Meet Our Faculty

Kate Davison


Teaching Philosophy

I’m a life mentor as much as I am a teacher. My goal in lessons is to help connect the dots between music and life, all while helping a student find their confidence and spirit through fundamentals like etudes, technical exercises, scale work, and a wide range of level-appropriate repertoire. By nurturing a positive and supportive environment I aim to facilitate not only their artistic development but also their personal growth. Each student’s unique journey is precious and I strive to make the learning process enjoyable and meaningful. Ultimately, I want to inspire a holistic transformation, where students evolve as proficient flutists and as better humans.


M.M. New England Conservatory; B.M. Hartt School, University of Hartford; Professional Studies Certificate: Piccolo Performance, San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Principal teachers: Catherine Payne, Renee Krimsier, Janet Arms


Kate Davison is an active flutist, piccolist, and educator residing in Boston. As an enthusiastic piccolo player, she earned a degree in piccolo from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying under Catherine Payne, the piccoloist of the San Francisco Symphony. Kate has appeared with many ensembles, including the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Sewanee Festival Orchestra, Eureka Ensemble, and the New England Conservatory Philharmonia, among others. She has had the privilege of performing under the batons of JoAnn Falletta, Hugh Wolff, Leonard Slatkin, and Mei-Ann Chen. Aside from flute, Kate can be found trying new foods, cooking, bird watching, crafting, and exploring nature.