- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 7 to 60
- Teaching since:
- September 2002
Kathleen is a classically trained bass clarinetist and flutist who has over 15 years of experience.
During high school Kathleen performed on a variety of instruments under the direction of Metro Narcisi, and found her passion laid with the woodwind family. Kathleen then attended the Community College of Rhode Island where she graduated with an Associates in Fine Arts with High Honors. She showed promise in music theory, and her orchestration of the Annie Overture was chosen for the opening of 2011 Hello Broadway!
After receiving her Associates, she continued her studies at Rhode Island College where she received a Bachelors of Arts with concentrations in Music Theory and Music History. She showed a high aptitude for counterpoint and twentieth century theory, and concentrated on female studies in her musicology studies. While attending RIC, Kathleen had the benefit of studying clarinet under Ian Grietzer, principal clarinetist for the RI Philharmonic Orchestra and Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and flute under Mary Ellen Kregler. She also performed in a variety of chamber ensembles on bass clarinet, flute, and alto saxophone including New Music Ensemble, Sax Quartet, and Early Music Ensemble to name a few.
While attending RIC, Kathleen decided to open her own studio and offer lessons in clarinet, flute, saxophone, and music theory. After graduation, she has remained a community member of the Rhode Island College Wind Ensemble and is with the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble and Charles River Wind Ensemble performing on both bass and contrabass clarinet. She was voted into the positions of Music Librarian and Personnel Manager for the RI Wind Ensemble in May 2015 and frequently performs on piccolo in a variety of marching bands throughout Southern New England.
Kathleen is available to teach in three convenient locations including her studio in Providence located on the RIC Campus, the Amped Music School in Richmond, and your living room!
***To book at the Amped Music School, please visit https://ampedmusicschool.com/ or call 401-323-1477 to book your lesson today!***
For more updated information including performances, pictures, and videos, please visit https://www.facebook.com/Kathleen.Fontaine.Musician/
West Side Story
How To Succeed in Business Without Trying
Fiddler On the Roof
Taught classes in music, gymnastics, dirt biking, sports, and swimming to ages 2-16.
Very patient and understanding teacher!
Kathleen is a hands on instructor with the patience of a saint. Enthusiastic & comitted to her craft she is passionate about teaching others with optimism & the "one step at a time" approach. She is prompt in communication as well.
Kathleen is dedicated, positive and timely. My daughter likes learning from her and I am glad I hired her.
Friendly and Skilled
My daughter has been taking flute lessons from Katie since September. She is very friendly and has helped my daughter improve her skills and technique greatly. She gets 5 stars!