Catherine Watson
Englewood, NJ
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Catherine Watson

Catherine W.

Englewood, NJ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Over many years, Catherine has developed a unique, wholistic approach to teaching piano to beginners - especially young children, but also adults.

About Catherine W.

Catherine has been teaching private lessons since 1995 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at her studio, and online. Catherine has helped students to develop their voices, audition successfully, and perform with confidence on stage and screen.

Catherine received her education from Boston University where she received a BM degree in Vocal Performance. She was a post-graduate artist at the Boston University Opera Institute and studied in Italy with legendary tenor Carlo Bergonzi. Aside from formal education, Catherine has performed on stages including the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall in concerts, operas, and musicals. Her largest audience was 18,000 when she sang the National Anthem at an NBA game. (Go Spurs!)
As an expert in her field, Catherine looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Catherine's teaching style is encouraging and enthusiastic.

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Bonnie
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I was looking for a vibrant, fun piano teacher for my kids as they were not motivated by strict teachers who also taught them boring songs they could not relate to. What a gift of a teacher we found in Catherine. Not only is she warm, kind, caring with an easy rapport for kids and adults alike but she is also an excellent piano and voice instructor. This talented lady is a professional singer too who is well versed in Broadway show tunes and opera too. She also instill her students with a sense of musical rhythm and is holistic in her approach to kids who might need a little physical warm up before class in order to attend better. Catherine’s voice is magnificent and we were fortunate enough to attend a show where she played the lead for The Taming of the Shrew.
She is a professional voice and classical opera teacher too and this complements her piano instruction .. A perk is she can travel to your home or does lesions in her own home . In addition
is a passionate, excellent voice teacher for anyone who is looking to hone their vocal skills and talents. I wholeheartedly recommend Catherine - her lessons are more than just teaching - she is a true mentor and educator in every sense of the word.

Posted Oct 31, 2019
Aphrodite

Extremely caring and knowledgeable. My grandchildren loved her while we were taking lessons. We only stopped because they live too far away. I highly recommend Catherine!!

Posted Oct 30, 2019

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Experience

Teacher
Apr 2019 - Present

Dwight-Englewood School

Class Voice Teacher
Jun 2017 - Present

Tate Academy of Dance

Teach fundatmentals of singing technique. Prepare students for a weekly performance.

Music Director
Apr 2016 - Present

Players Guild of Leonia

Currently directing a production of Free to Be You and Me and serving as a vocal coach for ongoing productions.

Actor/SInger
Apr 2014 - Present

Players Guild of Leonia

Lead and supporting roles: Fräulein Kost in Cabaret; Babe in Pajama Game; Kate in Kiss Me, Kate Laura in Swing!

Soprano section leader
Jan 2019 - Jan 2019

Montclair University Chorale

Concert of Beethoven's 9th Symphony at Carnegie Hall

Singer/Actor
Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Lyric Opera Cleveland

Sang the role of Birdie in Blitzstein's opera Regina

Soloist
Dec 1997 - Apr 2002

San Antonio Symphony

Soprano soloist/guest artist for Gala Concerts and others. Leading/supporting roles - Gretel in Hansel and Gretel Solveig in Peer Gynt Barbarina in The Magic Flute

Education

Italian opera
Jun 1995 - Sep 1995

L'Accademia Verdiana

Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance
Sep 1991 - May 1995

Boston University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

National Finalist
Jan 1997

Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards

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