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Teaching

As the clarinet graduate teaching assistant at Stony Brook University, Kathryn serves as the instructor for the undergraduate clarinet studio. She also teaches private clarinet, saxophone, flute, and music theory lessons and early childhood music classes with the Long Island Studio of Music. She has given master classes for middle school, high school, and collegiate students throughout the United States. In the spring of 2016, she was a maternity-leave replacement for Dr. Suzanne Tirk for the clarinet studio at the University of Oklahoma.

Kathryn won the Provost's Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from the University of Oklahoma. While in Oklahoma, she was the adjunct clarinet instructor at Southridge Junior High School, the clarinet instructor at Imagine Music and Arts, and co-founder of Imagine's early childhood music program for students ages birth through five years. At the University of Oklahoma, Kathryn held teaching assistantships in clarinet and music theory, where she taught private clarinet lessons for undergraduate and graduate students, clarinet methods for music education majors, and aural skills and music theory courses.

While in Michigan, Kathryn taught early childhood music classes at MSU’s Community Music School and The Flint School of Performing Arts for students birth through seven years of age. 

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Early Childhood Music Education

Kathryn believes strongly in providing a high-quality music learning enviornment for all children during their critical stages of development. She began teaching early childhood music classes at the Michigan State University Community Music School in 2013 after studying under Dr. Cynthia Taggart. She taught at CMS (ages birth-7 yrs.) and the Young Musicians classes (3-7 yrs.) at the Flint School of Performing Arts in Flint, Michigan until 2015. In 2016, Kathryn co-founded the early childhood music education program at Imagine Music and Arts in Norman, Oklahoma. Kathryn co-founded and currently teaches early childhood classes with the Long Island Studio of Music.

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Private Lessons and Master Classes

Kathryn teaches private clarinet lessons which focus on achieving students' individual goals. Kathryn has taught master classes for university, high school, and middle school students. She has experience teaching all ages, all abilities levels, and various learning styles. Please contact her here for more information and to set up a private lesson or master class for your students.


Stony Brook Student Resources

Kathryn is currently a graduate teaching assistant at Stony Brook University. Kathryn's SBU students can find further resources here.

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