Katie Dwyer Songwriter

Katie Dwyer is an independent singer-songwriter, music producer, and arts advocate. Since childhood, songwriting has been her go-to form of creative expression, but it wasn't until the end of high school that she was comfortable enough to perform her songs on stage. Nearly a decade later, she began learning recording and music production techniques, giving her the ability to release professional quality pieces of music from her home studio in South Dakota, without the help of agents or record labels, and find work remotely as a recording artist and audio engineer. In addition to writing and producing her own music, she is half of the band Moon & Sea, host of a local Songwriter Showcase event, President of Short Grass Arts Council, a custom songwriter for Songfinch, an audiobook narrator for audible and the South Dakota Historical Society Press, and owner of Heartbeat Kick Productions.

Outside of her music and audio work, she have an old home, a husband, four young children, a dog, and a vegetable garden that keep her busy and happy.

From a young age she concluded that music was a hobby, not a job. It took a long time to unlearn that, and she is finally doing what it feels like she is meant to do. A big goal is to be an example for other people who may be in that same mentality. Katie wants to be a living example that it's possible to make a living as an artist, doing what you love.

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I am now featured on South Dakota's Touring Artist Roster.  If your organization would like to hire me to perform a concert, teach a songwriting workshop, or speak about what it's like to be an independent musician in today's music industry, please contact me here or email katie@katiedwyer.com so I can check my availability and send you a quote.


If there's someone in your life that is hard to shop for, consider a custom song with Songfinch. This can be the most meaningful and memorable gift they ever receive. If the person doesn't like my style of music, check out the other artists! 
Click on the image below for $20 toward your custom song.