Kate Ogden

Kate Ogden is a Licensed Simply Music Piano Teacher and owner of Everyone Plays Piano.  She is a classically trained pianist since early childhood with an extensive background in performance, competitive events, teaching, and accompaniment, in addition to being the recipient of several national awards.

Kate earned a B.S. in Music Education from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, and as a scholarship student of Boston University studied piano in their summer program at Tanglewood as a member of the Berkshire Music Center.  Kate studied with several notable pianists at Tanglewood, later in the New York metropolitan area, and in California.

Kate's teaching experience includes Temple University Childrens' Program, Chestnut Hill Academy, and her home studio in suburban Philadelphia.  Additionally, she was a music teacher for the San Diego School District, and served as a substitute teacher K-12. Currently, Kate teaches Simply Music Piano in her studio in Palos Verdes Estates, California and is a Simply Music Piano instructor for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.


"I have been taking piano lessons from Kate Ogden for a few months and find her to be an extremely talented instructor.  The breadth of her musical knowledge is impressive and she has a unique ability to simplify the material and make it easy for me to grasp immediately.  She is able to relate to my ability and level of competence and customizes the sessions to fit my needs perfectly.  I am excited about the progress I am making because of her.  She is delightful!!

JoAnn Brown, Palos Verdes

"Both of my children are succeeding in this program because of Kate Ogden's knowledge and teaching experience.  She understands my children and challenges them to do their best.  They have made great progress in only a few short months and at ages 7 and 8 don't even have to be told to practice!

Terry W.  

"When I saw Kate's ad for piano lessons, my unmet childhood desires came flooding back.  My first question to Kate was whether she would teach students in their 80's.  The answer was "yes, Simply Music Piano is a great program for seniors!"  Kate is a wonderful teacher providing all the support and encouragement needed."

Marilyn B.