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About Katie Capp

Katie Capp
Katie Capp
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Tucson, AZ
Speaks: English
Instructs: Cello
Education: Bachelors in Cello Performance from Florida State University Masters of Music in Cello Performance from University of Arizona
Performance Experience: Katie performs regularly in the Tucson area as a soloist, chamber musician, and as part of the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra. You can find her performing classical music, improvisatory contemporary music, and most anything in between!
Teaching Experience: Katie has over a decade of teaching experience with students of all ages!
Teaching Philosophy: Katie believes strongly in the development of life skills through musical study and is interested in how individuals can overcome their given environment through musical involvement. This belief has led Katie to mentor students through her studio teaching; where while individuals develop cello technique, they more importantly develop professional ideals, personal understanding, and social connection to help progress in any facet of life. All while having loads of fun!

Get to know Katie Capp

Katie holds a Bachelors in Cello Performance from Florida State University, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2019 and was awarded a Florida State University Music Merit Scholarship and Bright Futures Scholarship. This May, Katie will complete a Master’s in Cello Performance at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music where she studies with Dr. Theodore Buchholz. Previous mentors include Greg Sauer, Si-Yan Darren Li, Rebecca Zimmerman, David Bjella, and Jonathan May. Katie has studied chamber music under the guidance of Molly Gebrian, Corrine Stillwell, Shannon Thomas, and Tomoko Fujita. Her solo masterclass appearances include Jeffrey Solow, Yan Tang, Colin Carr, Jonathan Swartz, Christopher Hutton, Peter Seidenberg, Neal Cary and Paul Wiancko at the 2020 Tucson Cello Congress. Chamber masterclass appearances include Basil Vendryes, Lawrence Dutton of Emerson Quartet, New Zealand String Quartet, Badke String Quartet, and Thomas Kraines of Daedalus Quartet.

 Her summers are often spent at music festivals such as Eastern Music Festival, Kinhaven Young Artist Seminar, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and Rocky Ridge Music Center, the latter which included studying with Cleveland Institute of Music professor Si-Yan Darren Li. Katie is a member of the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra and has experience in the commercial music industry as a session musician. Her most recent studio work was for Columbia Records artist Dominic Fike where she appears on tracks with millions of listens on streaming platforms. When she is not performing or studying music herself, she is teaching in a variety of capacities.  

Katie enjoys donating her time and talent to a local non-profit arts organization that offers music lessons to high-risk students and support for their families. Throughout the University of Arizona school year Katie is a Graduate Teaching Assistant who helps teach foundational music theory and history topics as general education courses for the non-music major college student. This past summer Katie was the instructor of record for an intro to music theory course for the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. Katie was 14 when she began teaching young cellists and running a private studio. A over a decade later her dedication to students, performing, and recording have grown immeasurably and created a beautiful musical career.

Katie Capp teaches at:
8320 Thornydale Rd Suite 150/170
Tucson, AZ 85741
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