Who is Ms. Kat?
– Graduate of the State University of New York at New Paltz. BA, cum laude, in Psychology, with a study focus in Developmental/Child Psychology.
– Development Director for the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble (ACWE), Austin’s oldest community band. [2011-2014]
– Development Consultant / TCMF Liaison for ACWE’s 40th Anniversary Concert Season. [2014-2015]
– Flautist [2010 – present] Austin Civic Wind Ensemble (ACWE) Website
– Co-promoter, volunteer coordinator, and emcee for the annual Texas Community Music Festival (TCMF), featuring 60 free performances by Texas bands at Central Market North Lamar. [2012 – present] Texas Community Music Festival (TCMF) Website
– Founding Partner of Front Door Concerts [2016-2017], a children’s entertainment collective featuring Joe McDermott, Staci Gray, Mr. Will, Terrence Taps, and more. We offered concert subscriptions to Neighborhood Association / HOA amenities management and parenting groups.
– Self-taught guitarist with over 20 (cough, cough) years of performing experience.
– Lead guitar and flute for a funk, jazz, and soul project, Get It Good, [2013-2016] All original instrumental music. (Live rehearsal improvisational jam)
– Founding member, lead guitarist, and lead vocalist for Austin blues cover band, Them Blue Skies, [2011-2014] (Last song of a 3-hour, outdoor, 105 degree show)
– Vocalist, flautist, and rhythm guitarist with The Blue Diamonds, performing covers of jazz, swing, R&B, funk, and rock tunes. [2012 – 2013] (First three tracks are from Clockright Studios, ATX) The Blue Diamonds’ Website
4 thoughts on “About”
Ms. Kat! I just found your website and wanted to say my two youngest boys love you. Even my first grader remembers Ms. Kat. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with the kids in our community and at Covenant Preschool.
Thank you. Tara! You have a super-sweet bunch of little boys, and I enjoy them just as much. And I was just thinking of your 1st grader when planning my lesson this week — he LOVED the last line of the Five Little Pumpkins, when they “rolled out of sight!” 🙂
Oh my goodness!! I’m blown away at your talent. It’s great to sit next to you at ACWE!! Maybe I can learn a thing or two.
Probably not at ACWE… unless you want to learn “how to sight-read poorly until the week before a performance.” I’ve nailed that. 😉