Cathy Elliott Garcia
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Cathy Elliott Garcia

Cathy E.

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Ready to uncover the expressive singing voice you know you have? I’ve been helping students discover joyful singing for 20 years. Lessons are tailor-made to the needs of the individual student with a focus on vocal health and proper production. You will learn how to warm-up your voice with exercises geared towards building the instrument, breath support, and tension release. We will work on repertoire with specific techniques for learning and developing a song. For students that are ready or interested, we will work on applications such as working with an accompanist or band, creating arrangements and presentation. Beginners to professionals are welcome. Let’s get started!

About Cathy E.

Are you ready to express yourself through the gift of song? In my 20+ years of teaching, I have learned that people choose to sing for all kinds of reasons but the number one reason is that they JUST HAVE TO! I have had the pleasure and honor to accompany many singers, from beginner to professional, in their journey of discovering, building, and caring for the voice. As a professional jazz vocalist, composer, and arranger, I work with students on the process from A to Z—from the beginning warm-up and technique, to song development, crafting arrangements or writing songs for the band and, finally, presenting your work.

I have Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Music Composition from The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College (CUNY) and Oberlin College and have had extensive private voice lessons and pedagogy training with Susan Dash. I have taught voice at three universities in South America and have taught privately for over 20 years both in the U.S. and South America.

Former students have gone on to sing with Cirque du Soleil, won scholarships to Berklee School of Music, won competitions to sing on the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center, been winner and runner-up of The Voice—Ecuador among other achievements. Many students sing professionally with bands and a number of students have gone on to become teachers themselves. I am proud to have been part of their development and I look forward to working with you! Hablo español.

Reviews

Write a Review
No reviews have been submitted

Photos & Videos

2 Photos & Videos

Education

Music Composition
Sep 1993 - Dec 1996

Oberlín College Conservatory

Languages

Español

Professional Proficiency

Let Our Student Counselors Help You

We can match you with the perfect teacher and take care of all your scheduling needs.
Reserve Your Spot
Singing
change subject
  • {{ subject.value }}
{{ (view.locations.length > 1) ? 'Select a ' : '' }} Lesson Location
Other lesson locations may be too far away. show all
Cathy's Availability
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fri
Sa
Su
Mornings
{{ time }}
Afternoons
{{ time }}
Evenings
{{ time }}
Time Zone:
Cathy's {{ (view.location && view.location.isStudio) ? 'Studio' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isTravel) ? 'In-Home' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isOnline) ? 'Online' : '' }} Lesson Pricing
{{ rate.duration }} minutes
${{ rate.rate }}
{{ view.loadingText }}
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

Recently Viewed