Musical Excellence

Musical Excellence

5.0(4 reviews)
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Doctor of music , highly qualified teacher of piano, clarinet or voice with more than fifteen years of experience in music education music ministry and performance. In depth hands on knowledge of piano and clarinet performance and training, also synthesized keyboards.

I am motivated, energetic, and passionate about student success! Let's have fun while learning music you enjoy through interdisciplinary approaches, and work toward goals of community festival performances or competition events.

I received and continuously update my lifetime professional certification for music teaching via MTNA, where you can find me listed as a certified professional.

You may find more about my experiences on, or at Greenville University or Belleville Philharmonic .

I love youth and the young at heart and want to see their creativity blossom and grow to best lead into a productive and rewarding future.


Current Top Pro
Hired 10 times
1 employee
16 years in business
Serves Mascoutah , IL
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    Jing G.

    I had a wonderful experience with Musical Excellence, and they connected me with a fantastic piano teacher, Catherine, who has not only been incredibly skilled but also incredibly patient and encouraging throughout my piano journey. Her teaching style is both engaging and effective, making each lesson a joyous and enriching experience. I am truly grateful for Musical Excellence and also my teacher Catherine.
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    September 25, 2023

    Hope W.

    I felt very encouraged working with her and I saw quite a bit of growth in myself. There was so much encouragement as well as accountability for practicing and improving. Catherine is an exceptional teacher through and through.
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    June 01, 2022
    Hired on Lessons

    Tom K.

    Tom K. on Jun 2, 2019
    Piano · In home
    For my first lesson, I found Catherine to be personable, encouraging, and highly skilled. She listened to my goals, assessed my present ability (I had tried to teach myself piano. I failed.) and worked through some exercises with me to improve my skills. I found the lesson challenging but not overwhelming. Im looking forward to my next lesson with her.
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    January 14, 2020

    Megan M.

    Megan M.
    Piano Lessons
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    Cathrine is such a kind teacher. She is very encouraging and upbeat. Even though I only seen her a couple times. She has already given me confidence in playing the piano. She is very professional and knowledgeable about music of all genres.
    Highest rating for work quality, professionalism, and value.
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    February 06, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    We have an initial interview so we both find out what we have in common before making any committments. Then we set up a start date and proceed with a month of lessons, each week evaluating the success and feelings we have around our progress, making future goals. Then all we need to do is keep on this track to see our dreams become reality!

    Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano and Pedagogy, honors dissertations, University of Colorado at Boulder

    Over 15 years experience as a professional international performer and ensemble performer, including rock/popular music and jazz

    $25  for .5 hour lesson payable weekly, with a discount for monthly payment on the initial lesson of the month. 

    I began my teaching journey as I earned my undergraduate degree in piano performance. I enjoyed teaching so much I just continued doing it no matter where else life took me.

    All ages and levels, from 5 year old beginner to 90 year old recreational player to aspiring and professional jazz or classical artists.

    Im happy to see a senior college student succeed at performing her senior recital last week! It was a joy to work with her and perform with her and her friends at this culmination of her study. In the past, I was so proud to have presented a concert with my Briercrest college orchestra ensemble in their first performance of American Jazz in Saskatchewan. I was happy to be the piano soloist as one member stepped up to conduct the ensemble in Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, and one member played on recital with me at another event. 

    Be sure you enjoy eachother as you will spend precious time purusung your goals together--and keep on communicating!

    Your teacher is your best advocate and really wants to help you but can't do that if you are not willing to listen to their advice. Be sure you have been quiet and thought about exactly what you wish to accomplish before beginning to evaluate your progress. 

    Services offered

    Music Theory