think we should put this verse together. She is definitely someone I would recommend taking lessons from!"
"Kate makes music fun and engaging! Our daughter leaves her voice & keyboard lessons with Kate excited to practice and thrilled about what she is learning. Definitely recommend!"
"Kate is such an amazing voice teacher. She was so fun to work with, and I had a blast creating music with her. You can tell that everything she does comes from the heart."