2013 National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, Katie Moritz is a musician and teacher hailing from the Chicagoland area in Northern Illinois.
She’s been playing music ever since she could remember, starting piano as a very small child and playing the tuba through school. Her taste in music is geared towards more eclectic sounds and it wasn’t till she started playing the hammered dulcimer that she found her authentic musical “voice”. Katie loves traditional music from around the world, 1940’s jazz standards, Broadway musicals, bluegrass, and pop. She has spent over a decade studying traditional music and is dedicated to teaching and continuing a traditional style of playing.
Katie holds a Master’s degree in Design & Media and an Associate’s degree in Music Performance. She has taught and performed at many festivals and gatherings around the United States.
Along with the hammered dulcimer, Katie is a multi-instrumentalist who plays mountain dulcimer, ukulele, steel pan, guitar, and more. Check out her website: http://katiemoritz.com
Katie is a tutor at the Nonsuch Annual Weekend Online, 2020.