Homestyle Music was developed out of a passion for sharing music with others.
We believe music enriches a person's life beyond measure.
Who is HOMESTYLE MUSIC?
Homestyle Music was established in Acworth, Georgia beginning in 2007. In 2009, it began to expand into neighboring cities and 14 teachers were hired, and contracted, by its owner Katie Hester to teach professional music lessons including: guitar lessons, drum lessons, piano lessons, woodwind lessons, voice lessons, and string lessons.
Homestyle Music provides excellent lessons from multiple qualified and experienced teachers in piano, guitar, voice, strings, woodwinds, and percussion. Lessons are for individual students at their homes in Acworth, Kennesaw, Woodstock, Dallas, Marietta, Powder Springs, Roswell, East Cobb, Sandy Springs, and surrounding areas of North Metro Atlanta, Georgia. One-to-one personal lessons are offered online as well for students.
Lessons are during weekdays after school, during the daytime, and on weekend hours. The owner, Katie Hester, specializes in offering music instruction to home-schooled students during daytime school hours. She also has several years of experience helping persons with special needs learn to play music. Homestyle Music was developed out of Katie's passion for sharing music with others. She believes music enriches a person's life beyond measure. The following is a list of benefits to studying music:
Concentration: The study of music requires a student to multitask as focus on reading, muscle coordination, timing, and aesthetics all at the same time.
Muscle Development: The study of an instrument, or of voice, requires the use of finely tuned muscles. Learning to play a musical instrument helps develop eye-hand coordination.
Social Interaction: Social opportunities are plenty as students share music with other musicians and the general public.
Accomplishment: Learning music is a journey and is rewarding when students realize how they have grown. Homestyle Music celebrates bringing students to a place of success every step along the way.
Creativity and Self-Expression: Homestyle Music believes that people are made to be creative. The studies of piano, guitar, voice, or any musical instrument helps to give place to creative abilities and develops students to be the best they can.
About the Owner, KATIE HESTER:
Katie Hester has taught music for over 20 years. She attained a B.A. in Music Education with a concentration on flute performance at Wayne State University. Her love for several styles of music and instruments has inspired her to continue studies in piano, guitar, flute and saxophone. Katie has taught piano, guitar, flute, and other music lessons in Acworth, and surrounding areas since 2007. She also has experience as a band and general music director in public and private schools. Katie Hester is a trusted professional in her areas of study. Aiming to be thorough, yet flexible, fun, and well-rounded is her approach to teaching music. With Katie, students are taught the fundamentals while still having the chance to incorporate learning various styles of music. She looks forward to sharing her love of music with her students as well as helping educate and facilitate those with other teachers!
Katie has performed in numerous bands/orchestras as well as solo. She is experienced in classical, rock, jazz/blues, and Contemporary Christian music. She is able to perform by reading or by ear. Katie believes in achieving musical success with all students. This is accomplished through a focus on the fundamentals of rhythm, reading notes, understanding theory, etc. She is determined to have students who enjoy learning music. After all, a student who enjoys a subject is likely to continue studying it! She operates a website for music EDUCATION & INSPIRATION at: www.breakthroughmusic.today and you can hear Katie's compositions on flute, guitar, and piano at: www.katieflute.com.
TEACHING INTERVIEW of KATIE HESTER
"We love Mrs. Katie! She makes music fun and we wouldn't trade her for the world!" --Stephanie S.
"Mrs. Katie is an excellent teacher! I am very thankful for more than 11 years of patient, but passionate, instruction for my child. She has helped my child grow and build self-confidence. I am so thankful for Homestyle Music!" --Alex V.