New York City Music Teachers

Katie Jenkins

Katie Jenkins

UES, Manhattan, New York, NY

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Composition Lessons | Electronic Dance Music Production Lessons, Piano Lessons, Singing Lessons, Violin Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, Mixing and Mastering Lessons, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: BM Juilliard , Composition
  • Pricing: $85 per hour
  • Suitability: All Ages!


Katie Jenkins is a multi award-winning Welsh composer, producer, vocalist and entrepreneur now based in New York City. Jenkins’ most recent accolades include winning the Grand Prize both the International Women’s Brass Festival: WCFT Competition; the EXPO:New Works Competition, 2021, the Composer’s Cordance Generations XI: New Music for Jazz Septet, 2022 and the LunArt Festival, 2022. She was granted the New York Federation of Music Clubs Israel Prize, 2021 and won the 8th International Piano Competition Smederevo, 2020. Jenkins most recently placed 3rd in the 13th Piano Composition Competition Fidelio 2022 for her solo piano work, ‘Cerddoriaeth i Bronwyn’, dedicated to pianist Bronwyn Schuman.

Jenkins’ music has been performed across Europe and the US, including performances at DiMenna Center, National Sawdust, The Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute of Music, BBC Hoddinott Hall and music festivals in Bulgaria and Serbia. Jenkins was a 2021 Artist in Residence with the Dordor Gallery, Brooklyn. Her work featured in Vogue Italia, March 2021 Edition. Her work also has been published by industry leading publishers; Hal Leonard and Murphy Music Press.

She has provided music for numerous prestigious institutions such as The United Nations 2020 and Ensemble Intercontemporain, 2021. Her music has been used by many filmmakers, including festival success at the Berlin Film Festival and New York International Award, 2021. Jenkins completed a project for the New York Choreographic Institute affiliate of the New York City Ballet in February of 2022. She has recently been preparing for her upcoming collaboration with fashion designer Terrence Zhou; premiering their collection at New York Fashion Week in the fall of 2022.

As a mix engineer, Jenkins’ latest project included working on a global initiative run by The Female Quotient in collaboration with composer and multi- instrumentalist Shelbie Rassler, creating music for the world’s largest virtual dinner party of 150,000 women!

She is a 2022 graduate of the Juilliard School where she held the Henry Mancini Fellowship. She has returned to Juilliard where she is currently completing her Masters degree as well as coaching film scoring and music production in the music technology center.


Teaching Info

After growing up in Wales, UK, I decided to move to NYC in 2018 to pursue my degree in music composition at the Juilliard School.  I was appointed to a Juilliard teaching fellow in 2020 and have taught a range of incredible students.  I am excited to share my new approaches to composition for the concert hall an media worlds including music production techniques and film scoring.

Along with my passion for composition, I trained for 15 years as a violinist and led many orchestras back home in the UK.  I have taught violin, piano and composition to students of all ages from a range of backgrounds, including mentoring orchestral musicians.  I strive to teach with a unique and personal method that centers around the student’s own needs, personalities and goals.  I love nothing more than a student who enjoys music – my aim is to help them realize their potential whilst remembering that creativity is fun!

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