Katie and Ben met in 2009 when their two college bands played a show together. At that point the two had already been working with children for several years and had written, recorded and performed a mountain of their own original music. They had a lot to talk about. They spent the better part of the next decade collaborating, writing, recording and touring all while working with and teaching Music to kids separately. In late 2017, Katie and Ben started talking about their futures and what they wanted to do with their lives.
They discovered that they shared the same big life goal and that was to start a music school. It was also around this time that they discovered that they had feelings for each other. They fell in love and soon got married. Over the past two years, Katie and Ben have traveled the country and the world playing their songs, all while making plans to start the music school.
Now, in 2019, the number of students and families they work with has grown to the point where they need a bigger space to teach from and they want to start hiring other like-minded teachers. The Submarine School is a culmination of all their experiences since meeting in 2009. Ben and Katie are rooted in two wonderful Rochester communities, the thriving scene of talented local musicians, and the future generation of great artists and musicians. The goal of the Submarine School of Music is to bring these two communities together in order to make an even greater positive impact on our city.
By donating you will help make their dream a reality and you will help two very special music communities in Rochester.
With your help they will be able to secure a space, buy instruments and start a scholarship fund so that there will be a pool of money to pay local teachers and subsidize Music lessons for families who might not otherwise be able to afford to give their children that gift.
Any contribution helps. But here are some rewards you can receive for donating.
- Catharine McCracken
- Christina Le Beau