Learn to play confidently and comfortably!
Enjoyable and engaging repertoire that promotes freedom of movement and musicality will encourage rapid growth at the piano. Although method books are used initially to build strong sight reading skills, supplementary repertoire is assigned as soon as possible to promote movement at the piano and build musical concepts. Below you will find a few of my favorites for beginners! Intermediate and advanced students can take advantage of hand picked repertoire or choose their own pieces. When you begin lessons we will choose together which books best fit your needs!
The lessons space features a 1949 Steinway M, two adjustable benches and a pedal box to help little pianists reach the pedals.
The piano studio of Katie O'Rourke is located on Aloha Street, between 24th and 26th Street in the Madison Valley neighborhood of Seattle.
Katie is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Western Washington University, where she studied piano with Milica Jovanovic and Jeffrey Gilliam. She has an additional five years of private study with Jeffrey Gilliam with an emphasis on playing mechanics and technique.
Katie served as pianist for the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, and collaborated with groups such as Skagit Opera, Whatcom Wind Ensemble and Bellingham Chamber Orchestra. She is a performing member of the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle.
Katie’s interests include movement, Feldenkrais, Dalcroze Eurythmics, cooking and being outside.