I started performing, as a youngster, and it has been a part of my life ever since. My craft has afforded me the privilege of singing, both here at home, and abroad.  I am very blessed to have grown up in a musical family who appreciates all types of music, but I have a special affinity for jazz and blues, because my father was a professional jazz and blues guitarist. Although I love singing the blues, I pursued formal training during my high school years because I wanted to be a well-rounded singer. This allowed me to excel in my craft, earning me awards on the local, state and regional level. The decision to teach voice came much later in life. Seeing the great vacuum that had developed in the school systems, with regards to the arts, planted within me a deep desire to pass on all the things that I have learned, to the next generation. During that time an opportunity presented itself that seemed a perfect match. In the nineties, I was asked to work with a group of teens that were trying to form a vocal ensemble. They had raw talent, but none of them had any formal training. Nothing that would allow them to draw out and develop their full potential. I decided to take this on and, well…one thing led to another, and in the year 2000, Noteworthy Vocal Studio was born. I’ve been at it ever since.

My approach to teaching carries with it the firm belief that the teacher must first get to know the student and educate themselves how best to teach this student based on the student’s learning process. I like to blend the discipline of sound technique with a fun, relaxed environment that is free of negative critique. I believe that students excel at a much faster rate when they are free to explore and experiment with their voice without the fear of failure. Positive feedback coupled with creative, but truthful evaluation have been, and continue to be the cornerstone to my success.

I am looking for students, of all ages, who have goals for studying voice, who are serious about mastering their instrument and who are willing to work hard to get there. Are you that person? If, after listening to the student samples, looking over the curriculum, and reading the studio policy, you think you are up to the challenge, and feel that you could benefit from my instruction, give me a shout. I would love to hear from you.

My Very Best,



Noteworthy’s unique approach to teaching voice blends the disciplines of sound technique with a fun, relaxed environment that is free of negative critique.

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In person lessons available for residents of the state of Maine, and online lessons available nationwide.


  • I trained with Kathy for one year and the technique I learned began to unlock the doors that had been closed to me before. My confidence grew along with my vocal ability and today I am in a band that plays regular gigs, and I’m on the praise team at church.  I use what I’ve learned every week and will for the rest of my life.

    Jeremy MeclerStudent
  • Through her teaching, I not only grew as a vocalist and performer, but as a person.  She taught me proper stage presence in front of an audience as a soloist, and because of her encouragement, I am considering a major in Communications and I am currently studying Vocal Performance in Liberty University’s Fine Arts Department as my minor.

    Christina Pallaria
    Christina PallariaStudent
  • Thank you so much for helping me to “understand my instrument”. I would just like to tell you that because of you I have so much more confidence going into auditions. I know without you I would not be dreaming the dreams that are in my heart right now. Thank you for being a teacher and a friend.

    Blake AldermanStudent