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With over a decade of music-teaching experience, Katherine D. provides a high-quality education while promoting students' creativity and appreciation for music. Students learn to play piano, sing, play fretted instruments, read music, and create their own songs.
As a teacher, Katherine prides herself in being enthusiastic, patient, and professional. She holds a B.M. in Music Education from the Crane School of Music and has acquired Level 1 certification in Dalcroze, a movement-based music teaching method.
She has experience teaching students as young as 5 and as old as 70. Besides her private practice, she has taught general music, choir, band, and musical theater in public schools, religious institutions, community colleges, and more. Katherine has experience teaching students with special needs (autism, learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral, physical), and she enjoys finding creative ways for students to process and enjoy the experience of music-making.
During the summer, I direct two sessions of the Summer Performing Arts Institute at DCC. Students experience an all-encompassing musical theater boot camp, where they study acting, dance, and singing skills from professional performers. This culminates in a final variety show that features each students' unique talents.
I taught general music here for two years, where students learned singing, dancing, ukulele, guitar, percussion, and keyboard skills. I also led the Piano Club and biannual Talent Show
· Piano · In studio We found Miss Doe via the Dutchess Community College brochure and what a blessing it has been! In 2015 I enrolled my then 5 year old daughter in her first year of piano with Katie and within a few lessons she was already playing "Hot Cross Buns" by heart. At 6 she can now read music, identify keys and play a variety of songs. I'm almost nervous to tell everyone how wonderful Katie has been in fear that she'll book up...we want to keep her all to ourselves! :) She is patient, sweet, knowledgeable and talented. I'd highly recommend her to anyone. We look forward to returning to her classroom in 2017.