Katia was born in Brazil and studied piano in Sao Paulo. In the Netherlands, she studied Music Education and Fortepiano at the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague where she now teaches the piano as a secondary instrument to the Bachelor and Young-Talent departments. She also teaches piano to children at the music school 'Jaap Prinsen' in Bloemendaal.. In 2017 she graduated at the Feldenkrais Method Professional Training at the MBS Academy and got her Master Degree in Music Education at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2018. Her approach to piano teaching is based on the idea that increasing sensory and kinaesthetic awareness can be the key to increase confidence, quality and pleasure in practicing or performing the instrument.