Katty Anna Mayorga began her guitar studies in Guatemala at the age of 6, concentrating in Latin American pop music on acoustic guitar. She also studied electric bass, mandolin, ukulele and banjo, but fell in love with the classical guitar. At the age of 18 she decided to concentrate solely on classical guitar and in New York, she began her studies with Peter Press (accomplished classical guitarist and mandolin player), Frederic Hand (Grammy nominated guitarist and composer, Mannes School of Music) and João Luiz Rezende Lopes (Brasil Guitar Duo and faculty at SUNY Purchase). She completed her Performance in Classical Guitar undergraduate degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude, under Frederic Hand at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College and shortly after her Master’s degree under the same tutelage. She has taken master classes with various world renowned guitarist such as Sharon Isbin, Ana Vidovic, Dale Kavanagh, and Susana Prieto. She actively performs as a soloist and with her duos: Duo Metropolitano (two guitars) and Duo JKLM (flute and guitar) and taught for over 10 years in Westchester County, Ny, and Fairfield County, Ct before joining NYC Guitar school.
Katty is convinced of the importance of Early Childhood music education and the developmental advantage that it creates. She believes deeply in the structural aspects of Suzuki Music Education and the potential of Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) to nurture a child to have a strong bond with music and with the parent. Through SECE, children learn dexterity, music appreciation, sharing and a gentle character. Katty’s SECE mentor and trainer is Lynn McCall, the Director of Ayla Suzuki Music and the first American permitted to train SECE teachers.
Katty also became Suzuki Guitar certified in 2014, under the mentoring of Andrea Cannon, founder of Guitar Arts Studio which serves as a National Model Program for Suzuki Guitar.Katty believes the most important part of being a musician is to pass your knowledge to the next generation so they are inspired to make the world a better place through music. We are happy that her love and skill for music and small children have brought her to NYC Guitar School.