Kateri Lirio

Kateri L.

Sunland, CA
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MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
My approach is compassionate, nurturing, and collaborative. My teaching style is structured but leaves room for fun. I believe that a student new to their instrument will thrive when they:
- have a parent involved in their practice in-between lessons (parents observing the lesson is highly recommended)
- have fun while learning proper technique to avoid harmful habits down the road
- choose songs that are interesting to them while the teacher picks songs that will help them grow
- are given foundational tools and approaches to further lifelong learning as they get older

ABOUT ME
I’ve been playing professionally as a pianist/keyboardist for 15 years and teaching for just as long. I have a B.A. in Music from Cal Poly Pomona. I also write, sing, record, and produce my own songs on piano and ukulele. People that work with me say that I’m highly qualified, reliable, and punctual.

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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 to 18
  • B.A. Music from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Reviews (2)

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Marley Nov 13, 2017
Ukulele · In home

Kateri was wonderful, patient, kind and supportive. I look forward to our next lesson!

Linda J. Oct 11, 2017
Ukulele · In home

Kateri was wonderful, she really took her time explaining things and had a lot of patience with me. Looking forward to our next sessions.


Lesson Details

Ukulele

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

Beginning: Learn ukulele fundamentals, basics chords, and play your favorite songs!

Intermediate students: Learn your favorite songs and learn how to write your own songs

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Experience

Piano Accompanist
Oct 2014 - Dec 2015

Orange County High School of the Arts

Supported and coached music and theater students on piano for classes, auditions, and performances.

Private Music Instructor
Apr 2006 - Dec 2015

Self-Employed

Taught private piano, ukulele, and songwriting lessons in the Orange County area.

Music Theory Instructor
Sep 2002 - Jun 2012

Orche Pia Music Education

Taught music theory in group and private settings to students grades K-12 and prepared them for yearly music theory exams.


Education

B.A. Music
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Instrumental Music: Piano
Sep 2002 - Jun 2006

Orange County High School of the Arts


Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency


Certifications

Certificate of Merit
Jan 2002

Music Teachers Association of California


Awards

Paul Anka Songwriting Endowment
Nov 2009

Cal Poly Pomona


Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2009
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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