Cathy DeKnight is a piano and voice teacher who holds a Bachelor of Music Education and Vocal Performance from UMKC. She has taught privately since 1985, and has been teaching at Meyer Music since 2000. Cathy belongs to several music teacher clubs that allow her students to attend music festivals and competitions. She encourages her students to perform in at least one performance based festival and a recital each year. She uses several varieties of traditional method book series, offered by publishers such as Alfred, Bastien, and Faber for basic reading of notation, theory concepts, and technique. Along with the method books, she encourages students to add special solos, fun books, pop, jazz etc., to use the tools learned in the method books on something that fits each student's personal musical tastes. Cathy loves to adjust her teaching style to best suit each individual's personality and musical goals. Overall, she is easy going and works to keep lessons as light and fun as possible.