- Teaches students:
- Ages 3+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I have been a music teacher for over two decades, teaching individual piano lessons, group workshops on piano technique/music theory/music performance, and early childhood music. To me, teaching is about the person (student), not the curriculum or material - my focus is always on the student first, the material second. I like to engage and motivate students based on their interests and learning styles. I am always looking to develop as much rapport with my students as possible and connect with them personally and also through music.
My training background was initially in piano performance, with a BM from Manhattan School of Music and a MA from Queens College (CUNY). Currently I am in the doctoral program in Music and Music Education at Teachers College Columbia University.
I am always looking forward to having fun with my students in lessons, and learn and grow through the wonder and joy of music!
Catherine is fantastic with my 8yr old son. He can be easily distracted but she is able to get him to refocus with a calm easy going approach. My son enjoys going to her and is excited to learn how to play the piano.
My daughter has studied with Catherine since 4th grade. Catherine is a passionate, enthusiastic, fair, and caring teacher. She has always helped in making sure my daughter was able to perform at her best, and she was extremely encouraging. Tangmei has helped my daughter progress so much as a musician, and I could not have asked for a better teacher.+ Read More
My son has been taking lessons with Central Jersey Piano for the 5th year now. Over the years, through Ms. Catherine's guidance, he has developed proper piano fingering skills and habits. He has learned a lot of classical music and Ms. Catherine also stimulates him by suggesting fun pieces of his interest such as video game music. He looks forward to his lessons every week.+ Read More
My daughter has studied with Tangmei since 4th grade. Tangmei is a passionate, enthusiastic, fair, and caring teacher. She has always helped in making sure my daughter was able to perform at her best, and she was extremely encouraging. Tangmei has helped my daughter progress so much as a musician, and I could not have asked for a better teacher.+ Read More