Music. A universal language. Music inspires, heals, entertains, connects people, captures stories, helps people find their voice, stores memories, and impacts both the artist and the audience. As a songwriter, I use concepts, to form lyrics, and capture messages, that helps harness emotions, housed within melodies and harmonies, that distills life, down to an essence, that comes packaged, as a song. Every listener hears something a little different as the lyrics and music are filtered through each person's unique life experiences. A song is sonic art that accesses our emotions.
I work independently and in collaboration with co-writers and artists to write, perform, and produce music. Though I do work as an independent songwriter, I am a connector. My favorite way to write songs is through the Art of Collaboration. Where synergistic relationships emerge from combining the strengths of "many" into a more powerful whole. I know my strengths shine brighter when complimented within the alignment of other songwriters and producers skill sets. You can see this dynamic represented in my current song library. My lyrics and basic melodies have been arranged, performed, and produced by singer/songwriter/performer/composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist, Maria Skidmore. She makes my basic songs shine brighter than I ever could on my own. Our collaborative efforts are captured under the name,
Written by Kate Skidmore. Arranged, performed, and produced by Maria Skidmore.
Maria Skidmore is a violin performance major at Michigan State University
due to graduate Spring of 2025. In addition to the violin, she is also a
singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. You can find her on
Additionally, I am one of four, co-founding members of,
Power Pack Studios; along with producer/composer/singer/songwriter, Lori Laviolette, and singer/songwriters, Keri Edwards, and Paige Baker. Power Pack Studios, is in the business of "Empowering Women in Music ~ through strength-based collaboration." Through our complementary skill sets, we atPower Pack Studios, are in the business of developing Power Pack Artists, and growing our Power Pack Sync Library to use in film, tv, and advertising.