Catherine Kretzschmar

Catherine K.

Raleigh, NC
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Lesson Details

Bassoon

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My lessons are bespoke to you! It can be as fun or as challenging as you or your child wants! We can focus on one style of music, or mix it up a bit. We can even throw in some theory if you want. I'm a fun and smiley teacher who thinks everybody should be able to enjoy playing and performing music. I'm originally from the UK and studied at the RNCM, a music conservatoire in Manchester, England. I also have a British qualified teacher status, and a post-grad certificate in education. I have worked as a freelance bassoonist in the UK and Europe, including a tour with the European Opera Centre.
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About

Catherine delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2013

I'm originally from the UK, and have been playing music in one form or another since I was a little girl. I studied at two music conservatoires in England: Guildhall in London and the RNCM in Manchester. During that time I studied bassoon and baroque bassoon, attaining a masters degree in solo performance. After that I completed a post-grad teaching certificate.
Although bassoon is my first instrument, I am also a proficient clarinet player, pianist and singer.
I have worked as a freelance musician in the UK and Europe, including touring with the European Opera Centre and a summer residency with the Dartington Festival Orchestra, Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble.
As a teacher I am friendly and smiley, I think music lessons should be the highlight of someones week! I can change my lessons to fit you or your child, we can do any style and it can be as fun or as challenging as you wish. In the past I have taught everything from adult beginners who just want to have some fun and get good enough to join a local band to teenagers studying music at a high standard, taking exams and performing regularly.

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Education

Post Graduate Certificate of Education
Sep 2012 - Jul 2013
University of Exeter
MMus Solo Performance
Sep 2010 - Jul 2011
Royal Northern College of Music
BMus (Hons) Music Performance
Sep 2006 - Jul 2010
Royal Northern College of Music

Certifications

Post Graduate Certificate of Education
Jul 2013
University of Exeter

MMus
Jul 2011
Royal Northern College of Music

BMus (Hons)
Jul 2010
Royal Northern College of Music

Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music
Jul 2009
Associated Board for the Royal Schools of Music

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Ruth Mar 6, 2019
Piano · In home

Love this teacher. Catherine is so easy to work with.

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