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Kathryn L.
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Is it hard to learn a musical instrument? That’s usually the first question people ask. My answer? Not at all! I teach music based on the Irish/Celtic tradition. First, you'll learn to play by ear, and then when you're comfortable with where everything is on the harp, we'll move on to reading notes. Playing in the Celtic tradition is heavily based on improvisation, and learning the freedom of what it means for the music to come from within you. Learning the harp is all about welcoming music into your life, and making it a part of you.
About Kathryn L.

Hi there! My name is Kathryn and I'm a professional singer, Celtic harpist, and educator. I love all animals (especially dogs), and baking goodies for my friends, family, and students. Over the past ten years I’ve helped hundreds of students reach their goals and fulfill their dreams of singing, playing the Celtic harp, and making music their own! I want to help my harp students learn the Celtic harp with no fuss, no stress, and no pain - just good tunes and good times! I firmly believe that music works best when integrated into the everyday, rather than becoming yet another thing on that ever-growing 'to-do' list. I work with students to make music a part of their lives, even with minimal practice time. As I always say, 5 minutes of playing each day is better than 30 minutes one day. Voice students can expect to learn healthy vocal techniques, including good breath support, air flow, and presentation. I encourage my students to find their unique vocal sound through an Alexander Technique inspired method of undoing and releasing negative habits so that the voice flows freely and naturally. This approach facilitates confidence, musicality, and is just plain fun! As a singer, I've performed around the United States and the UK at venues such as the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. I've also been fortunate to have worked alongside such professionals as John Williams, Stephen Spielberg, and a few others. My harp credits include working with industry names such as Sylvia Woods, Cynthia Artish, and Kim Robertson. I've performed throughout the US at various harp festivals, and educational events. Some of my favorites have been the outreach program I worked with as part of my degree at UCLA. I may be a classically trained musician, but I also have a passion for folk and Celtic music. I look forward to sharing that passion with you!

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My first harp lesson with Kathryn was fantastic! She was detailed, supportive, friendly, and energetic. I can’t wait to keep working with her!

Posted Jul 28, 2021
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Kathryn is extremely nice & very helpful and encouraging! Looking forward to more lessons with her.

Posted Apr 14, 2021
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Kathryn has really done a great job teaching the basics of singing to our almost 7 year old daughter. She is the best singing teacher ever and has helped our daughter learn several new songs in a short time. She is very easy going and adapts her style to her students.

Posted Jul 2, 2020
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Experience
Chorus Singer
Sep 2019 - Present
San Diego Opera
Staff Singer
Sep 2016 - Present
Pacific Chorale
Private Studio Teacher
Sep 2014 - Present
Private Music Studio
Private Studio Teacher
Sep 2016 - Mar 2019
Claremont Community School of Music
Staff Singer
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Long Beach Camerata Singers
Private Studio Teacher
Sep 2014 - Aug 2017
Joe Ferrante Music Academy
Education
Vocal Performance
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Music
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
Luther College
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Awards
Emerging Young Artist Award
Sep 2016
Long Beach Camerata Singers
First Place Talent Award
Apr 2014
Candlelight Pavilion
Affiliations
American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)
Sep 2019
The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) is the labor union that represents artists from numerous disciplines that create America's operatic, dance, and choral heritage. Whether our members are soloists, choral singers, actors, ballet dancers, or production staff, our union is a strong force in guaranteeing that our nation's artistic institutions adhere to fair labor practices, securing both gainful employment and quality of life for our artists.
UCLA Alumni
Jun 2018
With a connection to over 500,000 other alumni across the globe, we’re your channel for networking, giving back, engaging and pushing each other forward. With opportunity waiting around every corner, we can turn our potential into exponential growth together.
International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen
Jan 2015
Founded by Roland L. Robinson, a harpmaker in Mt. Laguna, California, the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen (ISFHC) was intended to meet the needs of the individual folk harper and builder for communication with his or her fellow artists. It began in 1980 out of the readership of the Folk Harp Journal and in 1985 it became a California nonprofit corporation. Today, with a yearly membership of almost sixteen hundred, it provides a focus for folk harp activities worldwide.

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