Kathryn Bates



There is no Sunday morning I wouldn't give up to coach chamber music.  I specialize in the repertoire of piano trios, string quartets, and a variety of quintets, but am happy to work with any ensemble.  

Please contact me with rates and availability.  

Testimonials:  coming soon



I maintain a private studio in San Francisco, CA and a limited studio in Mountain View, CA.  

My teaching philosophy is based around cultivating the joy of music-making, inspiring the imagination while freeing the body to play with ease. 

My focus is adult amateurs (of all levels) and children (intermediate to advanced, middle and high school).  

My students are self-motivated, curious, and open to exploring new ways of thinking and moving.  

Please contact me for rates and availablity.  

Please find more under resources for current students. 

Testimonials: coming soon


No journey is a straight path, and I've had my share of intersections.  I couple that with decades of ensemble experience that has ranged from hyper dysfunctional to healthy and productive.  My expertise is in helping people discover their own path to a fulfilling life and career, and working with (small sized) groups and ensembles facing challenges in their cohesion.  


photo credit: RJ Muna


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