Catey Bawcombe-Schast began her piano studies with her mother at the early age of 3. Throughout her elementary and high school years, she performed in numerous Solo & Ensemble contests- placing among the top scores and competing at state levels. Catey enrolled at the University of Texas at Arlington to pursue her Bachelor of the Arts in Piano Pedagogy. While at University, she studied under the mentorship of Dr. John Solomons, with whom she had worked prior to entering college. In addition to being classically trained, Catey has accompanied several show choirs and enjoys playing a variety of show tunes and contemporary music. She has been teaching private lessons for a little over three years now and loves it. It is her hope to inspire students to challenge themselves and discover a love for music they may not have had before.