Welcome to the Piano Spot

Learn to play the world’s most popular and beautiful instrument.


Piano success occurs when a professional teacher, involved parent and hard-working student collaborate together throughout the learning process. Each student through The Piano Spot will be taught in a way that maximizes that student’s musical potential, with focus on skill development, musicality and a lifelong appreciation for the arts.


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 TMTA Theory Tests and have achieved high honors and critiques in judged events. She has years of experience conducting choirs, bands, bell choirs, and other ensembles, in addition to adjudicating events. She emphasizes excellence in music skill development and performance, in addition to a well-rounded music education.


Merits & Education 

Past President of the Katy Music Teachers Association (KMTA)

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

Bachelor in Music Performance, 
Cum Laude – Western Michigan University

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

Bachelor in Social Psychology, 
Cum Laude – Western Michigan 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.