Catherine Phang

Catherine P.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details

Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have a strong music theory background along with piano skill.
It is important to understand music theory behind playing piano.
I've been teaching my students with very organized curriculum.
(Techniques, musicality, music theory and musicianship)
My repertoire includes classical, pop, and new age.
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About

Catherine delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 4+ and males 4 to 25

Teaching since:
2010

My training in piano started from when I was 5 years old. Since then, I continuously took piano lesson and have had performed on the stage as well. I continued my training in piano until the end of my undergraduate at the University of Hartford under David Westfall, Paul Rutman, Susan Cheng and Grace Smith. Over the summer during my college years, I worked as a private piano instructor in Korea for a part-time job. I also worked as an ear-training and music theory tutor at my college.

I earned my Master's Degree in Music Composition in 2017 under the guidance of Richard Danielpour at Manhattan School of Music.
I also hold Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition with Piano performance concentration from the University of Hartford.

Currently, I have 8 students age from 4 - adult.
My students' level ranges from total beginner to advanced.

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Experience

Piano Instructor
Sep 2017 - Present
Takelessons

Piano Instructor
Jun 2017 - Present
Absolute Piano

Private Piano Lesson Instructor

Music Theory Private Lesson
Mar 2017 - Present
Individual

Music Theory Private Lesson

Private Piano Instructor
Mar 2010 - Aug 2014
Individual

Ear-training tutor
Sep 2011 - May 2013
University of Hartford

Ear-training tutor & music theory tutor

Education

MM Composition
Sep 2015 - May 2017
Manhattan School of Music
BM Music Composition
Aug 2010 - May 2014
University of Hartford

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Korean
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Kountz Fellowship
Apr 2014
University of Hartford

Photos & Videos

Catherine Phang

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Photo from 1st Sfrozando Composers Collective Concert
PC: Jihye Lee

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6 Reviews

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Victoria Apr 16, 2018
Classical Piano · In home

My 6 year old daughter has been taking lessons with Catherine for about 7 months now, and we couldn't be happier. After begging me for lessons, of course my child already hates practicing. But Catherine couldn't be more patient, encouraging my daughter so that she enjoys playing by the end of each lesson. Catherine also seems very flexible in her approach to teaching. While she does follow standard curricula for the beginner, she is also extremely open to allowing my daughter play the music she wants to play. Catherine has really tailored my daughter's learning to suit her taste and ability, which engages my daughter and encourages her to want to learn.

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James Apr 9, 2018
Piano · In home

Cat has been an absolute pleasure to work with. My partner and I have both been taking in-home lessons with her every week for about two months now, and we've both grown much more comfortable and familiar with piano at our respective skill levels. I'd highly recommend Cat to anyone asking me about piano teachers!

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Alex Mitow Apr 9, 2018
Piano · In home

Cat is very helpful and patient, we look forward to our weekly lessons!

Deb Oct 17, 2017
Piano · In studio

She is very energetic and a great communicator. I was taking some basic lessons from her and I believe that teaching is somehow in her blood. She was the most great music teacher I’ve ever met. :)

Su Oct 10, 2017
Piano · In home

Ms.Phang is a wonderful teacher. She is dedicated to her students and loves to help her students feel encouraged. She is versatile in teaching piano, theory and composition.

Han Oct 9, 2017
Piano · In studio

Very patient and kind teacher!
I am learning how to read music as well as proper piano technique from her and she seems classically trained as well as passionate about music!

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