Catherine Psarakis Music Lessons

Catherine Psarakis Music Lessons

5.0 (2)
1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

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! 

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Credentials

Boston, MA 02130
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • J

    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.

  • Sami

    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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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

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!


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Masters in Music from New England Conservatory of Music.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$70/hr


How did you get started teaching?

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 love learning from my students. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked from children ages 4-16 and also college undergrads. I have also worked with adults. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love the SpaceX Falcon launches!!


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

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.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

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.