||I am am from Brookville, Long Island.
I studied clarinet, recorder, guitar and
piano as a child. Later I attended the State
University of Old Westbury where I obtained
my B.A. In my second year of college, I
began to study at the Guitar Workshop in
Roslyn. I studied classical guitar under the
late Kent Sidon, and under Jerry Willard,
and I studied traditional finger picking
styles with several well-known current
artists. I was hired as a student teacher
soon after beginning my studies.
I subsequently returned to college and
attended the State University of Stony Brook
where I studied piano and piano pedagogy
(the art of teaching), as well as music
theory, history, and composition at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels. In
addition, I taught piano through the
advanced level for over 25 years.
During this time, I developed the highly
individualized approach that I promote at
Kathryn Brickell Music. More recently, I
have studied violin, voice, and flute as
well as studio recording and jazz
In the course of my music studies, I
encountered many, many teachers, good,
mediocre, and bad. It was this experience
that led me to develop such a profound
desire to offer quality lessons.
I created Kathryn Brickell Music to provide
high quality music instruction to students
of all ages and levels. In recent years, I
have developed special programs for ages 3
-6 years. My school currently offers
instruction in all instruments, including
voice, orchestra, and band.