Community is at the core of Sweet Little Sounds. Classes foster a strong and supportive community. Scholarship opportunities are offered to the community because music is important for everyone.
We are focused on following the joy while providing a strong musical education at Sweet Little Sounds. We are process based, with the focus on the experience. For example, a SLS student is more likely to be complimented on working hard than on how well they play. Students learn how to read and perform music while gaining appreciation for and growing love of music.
"It's obvious that Katie at Sweet Little Sounds loves what she does."
My name is Katie and I look forward to meeting you!
I am a music educator and I am passionate about arts education. I believe that music is for everyone and adjust teaching style and lessons to each individual. One of my very favorite things in life is getting to know my students, discovering how they learn best, and guiding kids on their musical journey.
I look forward to hearing from you!
"We love Katie at Sweet Little Sounds! Her compassionate and focused approach with our son has really helped his piano skills grow."
Katie (Hurst) Keefe lives in West Seattle, Washington. She has been teaching music since 2001.
Education: Her bachelors in Music Performance is from the University of Washington, where she received the Milnora Roberts Scholarship as well as the Catch A Rising Star Endowment Fund. In 2007, Katie was the recipient of the prestigious Brechemin Scholarship while studying for her Masters at the UW.
Performance: Katie has performed with various ensembles, taking her on eight U.S. tours and three tours of Japan.
Teaching: She has worked with many schools in the greater Seattle area. Katie's percussion students have won numerous scholarships and awards. One of her very favorite things in life is starting out kids on their musical journey.
Endorsements: Katie has an educational endorsement by Innovative Percussion, the leading producer of mallets, and sticks.
Personal: Katie is a mom of 2 (ages 3 & 7) and enjoys spending time with her family, in the most beautiful West Seattle.