Katie Cross is active member of MTNA, the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the Gordon Institute for Music Learning. She has a wealth of experience working with many ages and many abilities (and disabilities) and prefers to keep a diverse piano studio in order to keep learning the most from her students. She has had students matriculated into college music programs and one who is now an artist of international fame. Young children will find stimulation with games that allow them to write music as they learn to read it and also to use movement exercises to aid their learning.
Ms. Cross has also held teaching positions at the Oberlin Community Arts School, the Fine Arts Association in Mentor, the Cleveland Music School Settlement, and the Center for Young Musicians. Recent piano performances include appearances as a soloist with the True North Symphony and with her trumpet/piano duo. She directs a choir at the Oberlin Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, plays the Saturday service at Olmsted Community Church and can also be discovered among the singers hired by Quire Cleveland. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music from Ithaca College she also holds a Masters in Pedagogy from Ithaca.