Kathryn Olander
New York, NY
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Kathryn Olander

Kathryn O.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Conservatory trained and vast experience teaching children and beginners. Fun and relaxed setting while nurturing a natural technique

About Kathryn O.

In addition to teaching piano for the past 30 years I am also a vocal coach, rehearsal pianist and performer. Previous/Current engagements include New York City Opera, Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Weil Concert Hall, Zankel Hall Metropolitan Museum of Art. Teaching and working with children is a particular joy. I've musically directed many shows for New York City Opera's Opera for Kids Series and collaborated with many arts organizations for children including Creative Stage, Reaching for the Arts and Opportunity Music Project

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Colm
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Kathryn comes with two important strengths. First, she is a working professional, with excellent technique and musicality from real world experience. Secondly, she is patient with students like me who are still figuring it out. Those two things make for a great teacher.

Posted Aug 13, 2020
Amanda Testa-Oerth
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Kathryn has helped me in my musical journey for a very long time! Over the 15 years I have worked with Kathryn she has been a teacher, life coach, and now musical colleague. Kathryn's teaching style is always warm and very informative. She builds confidence on something I did well, then gives me recommendations on how to improve either a technical skill or with musicality of the piece we are working on. After every lesson, I come out feeling improved and more confident than when I went in. Kathryn has guided me in both classical and musical theater pieces as well as introduced me some very interesting contemporary songs that I have greatly enjoyed. With her guidance and instruction, I have grown into a musician that is confident in my own abilities for preforming and a caring instructor to my own students. I highly recommend studying with Kathryn if you have the chance. It is a fantastic learning experience every class!

Posted Aug 12, 2020
CJ
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Kathryn is brilliant and exceptional. If I could give her more stars I would. She is an amazing teacher no matter what age or evel you are from beginner to pro.

Posted Aug 12, 2020
Maureen
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Ms. Olander is the most amazing teacher we’ve had. She is patient, loves children and is an incredibly accomplished pianist. We’ve (my sons and I) taken with her and can say that she is a pearl in the industry. Book your lesson today....you won’t regret it!

Posted Aug 11, 2020
Margot
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Kathryn is awesome!
She has a great,positive attitude and has been very patient in teaching.Her warm personality and wonderful energy make me feel relaxed and comfortable.Kathryn is not only a very gifted musician but also highly skilled at teaching.Very professional! Highly recommend!

Posted Aug 9, 2020
Kami Salman
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Aside from being an incredible person, Kathryn is a phenomenal teacher and musician . Kathryn is patient , understanding, an extremely positive influence and motivational. If Kathryn realizes that a concept is difficult or overwhelming for a student to process or execute , she will always come up with different ways to approach the students needs so that they can improve and truly hone in on their artistry and musicianship. I highly recommend Kathryn. Kathryn is great for all levels because she truly aims to help her students achieve their goals. You will leave your lessons feeling inspired and motivated to practice. Every lesson is a breath of fresh air !

Posted Aug 9, 2020

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Experience

Pianist/Coach
Jan 2015 - Present

New York City Opera

Education

Masters in Piano Accompaniment
Sep 1995 - May 1997

Manhattan School of Music

Bachelors in Piano Performance
Sep 1989 - May 1994

New England Conservatory of Music

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