- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- August 2013
I graduated in 2017 with my Bachelors in Music from UC Irvine. I am currently studying with Nina Scolnik, a Juilliard graduate and an outstanding piano pedagogue. I recently received the Tierney Scholarship at UCI. I intend to pursue my Master's Degree in Music Education.
I transferred from Pasadena City College where I was a top student in the program, winning several music awards, including the Piano Accompanying Award, Robert Westerbeck scholarship, Honors in Music, Freshman Honors, the Old Town piano competition, and Dean's Honors.
At PCC, I studied with teachers, Dr. Cynthia Williams, Dr. Phillip Young and Dr. Linda Zoolalian, who graduated from top music schools like USC, Peabody and New England Conservatory respectively.
I have more than three years of experience teaching all ages, from age 3 to eighty. Since that time, I have taught over 20 students and can teach all levels and abilities. I also do ABRSM/CM testing preparation. I can teach either at a student's home or at my studio. I have a passion for music that I want to share with my students.
I also accompany student instrumentalists and singers, both at PCC and at UCI. At PCC, I won the Piano Collaborative Award. I accompanied two singers at the Los Angeles Celebrate Music Festival.
I have accompanying experience as I have taken several years of accompanying classes. Some repertoire includes Schubert and Schumann lieder, Mozart violin sonata, and Rachmaninoff songs.
I teach the fundamentals of piano to beginners like reading notes, hand positions, correct posture, as well as musical expression, sight reading and theory for more advanced students.
I build the foundations of music that will last through the student's entire musical learning experience. I really love teaching and learn so much about teaching from hands on experience.
My Senior Lecture Recital was on the Prelude. I played a repertoire of Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich.
CAPMT is the California State Affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). CAPMT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit music teachers organization of over 1,000 members, teaching in independent studios, private and public schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities throughout California.
CAPMT offers a variety of state programs for the music student and education and professional opportunities for its members. California is divided into nine geographical districts, some of which are subdivided into chapters. The districts and chapters provide local opportunities for student performances, competitions, evaluations, and for teacher enrichment, education, and interaction.
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.+ Read More
Taylor likes her new teacher and is getting better everyday.
Layla really likes Katarina. Convenient location and great teacher.
Katarina was great, looking forward to my next lesson, would highly recommend
Awesome teacher. Friendly and approachable. Very patient with my hyper, energetic 6 year old son. Great teaching style.
let me just say i was so impressed by Katarina, she is very good. I had another piano teacher but Katarina really impressed me. She is excellent. I am all about the teaching as a parent so i really love the way she thought my daughter. highly recommend.
Katarina is really nice and my son seems to be enjoying his piano lessons with her.
Katarina taught my son for several months for piano beginner class. She is very patient and we really enjoyed her lessons.
She has a very good way teaching a new student like me ....she is very comforting and smiling all the time ..
I really had a great time coming over and learning the beginnings of piano with her. It was easy to understand new techniques and I respect her as a musician because she knew what she taught.
Katarina is very knowledgeable, kind and patient. My 7 years old son likes her a lot. Her relation with the kids is very well. She knows well what she teaches! Very happy to have found her!
Great teacher, my daughter really enjoy your class
Ms. Katarina has been teaching my daughters for over 2 years. She's great! She's extremely flexible, very reasonably priced, and most importantly my kids love her. She has lots of patient. Not only does she teach the piano, she finds creative ways to teach through games, stories, and even through singing for the kids to remember. One time, on a cruise my 8 year old was having long conversation with the musical director about her favorite composers. It was pretty impressive because she knew where they lived, habits, if they were blind, if they could read, and even how many kids some of them had. Yes, she impressed him!+ Read More
Katerina is a patient teacher. All 3 of our kids have enjoyed lessons and made good progress.
DP and HT
Katarina has knowledge, skills and patience to teach my son and daughter. She's the best.
Katarina is a wonderful piano teacher! Always professional and very knowledgable. She is very patient and caring with the kids making the lessons enjoyable for them. It's nice to have a piano teacher that the kids really like and look forward to seeing! My 11 year old daughter and 8 year old son have been taking lessons from her for about a year. I can definitely hear the great progress they have made since they began. Katarina not only teaches them how to play but also teaches them music theory which is something that I love. She is an A+ teacher!+ Read More