- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 3+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- June 2014
Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the American String Quartet and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Her career developments are primarily in music, but she also pursues interest in creative writing, journal writing and human rights. She has given many community performances and raised charity funds for organizations such as World Vision, A. G. Rhodes Health & Rehab nursing home, Columbia Hospital, Corpus Christi Church, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.
Catherine initially gained her musical inspiration through her family and has been performing since her youth. Her family provided her countless opportunities to perform, to participate in event planning, and to experiment with new music and arranging. She grew up participating in her mother's studio recitals at home and enjoys an annual family tradition of organizing and performing Christmas programs at church. One of Catherine's projects during her studies at the Manhattan School of Music was the Symposium Concert Series, which has led her to perform in apartment homes around the city and build a community of young artists. She has made countless arrangements for solo viola and viola with various ensembles which she often performs.
Catherine resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Lawrence. She plays on a Raymond J. Melanson viola made in 1987.
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I'm able to travel to the student's home or teach at my home. Parents are welcome to sit in the lesson.
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I had a great experience because Catherine is an amazing instructor.
She taught lessons with a high degree of professionalism and care. As a novice, I was able to learn a lot because Catherine was patient and attentive to my learning style.
My two oldest children (one more advanced in piano than the other) began taking lessons with Catherine just this year. They have both shown significant improvement and love her as an instructor. They also look forward to practicing in between lessons. We could not be happier.+ Read More
Great artist and a teacher. My 6 year old enjoys her lessons and I love her down to earth vibe.
She is a great artist and a teacher. Patient and talented.
Catherine is a great teacher! As an beginning adult violin student, she was patient and encouraging while also challenging me to practice new materials. She was always accommodating with lessons if dates or times needed to be changed. I would highly recommend her for students of all ages and levels!+ Read More
Catherine does a great job with our daughter. She is patient and kind and generous.
Catherine is an awesome instructor. She had a lot of patients. My daughter likes her very much. I also appreciate it that she is flexible with her schedule.
First lesson went great!
Catherine makes lessons fun and is very accommodating schedule-wise. We are so grateful for her help and talents. She is even planning a recital and that's very exciting!
My son loved lessons with Catherine
Catherine is a very patient teacher! she helps thoroughly and shows techniques step by step. i am very happy to say she is a wonderful theacher! I" ll continue to take up her services!
It was a great class,and I look forward to more.
My son loves piano lesson with Catherine
This was our first meeting with Catherine,she appropriately dressed and on time. She answered all my questions.She and my child worked well together they seem to be a good fit.
Catherine did a lovely job with my 9 year old daughter!
Catherine is a really good teacher. My daughter has learned a lot from her in the way of music theory and violin playing. Catherine also stresses good practice habits, which I like. Catherine knows her music and holds the students to high expectations. She has taught my daughter a lot.+ Read More