About Katherine M.

Katherine teaches: Ages 10 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2004
Last sign in: Today

Overview

I’ve been involved in music my entire life, singing in school choir, studying percussion at Glier Kyiv Institute of Music, playing in all-female rockabilly band Rockland Ladies and writing songs for various solo projects. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in voice performance and music education from Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, and have over 10 years’ experience teaching voice to more than 200 students to date.

My voice teaching method has long been successfully used in the Solomriya Art School which I founded in 2011. This method combines professional voice training and personal development techniques used to remove all kinds of physio-psychological barriers which often prevent students from achieving their potential. This approach helps my voice students achieve their goals faster and get more stable results. For example, it takes me only about a year and a half to prepare a person with zero singing experience for semi-professional stage performance.
In addition to one-on-one vocal lessons I also offer group lessons and workshops for amateur singers and artists as well as professional development courses for voice instructors. I make appearances on TV, judge singing competitions and provide consulting services to those looking to improve their vocal or singing techniques.

Among my students are dozens of professional artists, contestants and winners of international vocal competitions. We took part in The X-Factor Ukraine (several students successfully passed judges’ auditions and performed at “bootcamp”), popular TV show Honey, We’re Killing the Kids in which I gave voice lessons to adult and teen participants, The Voice (Ukraine), and Junior Eurovision. I have also worked with many beginner vocalists who have since mastered the art of singing.

As a singer-songwriter with two recorded albums, I also offer professional consultation in the recording studio to help artists make the most of their studio time and get the best possible takes for their records.

I teach in Russian and Ukrainian which are my native languages. For English-speaking students a professional interpreter will be provided at no extra cost.

Photos and Videos

"Stay" - Rihanna cover by my student Kseniia Novikova

Experience

Head of Vocal Studies department
Sep 2011 - Present
Solomriya private music school

Founder and voice teacher in Solomriya music school

Voice teacher
Sep 2006 - Aug 2011
Kyiv state music school no. 27

Singer, backing singer
Jul 2004 - Oct 2009
New world media festivals LLC

Education

Specialist Degree in Music Arts
Sep 2004 - Jun 2005
Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts
Bachelor’s Degree in voice performance and music education
Sep 2000 - Jun 2004
Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts
Associate's Degree in Percussion
Sep 1992 - Jun 1996
Glier Kyiv Institute of Music
7-year music school program in piano, musical literature and choir
Sep 1985 - May 1992
Kyiv State music school no. 4

Languages Spoken

English
Limited Proficiency
Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Ukrainian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

3-step personal development program
Apr 2007
Kyiv centre of psychological studies

Awards

Excellence Award
Dec 2009
Kyiv City Council

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Yana Krasnikova Feb 3, 2017
· Singing · Online I have been working with Katherine for more than 5 years now. She is a great teacher that finds an individual approach to each of her students. She chooses different ways of teaching for every individual that would make the most progress. Together, we practice and experiment all kinds of techniques that help me improve as a singer. Katherine improved my singing skills tremendously. We started from the beginner level and now I am an advanced vocalist. I started classes in Ukraine at Katherine's location, but two years ago I moved to US and now I am practicing online classes with her. It is as effective as in-class lessons. However, it is more doable and takes much less time! I am improving my skills as a vocalist and having a wonderful experience with such a high-qualified voice instructor without leaving my house.
Katherine Maksimova
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