Instructor
Joined in
2017

Catherine

Instructor

Teaches Piano

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Teaches at:
Languages Spoken

Chinese

Levels Taught

All

Areas of Instruction

Piano

About Catherine

I've been playing the piano since the age of five and have always taken private lessons. I participated in piano adjudications such as NYSSMA, New York State School of Music Association. I've privately taught for about seven years now, from beginner to adult levels so I have experience with all age groups. My private students have also participated in adjudications, in which they are able to get extremely high to perfect scores. I'm an extremely detailed teacher, and teach students all elements in order to achieve the highest mark possible. 

I received my Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with a concentration in Piano Pedagogy with Ms. Mary Cobb at State University of New York at Fredonia. I attended the State University of New York at Purchase for my Master of Music in Piano Performance with Professor Paul Ostrovsky. 

In terms of performance opportunities, my most recent performance was at Northeast Petroleum University in China summer 2017. In addition, I also participated in several piano masterclasses at SUNY Fredonia. These were led by Marjean Olson in Fall 2013 and Logan Skelton in Spring 2014. I was also involved with String Chamber Ensemble, in which I performed classical works with various instruments. In addition, I was a piano accompanist for instrumentalists and vocalists from 2010 to 2014. 

I strongly believe it's vital to develop a friendly relationship with each and every student. Every student will be unique in his or her own way and will be taught differently. The role of a teacher is extremely important as they can make the student feel comfortable in the environment they're in. When I teach, I like to have the student have fun but also let them know that they are responsible for practicing every week for a certain amount of time. This enforces the child to have a good habit, which will easily help them to improve faster. 

 

 

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