Kate Saik

Kate S.

Springfield, MA

About Kate S.

Background check: Last verified 03/23/2016
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Kate teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: June 2004
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I am a singer and a passionate teacher. I have a Master of Music in Voice Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music from UMass Amherst. I have performed in Washington DC, New York, Hawaii and New England in classical, opera, musical theater, folk, and cabaret shows. I have taught kids through adults in all styles of music.

In addition to teaching good vocal technique, I also train my students in performing and interpreting their songs. I give lessons based on two principals: 1st, Singing is about communication. You cannot divorce the meaning from the song. 2nd, each person is capable of creating a unique interpretation and performance of every song they sing. My desire is to help students learn to express themselves through music.

Photos and Videos

Donde Lieta from La Boheme, Academy of Music Northampton MA 2016

Experience

Music Teacher

Nov 2015 - Present
Heritage Academy

Administrator, Soprano

Jun 2015 - Present
Panopera

Voice, Piano, Choral Teacher

Jun 2014 - Present
Tom Kopyto Music

Drama Instructor, Vocal Coach

Jun 2013 - Aug 2014
Performing Arts Programs

Performing Artist

Jan 2004 - Jun 2006
Hawaii Association of Performing Arts

Education

Master of Music

Sep 2012 - May 2014
Manhattan School of Music

Bachelor of Music

Aug 2007 - May 2011
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Master Certificate

Apr 2007
Berklee College of Music

Theory, Harmony, and Ear Training

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing

Apr 2016
NATS

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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2 Reviews on Kate S.

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Aliya Jul 17, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Kate is very enthusiastic, gentle and encouraging. My daughter had a blast at her first lesson and looks forward to the next.
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Sondra H. May 20, 2014
Classical Voice · In studio
Kate was my voice and piano student and a member of the World Children's Choir for 12 years. I have followed her development and her career since she graduated. She is a wonderful mother, world class performer, a very patient and supportive person, and has great teaching skills. Every word that she wrote in her Overview is true. Anyone of any age who has Kate as her/his teacher will be very fortunate.