Katie Dwyer Songwriter

Since childhood songwriting has been my go-to form of creative expression, but it wasn't until the end of high school that I was brave enough to perform any of my own songs in front of an audience. It was more than a decade later when I finally committed to learning recording techniques and music production so I could start releasing my own material from my home studio in South Dakota as an independent musician, without the help of expensive recording studios or record labels. In addition to writing and producing my own music, I am half of the band Moon & Sea, host of a local Songwriter Showcase event, President of Short Grass Arts Council, and I started my own production company, Heartbeat Kick Productions, so I can use my skills as an audio engineer to help other artists and producers.

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

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Staring July 2022, I will be featured on South Dakota's Touring Artist Roster.  If you'd 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.


I love the feeling of bringing someone's dream to life.
Please contact me if you'd like a quote for your project.