Kat DaVille has been educating children and adults in music and music theory as well as performance coaching along the Jersey Shore for 20 years.
An alumnus of the Drummer’s Collective school in NYC, she has performed with noteworthy groups across all genres such as Misfits drummer, Dr. Chud, and legendary Brooklyn NY rockabilly outfit, the Screamin’ Rebel Angels.
Her private education with exemplary music instructors helps mold her into the experienced instructor she is today. Her mentor, Ron Thaler (Alicia Keys), instilled a strict philosophy of practicing self-actualization, self-awareness, and self-acceptance of one’s knowledge, skills, and assets through studying music. Under Mr. Thaler’s tutelage, Kat recognized the importance of establishing a sincere connection to the instrument in order to authentically engage the audience during a performance.
Through practice and deep research, she recognizes why this philosophy sets musicians apart from other artists. Kat believes that if a student of music immerses themselves in their instrument and welcomes varying musical challenges (i.e., live performances, difficult musical pieces, etc.), not only will the student improve as a musician, but they will also grow as a confident, disciplined and humble individual. She sincerely believes that music provides healthy outlets for individuals experiencing difficult situations or people simply looking for another form of artistic expression. She loves teaching children and adults who love different genres and enjoys the uniqueness of every student’s abilities.
Although drums and percussion is her primary instrument, Kat also teaches guitar, bass, piano, and vocals.