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Owner & Founder

Meet Kaitlyn, the founder of Highland Music Studio. Originally from Macon, Georgia, Kaitlyn’s musical journey started at age eight, a passion kindled by the legacy of her grandmother and great-grandmother, both of whom were piano teachers. In addition to the piano, she honed her skills on instruments such as the pipe organ, clarinet, trumpet, guitar, and ukulele.

Kaitlyn embarked on her academic journey at the University of Georgia, earning a degree in Music Education and Piano Performance, and was awarded the Johns Hopkins Piano Scholarship. Her academic journey included the privilege of studying under the mentorship of distinguished concert pianists Edward Eikner, Gila Goldstein, and Richard Zimdars.

Following her academic journey, Kaitlyn acquired certification for teaching music across the K-12 spectrum and underwent specialized training in the Music Together curriculum. Her professional career then led her to teach music classes in public schools for three years.

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A pivotal moment in Kaitlyn’s career was the inception of Highland Music Studio, a project she initiated alongside her full-time role as a public school music teacher. Her vision was to redefine music education, combating the perception of music lessons as “boring” and “tedious.” By the summer of 2016, Highland Music Studio had evolved into a flourishing establishment, resulting in her resignation from her public school teaching position in 2017.  You can learn more about how Kaitlyn started Highland Music Studio here.

Kaitlyn’s dedication to music education extends beyond her studio. Inspired by her experience teaching adult piano beginners, she took it upon herself to develop a unique piano curriculum. Frustrated with the standard curricula that predominantly centered around children’s songs for adult learners, she launched PIANOLY, an online program designed to guide novice adult pianists from scratch to playing their favorite songs within months. Her pioneering teaching methods and strategies have transformed students in her Piano Accelerator program, enabling them to bid adieu to monotonous tunes and embrace hits from renowned artists like The Beatles, Billy Joel, Adele, John Legend, and many others.

Kaitlyn’s instructional techniques can be witnessed through her PIANOLY YouTube Channel, while information about The Piano Accelerator program is available on the official website.

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Experience the full spectrum of musical opportunities at Highland Music Studio!  We provide piano, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, violin, voice, and drum lessons for all ages, including specialized programs like Mini and Junior Rockers, Rock Band programs, the Accelerated Piano Program, and the Adult Piano Program. Plus, don’t miss our Music Together classes, perfect for little ones aged newborn to five and their caregivers.

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1405 Dutch Valley Pl. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

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    1405 Dutch Valley Pl. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
    Email: [email protected]

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