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Caitlin A.

Salt Lake City, UT

About Caitlin

I am a life-long musician and active performer that moved to Salt Lake City in the summer of 2015 from Chicago, IL. I've been playing music since age 5 and have variously studied piano, cello, and percussion. As a double major in Anthropology and Music at Lawrence University (Appleton, WI), I am drawn to music as a creative cultural phenomenon that resonates between all people and it is for this reason that I love to share, teach, and learn music with others. As I build a studio here in SLC I am excited to share my love of cello and piano and my commitment to making music fun as I work to buil
d students into life-long musicians.

My primary instrument is the cello and I have performance experience as a soloist, as well as orchestral and chamber musician. Upon arriving in Chicago in 2010, I served as Principal Cellist with the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra for two years and took gigs as a classical and improvisational chamber musician throughout the city. I recently completed a set of improvisatory sketches for amplified cello and loop station that integrate classical techniques with rhythmic and percussive elements. In addition to building a private studio I was the primary cello instructor at Musical Chairs Studio, Inc. (Lincoln Square) and Ortegan School of Music (Ravenswood).

I am also a percussionist with Salt Lake's own Samba Fogo, an afro-Brazilian inspired percussion ensemble. I have study Brazilian music with some of the major musicians and scholars in the field at California Brazil Camp in Cazadero, California. My training in percussion has brought an entirely new perspective to my musical practice that highlights rhythmic fluency and precision as a foundational element for both left and right hand stringed instrument technique.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am excited to offer lessons to people of all ages and ability levels and have experience teaching within and beyond the Suzuki Method. Lessons are tailored to each student’s experience, individual needs, and most importantly, their goals! Lesson plans will combine interactive rhythmic, singing and listening exercises away from the instrument with music theory and technique-building exercises. The aim is to cultivate musicians with strong rhythmic, aural, and technical foundations that will open many doors as you or your child grow into your talent.

I aim to develop well-rounded musicians and performers by focusing on these 5 teaching priorities:
1. Balanced posture of body including instrument and bow hold
2. Balanced tone production or "tonalization"
3. A system of "perfect" or excellent intonation
4. Artistic musicianship in performance
5. Learning notes and bowings to new pieces

While learning notes and bowings is lowest on the priority list; it must be taught first! Fun listening games aid in the development of aural memory as I help students acquire listening skills that will stay with them for years to come and allow them learn to play any tune they can imagine. Once my students can do the note choosing on their own we are free to focus on the other teaching priorities during lesson time.

I also focus on teaching my students how to practice EFFICIENTLY. We want to get the most improvement with the least amount of practice time. I like to combine practice at the instrument with games and exercises that can be done away from the instrument to give each student a degree of flexibility for those busy weeks when it's hard to find time to sit down and play. Students leave each lesson with a detailed practice plan that breaks down the difficult question of "what" and "how" to practice into a clear, concise checklist of familiar exercises. Students will also have suggested YouTube videos to watch some of the best musicians of all time and learn from their mastery of technique and musicality!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Practice and recording space at The Sound Space in Chicago, IL

Basic instrumental recording and mixing equipment to record audition CDs for summer programs, festivals, or college auditions.

Experience with extended cello techniques and amplified cello techniques using loop and distortion pedals to layer and explore the variety and versatility of the cello.

*** Travel Equipment ***
2011 VW Jetta Sportwagen: a reliable and roomy car that will get me to your lesson with all my instruments and any other equipment each and every time!

I travel to lessons with a music stand, metronome, and all teaching materials that would be present at a lesson taught in my home or studio.


Wanying W. April 9, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
I took some in-home lessons. Caitlin is an excellent teacher! She always came up with effective ways to help me with my problem areas. I so agree with a review above--she made learning cello so approachable!
Magdalena B. November 15, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She is a wonderful teacher. My daughter is always excited about the classes. She is very well organized and has a great lesson plan for young children. She is very patient and I highly recommend her.
Teresa Z. October 13, 2014
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Caitlin is an experienced, enthusiastic teacher. She is always ready with a variety of methods, exercises and suggestions that make learning cello fun and approachable. I give her an A+ and would recommend her for other adult learners.
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Caitlin A.

Caitlin A.

Salt Lake City, UT 84102
starting at
$30 / 30-min

Kate P.

Bountiful, UT

I specialize in teaching music reading, performance skills, chord styling, improvisation and theory.

About Kate

I graduated from the University of Utah in Piano Performance in January 2013. I am currently working on my Masters degree, in Piano Performance. I have experience teaching in various locations, including Elementary Schools, The University of Utah Preparatory Division and in my own studio.
Along with teaching music reading skills and performance, I teach improvisation, chord styling, ear development and theory in order to produce well rounded musicians.
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Kate P.

Kate P.

Bountiful, UT 84010
starting at
$26 / 30-min

Karine R.

Midvale, UT

The most important Part of my teaching - "Hand Positioning and Proper Touch".

Specific instructional method of hand positioning based on muscle structures, physiology of playing (how the arms and body function). Strength of my method - ability to prevent tension, awareness of weight technique and tone production. Students advance quickly and enjoy playing classical masterpieces

About Karine

Karine R. graduated from Komitas State Conservatory in Armenia, where she received her Master and Doctoral degrees in Piano Performance and Pedagogy in 1997.

She participated in Tchaikovsky International Competition in 1998, Moscow , Russia, and Busoni International Piano Competition in 1999, Bolzano, Italy.

Ms. Karine Rafael taught piano in Komitas State Conservatory, Yerevan, Armenia.

She had numerous recitals in Armenia, Russia, Italy and USA.

Over 25 years of teaching experience .


Gerardo B. June 7, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My classes with Karine were exceptional. She was very nice to work with, and I could tell she was sincerely invested in my learning. She explained hard concepts easily, and made sure I had a good learning experience. I highly recommend her.
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Karine R.

Karine R.

Midvale, UT 84047
starting at
$30 / 30-min

Leon M.

Salt Lake City, UT

My students receive a well-rounded lesson with a foundational core of theory and exercises. If a student wants to learn a piece immediately, I help them to understand that in order to play the piece well and enjoy it, the foundation is the most important aspect. I cater my lessons to the individual student. Lessons follow a general rule of thumb but no two are exactly alike.

About Leon

I have been teaching piano for over 20 years. I have a master's in piano performance. I believe in making a lesson enjoyable, informative and catered to the students needs. Everyone learns differently. I want to know how you wish to learn and we will cater your lessons to suit us both.
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Leon M.

Leon M.

Salt Lake City, UT 84105
starting at
$25 / 30-min

Sarah D.

North Salt Lake, UT

A pianist of many years, I specialize in teaching beginning and intermediate students.

About Sarah

Sarah Durrant is an emerging pianist and guitarist. She has studied music at Utah State University and has been playing piano for 10 years, guitar for 6. She has performed with the University of Utah Chamber Choir and is currently studying piano under the University of Utah piano faculty.

She concentrates on technique, theory, and skill when teaching her students. Sarah teaches any style requested but emphasizes the importance of classical music and the base it provides all musicians.

Sarah has had several years of experience working with young children. She's worked as a preschool teach
er, an after-school program teacher, and a nanny for several years. She has begun to build up a music studio because she has seen the strong affect music has on people and the changes it can bring in someone's life. Sarah strongly emphasizes a play-based approach when teaching young children by using fun games and rewards to help children gain a love for music.
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Sarah D.

Sarah D.

North Salt Lake, UT 84054
starting at
$17.50 / 30-min

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