Catherine's STEM Tutoring And Music Lessons

Catherine's STEM Tutoring And Music Lessons

5.0(2 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


I can teach a variety of musical instruments (piano, voice, violin) and concepts, and help students make connections in their learning. I can help break down concepts for students in their instruments or in music theory, and can help them understand why music sounds the way it does, or why a certain sound that they want to attain works the way it does.

I have a bachelors in music (voice and violin), a masters from New England Conservatory in voice, and experience teaching music theory and keyboard at the Conservatory. I can improvise on the piano and other instruments, play by ear, sight read, and luckily have perfect pitch so that online lessons are possible :)

I love when students have a breakthrough in technique or in knowledge. When a student can hear something by ear and connect it to something they are learning, or when they start asking "why" or "how" questions, I know it is the begninning of their lifelong musical enjoyment, and that makes me very happy!


1 employee
Serves Pasadena , CA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal

Social media


Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard, Students who have neither

Interested musical styles

Classical, I can make recommendations

Photos and videos

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  • Reviews

    0 reviews



    I wish I could give catherine 5000000+ stars! she worked with me through two tough years of undergrad music theory and keyboard and I was able to pass my classes on time and really improve my skills. her positivity, enthusiasm, understanding, and work ethic are unmatched. I couldn’t of made it through my first two years of college without her.
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    December 27, 2019



    Catherine is very responsible and extremely helpful for my music theory study. She set up additional office hours to help me understand the knowledge and pass the advanced tonal practice course. Her introduction was very clear and she delivered it with great patience. She was also very thoughtful to be flexible to fit my schedule. I really appreciate her help, and would highly recommend her.
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    December 27, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    I will typically talk with the student to get to know them, their background, and their goals in working with me. I will analyse their current strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan to move forward according to their interests!

    I have a Masters in Music from New England Conservatory of Music and a Masters in Science in Geochemistry from UCLA>


    I taught music theory and keyboard at New England Conservatory, and directed a choir back in Florida. I really enjoyed teaching and sharing music, and seeing how it impacts people in different ways. I also was a teaching assistant at UCLA in STEM courses. I love learning from my students. 

    I have worked with K-12 and also college students.

    I love the SpaceX Falcon launches!!

    I would look for a teacher that is interested in your progress and is flexible in their teaching style and work with you! Someone that is passionate in what they do, and efficient during lessons while still bringing enjoyment to them.

    I would say students should think about why they would like to take lessons in a given field, what their short and long term goals are, and how the teacher can help them accomplish these goals. 

    Services offered

    Music Theory