Meet Kate - Master Woodwinds Teacher

Dr. Kate MacKenzie is a music instructor to students of all ages. She is strongly committed to the integration of scholarship, research, and pedagogy with a research focus on performance anxiety within the context of gender and identity. As a teacher, she has served as the instructor of bassoon at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona, as well as other teaching positions at Arizona State University and Miami University, Ohio.  Dr. MacKenzie brings a global perspective to her performances. She studied extensively in both Europe and Asia, where she performed with numerous international ensembles and worked with several notable music teachers. Originally from Truckee, California, she received a Doctorate in Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University, a Master of Music degree from Miami University of Ohio, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of California, Davis. 

Dr. MacKenzie also works as a freelance bassoonist performing often with orchestral and chamber ensembles worldwide. Her teachers include Dr. Albie Micklich, Dr. Christin Schillinger, David Granger, and David Seidel. When Dr. MacKenzie is not practicing her bassoon or pursuing her scholarly quests, she is often found traveling and spending time with her family!


Find out what monthly tuition means here!

30 minutes     $190

45 minutes     $260

60 minutes     $310

Every lesson with Kate ended with a smile and increased excitement for music. She is energetic, knowledgeable, and caring, things that I always appreciate. I would recommend everyone take lessons with her!
— Rebecca
My daughter has been taking clarinet lessons from Kate for about three months now and Kate is AWSOM! She brings a great enthusiasm for music and has a great way with helping my daughter work through the things that challenger her. Lexi’s band teacher at school just commented on how much she has improved. We love the fact that Kate comes to us.
— Elaine
Thanks to Kate, I was able to get a music scholarship to my first choice university. She was key in helping me prepare for my audition and worked with me on my performance anxiety. Thank you Kate!
— Garrett
Kate is the best! In addition to being highly qualified, she’s an attentive teacher that provides creative, detailed and constructive feedback, all while maintaining a calm and positive attitude. She transformed my squawking oboe player into one that can apply to All State Band in three months. My son noticeably improves with each lesson. Thanks for bringing beautiful music to my home.
— Thyda