Ms. Kitty is in her third year of teaching music at Hilldale School and her first year of teaching K-2 Spanish. She graduated magna cum laude from San Francisco State University with a BA in Music as a voice major and piano secondary and flute tertiary. After a variety of successful careers in performing, corporate communications, customer service relations, marketing, publicity, content creation, radio engineering (First Class Radio Telephone Operators License!), video editing, and writing for startups, she started teaching full-time in 2002.
Ms. Kitty's Harmony Road is the name of her private music school with locations in Moss Beach and Half Moon Bay where she teaches early childhood music, ukulele and group and private piano. Other teachers offer drums, voice, guitar, violin and a cappella groups. For 10 very busy years, Ms. Kitty taught TK through 3rd music at Hatch Elementary School, a Spanish immersion school in Half Moon Bay, and is now in her fourth year of teaching TK through 4th grade at Farallone View in Montara.
Almost every summer Ms. Kitty travels to various music teacher training programs (such as Royal Conservatory of Toronto and master teacher Forrest Kinney). Over the years she's been certified in Orff Level 1, James Hill Ukulele Initiative (three levels), Advanced Harmony Road and received a graduate certificate in Early Childhood Technology from Tuft University in 2018. Plus she's a member of many international online music teacher groups for inspiration, training and sharing of best practices.
She lives on the Coast with four dogs, two cats, six birds and her favorite housemate, daughter Maddie who graduated from UC Merced in 2015.