Katie Prom began formal piano training at the age of six. After relocating to Illinois in middle school, she continued her interest in piano with Solange Sior. She was now learning new piano techniques and given many more opportunities to perform in public. Katie states "My love of music and playing the piano soared to new heights after starting piano lessons with Ms. Sior."
Shortly after beginning piano lessons, Katie was given the opportunity to teach private piano lessons in Ms. Sior's piano studio, which continued through her college years. "Solange taught me all the skills I needed to become a well-rounded piano teacher".
After years of teaching piano, Katie decided to follow her dream of getting a degree in Music Education to become a music teacher. Solange guided her through many college auditions. Receiving scholarship offer sfrom several colleges, she decided to get her Music Education degree at Northern Illinois University, later becoming a music teacher at a local elementary school. "I could never thank Solange enough for giving me the opportunity and skills to teach piano and music. I have carried these skills through college and after college into my career as a music teacher."
Through the encouragement from Solange at an early age, Katie is still teaching private piano lessons, accompanying choirs and instrumentalists in several school districts, and teaching general music to students from kindergarten to fifth grade. She cannot thank Solange enough for believing in her and for giving her the tools to follow her dreams.