Clarinet Teacher & Performer
What I Do
Where Words Fail, Music Speaks
Hans Christian Anderson
Katie performs with many orchestras including the Symphonies of Allen and Las Colinas, the New Orchestra of Spain, the Austin Ballet, the Austin Symphony, and the Bear Valley Symphony Orchestra.
Katie believes that since no two people are the same, each student learns differently and has a different background. Katie believes in structuring each student’s curriculum based on his/her needs.
News & Updates
I really try to stay up-to-date with the music scene around Dallas. As often as I can, I try to post updates on topics of interest. This includes updates on outstanding music students and their achievements.
Katie Combest grew up around music. Her family encouraged her in her music education. She grew up singing in choir, playing the piano, then began her clarinet studies in the 7th grade. She immediately loved it.
Many Years of Experience
She earned the Principal Clarinet seat with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra after only having played clarinet for barely three years. She had never even played in an orchestra prior to her seat. Katie auditioned and applied for many schools, and was accepted into every one that she applied.
The Best Methods
Katie began teaching clarinet lessons in 2000. She has a passion for teaching and for empowering students to achieve their own personal bests. No one person is the same. Each student learns differently and has a different background. Katie believes in structuring each student’s curriculum based on his/her needs. She also believes in positive reinforcement and a healthy approach to learning and to self evaluation
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