Kathy Heine Overfield is the eldest of five children of former Baker, Louisiana Mayor Pete Heine and his late wife, Georgia Pilcher Heine. Mrs. Heine was pregnant with Kathy when she herself was the pianist for the First Baptist Church in Baker, LA (where Kathy would later serve for 9 years). She has four brothers: Steve (who passed away August 5, 2002), Chuck, Lee (who passed away January 31, 2011), and Scooter.
The early piano years of Kathy Heine Overfield were anything but Mozart-esque, as she did not take to the piano as readily as everyone would like to think. Her first piano lessons were at the age of eight, held in a little room behind the auditorium of Bakerfield Elementary in Baker, LA. Like many new piano students, the idea of taking lessons seemed fun at the time. Shortly thereafter, the novelty waned and she discovered that she hated piano lessons, wanted no part of them, and was determined to quit. Miss Georgia, however, had other plans for Kathy, and no intentions of letting her give up. Kathy’s Mom was determined to see her daughter excel at her piano studies, despite her defiant stance. Kathy sees now that God was using her Mom to keep her in something that would later become her passion. Kathy's mom passed away on December 12, 2006.
Kathy retired from the Zachary Community Schools in May of 2015. Kathy has studied at Louisiana College and LSU. She has attended workshops with Mark Hayes, Stephen
Nielson, Ovid Young and Willis Deloney.
Kathy plays professionally at the request of brides, party-planning coordinators, restaurants and anyone wishing to
add an elegant touch of live piano to their event. Kathy’s performance experience includes Louisiana State Museum, Baker Little Theatre, Theatre Baton Rouge, Aubin
Lane Dinner Playhouse; Camelot Dinner Club; Governor’s Mansion, Hemingbough, New Orleans Hilton and other private establishments across Louisiana.
Kathy possesses 45 years of private piano teaching experience. Her credits include teaching at Bakerfield Elementary, Baker, LA, Brownsfield Baptist Academy, Baton Rouge, LA, Agapeland Daycare, Baker, LA, and Galilee Baptist Academy, Zachary, La. She taught music classes at Galilee Baptist Academy for 3 years before going to the Zachary Community Schools. From the very young to the young-at-heart, Kathy’s teaches ages 4 year old to adults, where she gains much satisfaction from their learning and personal growth.
She is a member of the Louisiana Federation of Music Clubs (LFMC) as "Kathy's Keyboards." Her private piano students participate yearly in the LFMC festivals in the Solo and Hymn Division to work toward gold cups. She holds her own Christmas and Hymn festivals each year where the students work toward gold medals.
She has been the pianist/organist at Plains Presbyterian Church in Zachary, LA since June of 2008, serving with her mentor, friend (and high school choir director), Tom Jones.
Kathy is married to Glenn Overfield from Arizona, and they have two beautiful daughters, Hallie, 26 and Tommie, 23. She is an AVID New Orleans Saints fan!
Kathy loves the excitement of seeing piano students grow and progress with their music. She thanks God every day for the talent that He has given her and her prayer is that she can continue to grow as a musician as God opens doors for her to use her talent.