Welcome to Kate Wisbey Music

Hello, I'm Kate!

I offer private piano lessons and voice lessons from my studio to all ages and experience levels in the Charlottesville, Virginia, area. With more than 13 years experience as a music teacher, I am a piano and voice coach who always goes the extra mile for all of my students.  My specialty is working with beginners and intermediate students. I especially love working with kids, but my students have ranged in age from 3 to 76 years old. Learn more about me, view my rates and policies, and email me about setting up a time to chat. I would love to hear from you!

What's new?

Learning music during COVID-19
For the safety of all students during the COVID-19 pandemic, I have switched to offering online lesson services. We will reevaluate the situation in the coming months as things change. Learn more about plans going forward, and discount options for students who opt for mixing online and in-person lessons on the voice and piano lessons pages. 

In addition to traditional and online music classes, Kate Wisbey Music creates theme-based birthday parties (superheroes, “under the sea,” princesses, pirates, Star Wars, etc.) with a musical curriculum for families and neighborhoods. During COVID-19, we held musical birthday parties and a “porch music class” that adhered to public health guidelines. Please reach out to me if you’re interested in setting up a socially distant but fun musical party! 

Summer 2020 fun
Just like all of you are doing these days, Kate Wisbey Music is moving a lot of activity online, but that doesn’t mean the music learning or the fun has to stop! We’re all in this together!

Don’t miss Virtual Music Bingo Night on July 10th at 7:00 PM! You can win prizes from Dairy Queen gift cards to free music and other musical items! Download your bingo card here and e-mail me if you need the Zoom link!

To help keep students practicing on a regular basis, I created the 8-Day Song Challenge. Sing or play any song – even if you composed the song – and you will be featured in a video! Send your videos to this address. It’s not too late to begin. Good luck! 

This summer, I’m raising money to help hungry kids during this difficult time. No Kids Hungry Virginia is a beautiful organization that helps children in our state get the food that they need. If you'd like to help me reach my fundraising goal by the end of the summer, visit this gofundme page! Thanks for your support.

During Spirit Month (June), we got just a little crazy. View photos.

Summer Virtual Recital
Please send me your video by Saturday, August 15th. In each video, the student should state their name, say the name of the piece, and bow (at the end of course!) Each student can do one or two pieces. Can’t wait to see your videos!

Youtube Channel launched
The official Kate Wisbey Music channel has now launched! 

Learn music theory
I am now offering music theory classes in addition to voice and piano lessons. To get an idea of what we cover in music theory, check out the music theory packets I uploaded with the monthly newsletters and watch our theory videos, covering how to understand scales and transpose pieces and more!

Save through referrals and flexibility
Running a small business is a challenge during this time, and to show appreciation, I’ve started a referral program. When current students reach out and refer or recommend Kate Wisbey Music to friends or family online (Nextdoor, Craigslist, Facebook etc), and if they show an email of it, they will receive 20% off of their next lesson. And, if a new student joins as a result of this referral, they will receive one FREE 30-min. lesson! In addition, I am offering discounts to students who opt for a flexible mix of online and in-person lessons, which will probably be best for all in the foreseeable future. Check out the details on the piano and voice lessons pages!

Student folders online
Student folders are now accessible via Google Drive via this link.

Please reach out anytime! 

Kate Wisbey