Soprano, Katherine Maichel, received a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Florida International University under the tutelage of the American soprano, Kathleen Wilson.
At FIU, she had the opportunity to be in contact with an extensive array of prominent performing artists and participated in various performances with the FIU Opera Theater. It is there where she interpreted La Princesse Laoula, the lead role in Emmanuel Chabrier’s L’étoile, appeared in Agrippina by Händel and performed the role of Jenny in the American Opera Street Scene by Kurt Weill, while study-covering, Rose, the main role of the same opera.
Katherine has been teaching music to children and teenagers for the last four years and has realized how much she likes helping them with their personal growth. Today, she works with The Motivational Edge Foundation and Miami Performing Art Studio as a voice teacher, and Volunteers with the Foundation “Autism and Music,” serving as an emotional and artistic support to children and adults with special capabilities in music and art activities.
“My teaching philosophy is based on personal growth and development, where the student is offered a creative outlet where they can express themselves and develop self-confidence. I help them confront their fears and encourage them to make their own decisions. This, therefore, helps the student not only learn about him or herself as a singer, but as a person as well. Additionally, as much as I care about their personal development, I am also committed to providing a high quality music education experience as I help the student to discover their voice through a healthy vocal technique."
Assist the choir conductor in preparing young students, from diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds, to perform with the ensembles of the Miami Music Project’s educational programs.
Develop lesson plans and maintain record of the growth for private voice and piano students, of all ages and diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds.
Team member of the "AnM Hangouts" events. Serve as an emotional and artistic support to children and adults with special capabilities in music and art activities.
Voice teacher for students ranging from ages 12-17. Responsible for developing lesson plans respective to each student, as well as maintaining records of their growth throughout their studies.
Artistic Director of the Musical Theatre Ensemble. In charge of choosing concert repertoire, as well as creating and conducting rehearsal’s plan.
· · Katherine was a pleasure to work with. She was always on time and very helpful in the way she explains things. I appreciated her kindness and patience. She's a very gentle person - this is encouraging when trying to learn something new (you don't feel judged or criticized for messing up). A very good professional to work with - I recommend her.