Indus Tennessee

Ms. Kat began playing viola at the age of nine and knew that sharing a passion for music would be a lifelong joy.  As a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, Kat performs a wide range of musical genres from the Celtic and Appalachian traditions to classical, blues and jazz. 


She performs regularly with her husband and bassist, Clay Faris.  Together with Michelle Smith and David Klein, they are Indus Tennessee - an Americana band featuring 3-part vocal harmonies, guitar, ukulele, bass, and drums.



Photo credit: Christine Klein

Kat Starr Music (KSM)

...was established in 2009 with a simple mission ~
  to inspire a love of music

KSM  offers private and group lessons to students age 5 through retired on violin, fiddle, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and piano.  Students are given numerous opportunities to perform solo and in ensembles in the community, at competitions, and in recitals.


Kat holds a degree in Music Education and regularly attends workshops to continue her education.  Ms. Kat continually strives to find new ways to inspire and engage her students.  



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