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Every piano instructor has a different philosophy regarding music learning, private lessons and long-term musical goals for students. Students taking piano lessons at the Piano Spot will experience a well-rounded music education.


Strong technical


Reading &
writing music


Music theory &
ear training


Music making

While excellence and mastery in playing the piano is always a primary ongoing goal, there are several different ways for students to demonstrate their musical skills. Students will have opportunities to perform in recitals, enter piano festivals, compete in written music theory exams and participate in fun,
studio-wide competitions.

Studio Information

Find answers to frequently asked questions about taking lessons at the Piano Spot and music education resources.

studio fees

Lesson Fees

See the current lesson rates and scheduling availability

studio policy

Studio Policy

Includes information regarding studio functions, attendance and more

student handbook

Student Handbook

Designed to provide guidance, efficiency and reminders



Find upcoming local concerts, piano stores and fun educational sites

Meet the Instructor

Kathleen Daugherty is an accomplished pianist and organist, teaching students of all ages and levels in the Cinco Ranch area of Katy, Texas.

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Kathleen Daugherty is a Highly Qualified Texas Music Teacher and has been certified to teach music by the State of Texas. She received additional harpsichord instruction in Europe and has been a competition winner for a Young Artist Bach series. Her piano students have consistently won Gold Medals in State Theory Tests and have achieved high honors and critiques in judged events.


Merits & Education 

President of the Katy Music Teachers Association (KMTA)

Member of the Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA) 
and the National Music Teachers Association (NMTA)

Bachelor in Music Performance, 
Cum Laude – Western Michigan University

Bachelor in Social Psychology, 
Cum Laude – Western Michigan University

Bachelor in Music Education, 
Summa Cum Laude – Michigan State University


To inquire about current openings in the studio, send an email message indicating your child’s current age, grade, level of piano playing and availability for lesson scheduling.