The Southeast School of Music serves the communities of Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming, Duluth, John’s Creek, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Roswell, and Suwanee in Georgia, and provides music lessons in piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, drums, and voice. To provide maximum flexibility to our students, both In home music lessons and online music lessons are offered.

The music school was established by pianist and educator Dr. Kate An.  Kate is a trained music educator who obtained her undergraduate degree in Music from the Manhattan School of Music, a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School, and a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Boston University. 

The music school is proud to offer a Salzburg College/SSOM joint certificate program and is thrilled to announce their 2023 Winter recital will be held at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, GA.

Kate’s passion for piano and music in general was the motivating force for establishing the Southeast School of Music. She has a strong desire to pass down her love of music and extensive knowledge to others regardless of their age or skill level.

Kate is fluent in both English and Korean and has extensive experience teaching piano to students as young as three years old through adulthood. She nurtures her students’ individual talents and desires to see them enjoy playing while experiencing a growing appreciation for music.

Watch pianist Kate An’s performance at the Southeast School of Music Salzburg College Austria trip..

Dr. Kate An Accomplishments

  • On the music faculty at Kennesaw State University as of 1/2024.
  • On the music faculty at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia.
  • Associate Music Director at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Marietta, Georgia
  • Previously a music faculty member at Northeastern University, where she taught courses on Mozart, Musicianship (levels 1-4), and Music Theory, and led student programs in Austria and South Korea.
  • While at Northeastern University, Kate coached chamber music groups, provided private piano lessons, and led two music programs (Music Performance Minor and New England Conservatory / Northeastern University Joint Certificate).
  • Worked as Principal Rehearsal Pianist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Festival Chorus. 
  • Worked with conductors James Levine, David Robertson, Grant Llewellyn, Alan Gilbert and Charles Dutoit.
  • Performed over the years throughout the United States and Europe in notable venues including Boston Symphony Hall, Museum of Fine Arts Jordan Hall, Boston’s Hatch Shell, Faneuil Hall, Weill Hall, Alice Tully Hall International Institute of Music Dozentenkonzert in Bad Faulenbach, Germany, and Konzert Junger Kunstler, Musicipal Theater, Kempten, Germany.
  • Appeared on Good Morning America, WCVB-TV Channel 5 live telecast, and Sundays with Liz Walker.

What Our Music Students Are Saying

A true professional in every sense of the word.

If you’re interested in starting piano lessons for yourself or child, I would highly recommend Dr. Kate An.  She is a true professional in every sense of the word and teaches with such kindness and patience.  If you are considering music lessons, look no further as Dr. Kate will be the best choice you can make!
Richard Baluyot

Her instruction methods are clear and effective.

Dr. Kate An is such a great music instructor! She is so knowledgeable, patient and kind. Her instruction methods are clear and effective. She has taught my two daughters (4 and 6) and me so much about piano over the past year. Thanks Dr. An!
Zack Sparks

She is the best and I highly recommend!

It is without hesitation that I write this review for Southeast music school . my son started lessons at the age of 4 and has been taking lessons for 2 years . Currently he can read music and play the piano. She fosters a culture of total immersion, responsiveness, engagement, encouragement and kindness. My son has learned to listen,focus and practice beyond belief! I hope he becomes an accomplished pianist like his teacher! She is the best and I highly recommend her services
Kathleen Best

Why Choose Our Music School

Get Started on your musical journey

We take pride in our team of accomplished instructors who bring their expertise and passion to every session. With their guidance, you’ll embark on a transformative musical journey that expands your skills and ignites creativity.

  • Private in home lessons and online lessons for piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, drums and voice.
  • Accomplished instructors dedicated to nurturing your talent.
  • Suitable for students of all ages and skill levels, with a special senior discount.
  • Exciting programs available including the Salzburg College/Southeast School of Music joint certificate program and a Continuing Education Program.
  • Flexible teaching schedules from Monday through Saturday.
  • Established by pianist and music educator Dr. Kate An, a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, The Julliard School, and Boston University. She is fluent in English and Korean.

How Can We Help You on Your Musical Journey?

We’re thrilled to connect with you and explore how we can meet your musical needs. Reach out to us today to find our more about the Southeast School of Music.