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About Catherine Pelletier

Catherine Pelletier
Catherine Pelletier
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Richmond, VA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Piano, Voice
Education: Bachelor's of Music with a concentration in vocal performance from Virginia Commonwealth University
Performance Experience: Catherine has performance experience in many areas, including opera, oratorio, musical theatre, straight plays, liturgical settings, concerts, and contemporary music.
Teaching Experience: Catherine has been teaching voice and piano for five years. Music & Arts - 6 years School of Rock - 2.5 years Chester Performing Arts Studio - 6 months Brilliant Summer Camp - 2 months
Teaching Philosophy: Teaching is all about the student and their individual experience. Yes, there are basics that apply to everyone, but what works for one student might not work for another. Teaching should work on a case by case basis. Also, teaching and learning should be fun!

Get to know Catherine Pelletier

Catherine has studied as a vocal performance major at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she studied with voice teacher Dr. Kenneth Wood and vocal coach Melanie Kohn Day. She is currently a voice student of James Taylor of James Taylor Studios.

She has performed in a variety of genres at a variety of venues, but her favorite has always been opera. Favorite past performances include Ms. Todd from Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief,” Suzuki from Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” (partial role), Dorabella from Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” (partial role), Leonora from Donizetti’s “La Favorita” (partial role), Princess Ida from Gilbert & Sullivan's "Princess Ida," and Nick Bottom from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream.” She will be singing the role of Azucena in Verdi's "Il Trovatore" with Commonwealth Concert Opera this upcoming fall.

Catherine sings as the alto section leader and soloist at First English Evangelical Lutheran Church. Catherine is primarily a classical singer but teaches and performs many musical genres. She has taught voice and piano at School of Rock, Chester Performing Arts Studio, Brilliant Summer, and Music & Arts, where she currently teaches. She also works as assistant stage director and production stage manager for VCU’s award-winning opera department.

Catherine is an avid lover of the color green and lives in Richmond with her fiancé, Alan, and their son, Landon.

Catherine Pelletier teaches at:
9712 Midlothian Tpke
Richmond, VA 23235
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