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Gaining a stellar reputation for her inspiring master classes, clinics, adjudicating, and workshops, Kitty has been a guest lecturer in the Jazz Studies Programs of many of the nation's top universities and high schools, including:

Stanford Jazz Workshop, Stanford University
Lamont College of Music
Universit of Denver, Denver CO
University of Colorado, Boulder CO
University of Northern Colorado, Greely CO
Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham OR
University of Arizona, Tuscon AZ
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo CA
Reno International Jazz Festival, University of Reno, NE
The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, University of Idaho, Moscow ID
McPhail Center for the Arts, Minneapolis MN
Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp, Chicago IL
Jazz Camp West, La Honda CA
Brigham Young University, Provo UT
University of Washington, Seattle WA
Sitka High School, Sitka Alaska
Everett Center for the Performing Arts, Everett WA
De Anza College, Cupertino CA
University of North Texas, Denton TX
University of Nevada, Las Vegas NE
San Francisco State University, SF CA
University of Nevada, Reno NE
Delta College, Stockton CA
Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa CA
Jazz on a Sunday Clinic, London, England
University of Milan, Italy
Madeline Eastman's Voice Shop
Centro Didattico produzione Musica (CDpM), Bergamo, Italy
University of Arkansas
University of Western Australia
Monterey Jazz Festival Competitions





Clinics and Workshops  I   Private Teaching

Private Teaching
Kitty teaches select students privately when she is in San Francisco. She works with all levels and ages. Her area of concentration is jazz singing and her specific focus is on improvisation. Each lesson is one hour long and includes Kitty and a top level guitar accompanist. Prerequisite is ability to learn a melody for a standard accurately. Some experience helpful.

To inquire about setting up an lesson please e-mail Kitty or call 1-800-4MAD-KAT.

Raves from Private Students:

"After only one lesson with Kitty, I knew I had found the music mentor I had been seeking. Her potent, yet playful direction immediately shifted my singing and presence to a rich and grounded place that I look forward to inhabiting more and more fully as we work together in the future. Her phrasing and improvisational skills are second to none. It is an honor to be guided by this magical force that is Kitty Margolis!"
-Rebecca Dumaine
private student

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"Working with Kitty is giving me the inspiration and push I need to propel myself to the next level. Kitty's thoughtful approach isn't just about the music, it's about discovering your own stories and delivering them in an honest, dynamic way. Sometimes this means reading Buddhist texts or spending a weekend focusing on in-depth, critical listening. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such a gifted artist, musician, philosopher and businesswoman. As I prepare to release my first album, I can't think of a better mentor to guide me through the process."
-Haley Elwell
private student

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"Kitty is the hippest, most fun teacher I've ever had for anything. She has an amazing way to strip away any feelings of self-conciousness, and help you explore what you may not have known was there. Kitty's enthusiasm and passion for her craft is infectious, whether it's on stage or in the classroom. It's totally exciting to be around that kind of talent and to have Kitty as a mentor and coach."
-Elizabeth Tracy
private student

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"Through her imaginative approach and devotion to handing down the written and unwritten rules of jazz, Kitty helped me identify and tackle a lot of the challenges I face as a musician - especially a female musician - and in launching a career in this field. I learned so much in the 6 years that I studied with Kitty. Every lesson left me with a surge of excitement and tons of creative ideas about how to develop my goals. I recently put out my first CD and had an exciting CD release party at Yoshi's - I never could have done this without all the pearls of wisdom and encouragement she bestowed on me throughout the years. Kitty is a fantastic teacher and a wonderfully warm-hearted person too! "
-Lori Carsillo
private student


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