voice teacher, piano and guitar teacher since 1984, Kathleen is also a recording artist, who has performed professionally both in Seattle and the San Francisco Bay area. She began performing professionally when she was 15 years old for Masonic events and USO shows. Majoring in college in music theory and composition she was a member of the Oakland Symphony Chorus.
After moving to Seattle she began singing in clubs, playing guitar and piano. Kathleen has performed at Beni Hanna and Space Needle Restaurant, Broadmoor Country Club, Tacoma Yacht Club, Rosselinis 410, Seattle Center, Bellevue Square for Pacific Northwest Art Show, Kirkland Music in the Parks programs and many more.
With a strong theater background she has sung lead and supporting roles with a Gilbert & Sullivan opera company and is currently the Artistic Director for Mainstage Productions; a division of Theater Arts Education Foundation, and is the founder and conductor of the Eastside Girls Choir & Youth Ensembles, founded in 1995. Kathleen has directed and written musical productions with favorable reviews. She worked for Medina Montessori School as the music specialist for 6 years and taught Musical Theater and art at the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club.
She is a working voice over actor and she continues to do recording projects with original compositions and cover songs. She performs regularly in recitals, for weddings, and as church soloist.
She is an active member of the National Association of the Teachers of Singing, the National Music Teachers Association, and the Washington State Music Teachers Association, and the Eastside Vocal Federation of Music Clubs. Personally; she and her husband have 3 grown children, and five beautiful grandchildren....
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Kathleen and Gina Radke performed for a Mona Foundation Event for member Rainn Wilson , March 2013