My Southampton studio offers individual lessons and occasional group classes to children and adults of all ages and abilities. I teach both Suzuki and traditional piano with an emphasis on developing a solid technique from the start, a knowledge of music theory and an ongoing mastery of musical expression and stylistic interpretation. My goal is to instill a lifelong love of music in students and I am conscious of the balance between challenging students while making sure that there is always joy in the process of learning.
I have a BA in Music from the University of Pittsburgh and an MS in Elementary Education from SUNY Brockport and have done graduate work in piano/accompanying at Carnegie Mellon University and Suzuki training at the Hartt School. I currently teach K-8th grade music at Academy Hill School in Springfield, I am Music Director at the First Congregational Church in Southampton, I direct and accompany the Southampton Community Chorus and I direct In Close Harmony, a women’s a cappella ensemble.
Kathy A. Marks
22 Lynn Drive
Southampton, MA 01073