Katie has been performing pretty much her entire life. She started dancing at two-years-old and her mother threw her into modeling for Nordstrom at five. She danced professionally as a child and studied with the Joffrey Ballet Company. As a teen she was a lead in every high school musical, and studied locally alongside Babs Dyer and Michael Replogle through the Vienna Youth Players and Fairfax Musical Theatre Academy. Following high school, she furthered her studies in New York City at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) where she earned her professional degree in Musical Theatre. She studied under some of the biggest Broadway actors and directors such as David Andrews Rodgers, Phillip George, Evan Pappas and Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family", "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee") Katie has done everything from independent film, to reality shows, promotional modeling, featured extra work, and theatre. Some credits include:"Legally Blonde; Search for the Next Elle Woods on MTV/ Broadway" , "The King and I", "Guys and Dolls", "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", "The Me Nobody Knows", and "South Pacific". In between theatre gigs, she taught voice lessons and dance to children, and assisted directed in local youth productions. Along with teaching voice at The Music School, she is now busy being a mom and running the daily operations and private events for Jammin' Java. She is also part of Jammin Java's house band! Katie is so grateful to be a part of the Jammin Java Family and The Music School, and is even more grateful to share her passion and love of music with others.
Madelyn Pierce / Voice
Madelyn is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a BM in Vocal Music Education and has experience teaching music theory, choir, private piano and voice lessons. She studied classical voice for many years and has been trained by and among successful opera singers, but mainly enjoys performing contemporary music (or nerdy choral music). Her claim to fame is the experience she had competing in the ICCA’s as a part of her a cappella group in college, aka the competition pictured in the movie “Pitch Perfect.” Madelyn enjoys leading worship at church, occasionally writes and shares her own music, and believes music has the ability to inspire, educate, and heal others. Madelyn also loves photography, working at an adoption agency, and dancing like no one is watching.
Erin is a versatile singer with an extensive background in music education. Erin studied voice with a concentration in operatic performance at University of Maryland College Park. She is a three-time recipient of the Rosa Ponselle Silver Rose All Marylanders award. In addition to having taught private lessons for children and adults, Erin developed, implemented, and evaluated a year round, in-school music education curriculum for Chicago Public School students in 3 rd through 8 th grades as the program Director for the nonprofit Rock For Kids (now Foundations of Music). Currently Erin sings and is a multi-instrumentalist with the rock band FuzzQueen. She has also toured nationally with Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray for several years. She has performed at such diverse venues as Carnegie Hall, The Kingman Island Festival, and Tipitina’s. She has been featured as a vocalist on NPR and in national and regional press. Erin has experience with many styles including: jazz, musical theatre, pop, rock, country, and classical. She is committed to helping you sing your heart out!