***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!

Please use the contact form to inquire about lessons.

Stay safe and be well!

Testimonials from students:

"I get personalized attention during lessons. Kathryn makes me feel at ease and confident to tackle new pieces with new technical elements. My technique, sight-reading and sound have improved since I started taking lessons with her." (February 2020)

~Brian Sammons 

"Our two boys have been taking lessons for several years with her now and have made great progress. More importantly they like going to lessons and always have great stories when they come back." (February 2020)

~Jules van Binsbergen

"My kids started taking piano lessons with Kathryn a couple years ago. They have different learning styles and were at different levels but Kathryn could identify what they need to work on and engage them quickly. We observed noticeable improvement in their skills and sight reading after just a few weeks. The online piano and theory lessons are equally engaging and my kids are enjoying the classes as usual and showing amazing progress." (May 2020)

~Daphne Kwan

 

Bio:

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...

 

Links for summer online classes coming soon!

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