To awaken the musical creativity that is innately in every person and to instill a life long passion for self exploration through music.
To make piano playing a positive experience for all students by using a clear, efficient and effective method that produces tangible results.
Kat was born and raised in the Philippines and started playing the piano when she was 6 years old. Little did she know that her first day of piano lesson would turn into over 30 years of playing and a life long commitment to exploring music through the piano. Her first 11 years with the piano were under the mentorship of one of the top piano teachers in the Philippines who guided her path to winning competitions, to performing on her own 2 hour piano concert with her colleague and a nomination for Dean’s Award for Music in Piano at the prestigious Ateneo De Manila University.
Shortly after she graduated college, majoring in Psychology and Communications, Kat moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. She got accepted at a professional scholarship program at EDGE Performing Arts Center, and soon after that, began working in the entertainment industry.
"Kat was under my tutelage for 11 years. As she grew, I became impressed with her outstanding talent manifested through her dexterous fingers, fine technique and sensitive musicianship. These were enhanced with diligence and capability to learn quickly.
She was warmly received as an obviously gifted young pianist during students' recitals. Especially attesting to her pianistic feat and remarkable performing ability were her miniature concert which concluded with her brilliant rendition of Hayden's "Kinder Concerto," and her winning 1st place in the piano competition sponsored by the Bacolod Cultural Foundation and the Piano Teachers' Guild of the Philippines.
Determined to develop her other musical gifts, Kat took voice lessons from me and went on to win 1st place in the Filipino Classical Song contest at St. Scholastica's Academy and the province-wide Cultural Contest sponsored by the Negros Occidental Private Schools.
It was a sublime satisfaction and fulfillment to have trained such a piano student, a versatile individual with a pleasing personality." -Teacher, Ms. Ernelia Gomez