Katrina has a Master's in Music from the University of Northern Iowa. She has been teaching vocal and piano students of all ages and skill levels since 2010 and loves helping students discover their individual strengths and creativity. She is currently accepting piano and vocal students ages 10 - adult.
I love helping students discover a healthy sound and technique, develop greater self-confidence, and watching their reactions each time they achieve something new! I'm also an avid performance creator and love to dream up unusual recital ideas.
Kat is a superb musician and an amazing voice teacher. As an "older" student with much musical training behind me, in voice as well as piano and other instruments, she has introduced me to concepts I have not been familiar with which have helped me as a singer in many ways. She also has worked with me in terms of the physiology of the the voice and through this has, I believe, opened up my voice in ways I did not expect. I am very excited about my progress with Kat and look forward to the rest of the journey.
Katrina is quite simply an outstanding piano teacher with a Masters degree in Piano Pedagogy. Katrina is always pleasant and extremely knowledgeable about music theory, composers, music teaching methods, and piano playing. She also knows about music periods, styles, baroque, classical, romantic, operatic, modern and contemporary piano music. I was an adult beginner but I know how to read music from a different instrument. Katrina helped me with the proper piano exercises and technique of posture, fingers, chords, scales, gradually improving technique. We worked gradually towards increasing complexity of music yet keeping within my ability. I made good progress while taking lessons from Katrina. I highly recommend Katrina for anyone beginner to advanced.
I take vocal lessons from Katrina and I'm very satisfied, she's very knowledgeable and I very good at getting you to balance your growth at a manageable pace. She's very good at what she does and recommend her to almost any level singer
One of the first things we work through is discovering the student's learning style and unique interests. These will influence which lesson plans I use moving forward.
I spent ten years at the University of Northern Iowa working to earn my masters in pedagogy, and then teaching students of all ages in groups and one-on-one. I've also taught through several professional companies in Minnesota over the past couple years.
I prefer to charge a monthly fee that relates directly to the student's skill level and their decision whether or not to partake in group lessons.
Take advantage of any free sample lessons or ask for a single trial lesson - all teachers have plenty of information to impart, but it's helpful to assess how your personalities work together first if you want to become your very best.
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