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Woodwind Instructor

AA in Music from San Diego Miramar College
BA in Music Studies from Berklee College of Music
MA in Music Education from Boston University

Kaitlyn started teaching music back in 2012 and opened Tilghman's Academy of Music in 2018 because of her passion for sharing music with her students. She has taught band, orchestra, and general music classes in public elementary and middle schools.
Kaitlyn began learning clarinet in her elementary school and doubled on flute and clarinet in middle school. She was first chair and section leader for the clarinet section at her high school. She continued to learn saxophone in her college jazz band. 
Kaitlyn has performed in orchestras, musical theatre, jazz band, as well as various contemporary styles. She has also conducted various bands and orchestras in her Southern California.

Student Reviews:

By Tara C. 

"Kaitlyn has a very kind and positive demeanor with my daughter. Clarinet lessons are going so well!"

By Kayla O.

"She was great with my 5 year old. Very knowledgeable and patient."

By Jacob R.

"Kaitlyn was great! She knows her stuff and my son is really excited to improve his clarinet skills." 


By Rachel W.

"Kaitlyn is exactly the right teacher for my 5th grade clarinet player."

By Cheryl Z.

"Kaitlyn is very nice and very patient . Really great teacher . I really enjoy taking lessons from her 5 star 🎷"

By Andrea L.

"My daughter had been taking flute lessons from Kaitlyn for almost two years and she LOVES her lessons. Kaitlyn not only teaches kids how to correctly play an instrument, but she truly encourages her students to love music."

By Rebecca R.

"Kaitlyn is awesome! She is an extremely knowledgeable and very patient teacher. It is clear that she loves teaching music and wants to pass her love of music on to her students. I highly recommend Tilghman's Academy of Music!"

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