Moore Music - A Piano Studio of Excellence

Katharine Moore attended the Catholic University of America studying with Bela Ngay, Dr Andre Rangel and Dr Chiara Walsh Selby. Additionally, summers were spent at the Brevard Music Center, Brevard North Carolina and the International Workshops in Graz. Austria. As an adjunct professor at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., she developed creative ways of communicating about music to students of all ages.

Ms Kate, as her students call her, began student teaching while in High School and has always kept a hand in teaching.  From 2005 - 2010, she was the music teacher at the Academy of Christian Education where she developed the curriculum for Preschool through 6th grade for general music education.  She produced, wrote and directed 2 programs a year involving more than 200 students with singing, dance and acting.  A partner in a studio in McLean for 27 years, she developed a program encompassing creative and fun ways to incorporate Theory, Sight Reading, Performance opportunities and Group Classes for all ages that she brought to Ashburn for the opening of Moore Music in January 2004.  She has also been a contributing writer for Keyboard Companion.

Kate is a member of the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association, where she has co chaired Skills Day and Theory Testing events, as well as the the American College of Musicians where she has been the chair of the McLean Center Guild Auditions for 9 years.  Also a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs, her students participate in Spring Festival yearly, in Piano Solo, Concerto and Duet, and she has had multiple 60 point cup winners. Additionally, her students consistently are high achievers in Theory Mastery Day, Skills Day, Fall Festival and she has had competition winners at the Bach/Baroque Competition and the Mary Smart Scholarship Competition as well.

In addition to her love of music, Kate has a passion for Christian Apologetics and has attended Ravi Zacharias International Ministry Summer School in Oxford, England and Willow Creek Leadership Summits.  She was an interpreter for the Deaf for many years and now enjoys public speaking and puts together programs using her extensive travel background and experiences to find creative ways of engaging her audiences.
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