Katie Stevenson’s teaching experience spans over the past 15 years in many venues and mediums. She began teaching private piano lessons while in high school, and had over a dozen students in her studio. She continued to teach part-time while going to college at Portland State University in Oregon. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in voice, she then moved to Anchorage Alaska. While in Anchorage, she established a flourishing private studio for both piano and voice students. After about a year, she signed on as the Music and Drama Director at Pacific Northern Academy, a small private school with a focus on the arts. It was a somewhat new school, and though they had had a wonderful Director prior to her, the curriculum and teaching format was not fully developed. In her 5 years at the school, she created a wonderful music and drama program, which was a great asset to the school. Her duties included teaching classroom music to the Early-Kindergarten through 5th grades, choir and drama classes for the Middle School, directing numerous concerts throughout the year including an all-school fall concert and a fully-staged musical in the spring. Throughout her years there at the school, she continued to maintain a private studio for teaching voice and piano students of all ages and skill levels. She was invited to join the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and became the Secretary for the Alaska Chapter.
In addition to teaching, Katie could be seen performing with the Anchorage Opera, the Anchorage Concert Chorus, the Bel Canto Singers of Alaska, and as a pianist for various churches and church choirs throughout the city. Katie has taught both children and adults individually and in group settings. She designed her own summer voice camp in Alaska, and then directed a Summer “Glee” Camp at the Majestic Theatre in Corvallis Oregon. Music is her passion, and her goal in teaching is to pass along that enjoyment and love of music to her students. It is her philosophy that students should have fun while making music, and her varied experience as a teacher has equipped her with many creative ways to make music lessons fun and engaging while encouraging the hard work needed to make progress.
Ms. Katie Stevenson has joined the faculty of The Piano School of NYC in 2012