Catherine Upton

Catherine U.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Hi, I’m an experienced and qualified violin teacher. I am friendly and patient and provide a nurturing environment for my pupils. With 10+ years teaching experience, I am passionate about developing students’ violin and musical skills as well as helping them to develop their courage and confidence. My teaching focuses on developing an acute awareness of technique, developing the musical ear, and having fun in the process!
Lessons available for all ages from beginners up. I look forward to talking to you soon!

About Catherine U.

Having started violin at the age of five, I continued on to complete my Bachelor of Music - Violin in my hometown of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Several years later I decided to upgrade my teaching skills, completing a Graduate Certificate in Music Studies - String Pedagogy. I have been honing these skills now for a further 10 years, teaching predominantly from my home studio. I am experienced with preparing students for exams and other performances.

I continue to improve my teaching by attending Professional Development conferences for string teachers, and attending music-teacher meetings whenever possible.

Through my Pedagogical degree, I studied numerous string-teaching methods, including Suzuki, Colour-Strings and others. I now teach with an integrated style incorporating aspects of these methods where appropriate, catering to the needs of each individual student.

I am a professional member of Music Teachers' Association of Queensland and Australian Strings Association.

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Quynh L.
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She is so nice and friendly. My 5 year old daughter likes the lessons which is interesting and easy to catch up

Posted Sep 12, 2020
Prema
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Catherine is a kind, friendly and very patient while teaching me violin lessons. She walked me through Musical Grammar and taught me the details of "Violin instrument". She makes the lessons fun and challenging too which helps us to go to the next level of learning. She gets into the details as to how I'm playing and in the end its just that she wants me to get it right . She has always encouraged me and motivated me to learn. I didn;t know the "ABC's of music but she has taught me alot till date. I'm glad I found her as my music teacher.

Posted Mar 15, 2020
Courtney
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Catherine is patient, conscientious, caring and a very experienced violin teacher. My daughter has progressed not just in violin skills but also in discipline, resilience and confidence in other skills.

Posted Mar 15, 2020
Jojo M
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Best teacher you ever can have

Posted Mar 15, 2020

Education

Graduate Certificate of Music Studies - String Pedagogy
Feb 2011 - Dec 2011

Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University

Bachelor of Music - Violin
Feb 1996 - Dec 1998

Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Professional Member
Aug 2014

Queensland Music Teachers’ Association

Full Member
Aug 2014

Australian Strings Association

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