About Dr. Kathy Rabago
Dr. Kathy Rabago founded Velocity Music Academy in 2010 as a way to spread her love of teaching to the Cedar Park and Austin area. She has 27 years of teaching experience in both the private area and at the University level. She holds 3 degrees in music, including a doctorate in musical arts from UT-Austin.
Along with directing and teaching at Velocity, Kathy also teaches music at St. Edward’s University and is raising two young musicians of her own.
Dr. Kathy Rabago holds three degrees in piano: BM in Piano Performance from Trinity University, MM in Piano Performance from Southern Methodist University, and DMA in Music Education Piano Pedagogy from the University of Texas at Austin. She also has additional training from the Aspen Music School, and has studied music in Vienna, Austria.
Dr. Rabago has always been an active forerunner in the field of technology and music. Since she already held a minor in German, she was able to take multi-media computer design classes in lieu of her foreign language requirements while working on her doctorate in music. Dr. Rabago was the first pedagogue to write an online database for music selection in 2003, making her dissertation available for anyone through the internet.
She has also worked for an internet music company from Dallas, creating and recording instructional DVDs for piano instruction. She has written articles about research in technology for Roland U.S., and had presented lectures on technology and music at the Association for Technology in Music Instruction National Convention, and at Music Teacher’s National Conventions.
She utilizes web instruction in her lessons, and creates audio recordings of student performances through various programs for every student. Her iPad is at home on her grand piano, assisting students with music theory and recordings! An active web developer, Dr Rabago is the web designer and developer for this website and several others.
Dr. Rabago has worked at the University level, teaching music theory and piano at Trinity University and St. Edward‘s University. She has also worked in arts administration through the National Symphony Orchestra’s Education Department at the J.F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and in the field of multimedia musical instruction. Currently she is an adjunct professor of music at St. Edward’s University, and teaches piano and administers the music program at Velocity Music Academy.
She is also in demand as an organist, an adjudicator, and a lecture/author at national music conventions. Most importantly, she is mother to two beautiful children who share her love of music.