"I have known Katie for almost 10 years now and can confidently say that she is one of the most influential people I have ever met. I can and will always remember our lessons together at the Mansfield University Summer Saxophone Camp. She has helped and supported me with whatever it was I wanted to do in my life and for that I am eternally grateful. Her passion for teaching, performing, and helping others is what I admire most about her. She is well versed in both classical and jazz saxophone and can teach both at an extremely high level. I have seen Katie grow into such a strong, resilient young woman and am extremely proud of where her life has taken her."

Ethan Wetzel




"Having taught alongside Katie Kerick and played many of her arrangements, I can confidently say that she is an exceptional teacher and arranger. With her wide breadth of knowledge and stylistic comfortability, she crafts pieces appropriate to any occasion and skill level. As a teacher, she always meets the needs of the individual student, and she guides them to the accomplishment of their personal and musical goals."

Jonathan Hostottle




"It is my pleasure to recommend Katie as a saxophone instructor. During her years of being an outstanding private student in my studio I have observed her working with and nurturing the younger students in our band. In addition to her professionalism and knowledge she always displayed empathy and understanding to the younger students. Again, I would wholeheartedly recommend her."

Mr. Robert Fetterman


“Playing music is supposed to be fun. It's about heart, it's about feelings, moving people, and something beautiful, and it's not about notes on a page. I can teach you notes on a page, I can't teach you that other stuff.”

-Mr. Holland's Opus