Instrument: Guitar, Voice
Genres: Folk, Rock, Contemporary,
Location: Chevy Chase, Bethesda, NW DC
Why I work well with kids?
I work well with kids because I listen to what they have to say and I respect what is important to them. I have a fantastic imagination, a great sense of humor and I know how to make learning fun. Most kids like me as soon as they meet me or after just one conversation.
Kathryn W. Bio and Resume
I started taking folk/rock guitar lessons when I was twelve years old and continued my studies as a Contemporary Music major at the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. I returned to Maryland to study classical guitar and voice at Montgomery College in Rockville, where I received an Associate’s Degree in General Studies with a concentration in Music. While enrolled at MC, I was a founding member and featured soloist in the Montgomery College World Ensemble (MCWE,) under the direction of Grammy-nominated performer and professor, Dawn Avery. I have three years of experience teaching children in Pre-K through 6th grade, as a Day Care Group Leader and Substitute Teacher.
Most Influential Musicians/Bands: The Beatles, Kate Wolf, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, Simon and Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Fugazi, The Smiths, Billy Bragg, The Cure, The Pixies, The Breeders, Tanya Donelly, Nirvana, Hole, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Ani DiFranco, The White Stripes, The Dead Weather, Jonny Grave and the Tombstones. Also, PJ Harvey and Leonard Cohen and Laurie Anderson and Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel and Janis Joplin and Patsy Cline…and Led Zeppelin and Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith….and Ravi Shankar and Stephan Micus and Gong and Genesis and King Crimson and James Taylor and Cat Stevens and Beck
Favorite Quote: “What does your heart tell you?” – J.R.R. Tolkien
Favorite Movie(s): Harold and Maude, Black Book, School of Rock, Memento, Star Wars IV-VI, Revenge of the Sith, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Dune, A Shot in the Dark, The Thin Man series, North by Northwest, Vertigo, Gone with the Wind, Children of Men, The Tunnel, Walk Hard
Places Traveled: Spain, Canada, all over the United States
How would your friends describe you?: Cute, Sweet, Talented, Funny, Creative, Beautiful inside and out, Strong, Caring, Smart, Fun
Hobbies: Photography and other Visual Arts, Writing Poetry, Magic, Blogging, Dancing, Collecting Modern Art, Baking, Disc Golf, Yoga, Iguanas, Discovering New/Local Musicians and Collecting their Music
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