Considered one of LA’s finest vocal coaches, Katie has been teaching voice for over twenty one years.

Katie teaches develops and unfolds the voices of everyday singers as well as the industry’s finest. What attracts many students to Katie is her ability to sing. She sings the technique she teaches and demonstrates exactly how to apply it. It’s this particular skill that gives Katie a unique advantage over most vocal teachers. It allows her to teach others quickly, effectively, with clarity, with authority and a tremendous amount of support.

This technique maximizes your vocal abilities allowing you to sing anything! Pop to Opera, Rock to Gospel, Jazz to R&B and Musical Theatre; you should sing with a technique that allows you to relax and concentrate on performing.

Katie has a distinctive teaching style that is honest, egoless and trademark laser-focused. She has a reputation for creating a supportive and safe atmosphere that allows her students to shine. Katie takes great pride in her strong work ethic—honing her craft since the age of seven—and encourages her students to do the same.

Whether you’re out-of-town, on tour, or out of the country she’s always available through Skype/Facetime/Zoom. She’s developed quite an international following of students. In addition to all across the United States, students study with her weekly online from all over the world: Poland, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Russia, Japan, Korea, Canada, Australia, Serbia, Iceland, India, France, United Kingdom.


Katie is experienced in vocal therapy and has rehabilitated the voices of those who have undergone surgery due to polyps.  With proper singing technique and development, your voice is sure to sustain the likes of rehearsals, tours, recording sessions, and live performances.Katie’s lineage connects her to a rich history of great voices of the past generation and now she is developing and inspiring the next generation of singers to new heights.


Here is a clip of Kathleen walking the talk and putting the teachings into practice by vocalizing over 3 octaves. Her range is CONNECTED from C3-G6.

Learn how to sing with a strong, clear, and flexible voice over a range you never dreamed possible!



  • Interview with Miguel Manzo Vocal Studio
  • Vocal Workshops & Masterclasses


  • Created Riggs Vocal Method ™
  • Official Vocal Coach of Comedy Central’s © “Comedy Jam”


  • Various background vocals for demos / live shows



  • David Chandler’s gospel choir for the yearly AIDS Charity event called “Divas Simply Singing” held by Sheryl Lee Ralph.
  • Performed on Good Day LA’s 2009 Christmas Program that aired Christmas Day.


  • Featured Vocal Coach on TLC’s “The Singing Office”
To learn more about my services or to schedule a lesson with me, please visit my Contact Page.