***Online Music Lessons***

Like so many of us, I have now transitioned all lessons to online instruction. While some aspects of teaching online are challenging for music, particularly for younger ages, I am enjoying the process of discovering new ways to use technology for instruction! Several students have started new composition projects, and some students are more engaged in their theory assignments using new software tools! If you are interested in attending a free group session or signing up for an individual lesson, please use the contact page to drop me a line! 

Stay safe and be well!


Acclaimed American pianist Kathryn Woodard curates and performs programs that explore cross-cultural exchange in music. Her international performances have taken her to China, Korea, Croatia, Thailand, Germany, Turkey, and Kyrgyzstan. She has served as an American Cultural Specialist for the U.S. Department of State, leading educational initiatives to introduce audiences abroad to new American music. In the U.S. she has performed at such notable venues as Carnegie Hall, the Freer Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Detroit Institute of Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art.

In 1997 she began researching the Turkish composer Adnan Saygun and has since given numerous performances of solo piano music from Turkey and across Asia. Her recordings have been broadcast widely and select performances have been featured on Performance Today (PRI) and The Front Row (Houston). 

A native of Dallas, Texas, Kathryn Woodard holds the DMA and MM degrees in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and earned an undergraduate diploma in music pedagogy from the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, Germany. As a sought-after educator, Kathryn teaches piano to all ages and enjoys exploring each student's unique interests at the piano.

From the press:

 “Her playing is clear and lucid… She has created a highly personal style…”

-- Fanfare

“… nothing short of stunning.” -- The Washington Post

“… both a formidable technician and a sensitive artist.”

-- The Dallas Morning News   


Slide show: Demonstrating extended techniques at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston;

At the Detroit Institute of Art in 2005;

"Art of the Fugue" program flyer with image by M.C. Escher





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Listen to Victory March by Leyla Saz arranged for concert band at And We Were Heard...

Learn more about Leyla Saz by following links on Kathryn's research page!

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