Miss Kate is an Early Music musician and pianist with a B.M. in piano performance and a master of arts in teaching.  She completed her bachelors, on talent scholarship,  at KEENE under  tutelage of the late New england conservatory  graduate and pianist George Loring. she further obtained her masters at manhattanville college.  She has studied with many notable pianists and keyboardists, including Maura Glennon and R. Scott White (KSC), Flora Kuan and francis brancaleone (Manhattanville), and Jean Newton (Westchester Conservatory).  She is also a musician on the indie  circuit and staff accompanist at Bell Middle School in Chappaqua. 

Hubbels Music was an idea that originated from the amount of big and flashy schools popping up around the area. Students were not learning and playing music to their full potential, and with the noticeable decline in preserving the musical arts, there was a need for quality teachers and education. 

2014 -  Working classical keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist Kate, who had been teaching and accompanying in Southern Westchester and Jersey for years, put all of her love and life savings into the original Hubbels Drive studio space (in Mount Kisco, next door to Jodi's Gym). She poured every drop of her 25 years of piano and higher music education into creating a small and intimate, yet unique, setting where kids get the ultimate best one-on-one attention, mentoring, nurturing and performance opportunities. The goal was not to operate as a mill where students are "farmed out," and teachers, while likable, do not have true teaching or playing backgrounds. 



2018- Hubbels teachers are performance artists with years of experience. When not teaching, we're found touring, accompanying, producing and arranging for a living. We are not babysitters, nor is the studio a place to have a musical playdate, and students are expected to grow and take their studies seriously. Having collegiate education allows us to run the studio with a pre-college atmosphere, which we really enjoy! We also are loving individuals with the ability to build a musical bond with students and an expertise in helping them discover their brand. It is our number one priority for them to blossom into serious musicians (but with many laughs along the way) while also preserving an ancient art and discipline. The ultimate reward is watching music become part of a child's identity.  

At Hubbels, we specialize in truly engaging our students and making the concept of music lessons a wonderful and exciting experience. We have outstanding personalities, energy, creativity, and most importantly, the higher education and experience needed to foster kids in this profession. We  enjoy seeing our kids achieve high NYSSMA scores and acceptance into competitive outside music programs and colleges of their choice.