Catharina's Clackamas Piano Lessons

Catharina's Clackamas Piano Lessons

5.0 (10)
Best of 2023
23 years in business

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Rated as one of the Best Portland Piano Teachers by Catharina teaches classical piano to pop and improvisation online or in-person to all ages has a fun program for pre-school kids!

Hi, I'm Catharina, and I want to thank you for taking the time to read this. Although I teach the entire syllabus to all ages, I specialize in teaching the little ones how to play the piano and use a variety of props and methods, including stuffed animals, rhythm instruments, and musical games to do this effectively.

I teach ages 3.8-adults and seniors with patience and compassion. Because of my background working with children from pre-school through Highschool as a music teacher, choir director, and concert producer and performing at numerous venues as a professional musician, I understand the importance of creating a friendly, safe, and stimulating learning environment for my students! 

I love every one of my students and try my best to bring them to their full potential as skilled pianists while building up their self-confidence in a nurturing atmosphere. I love to praise them for performing at school, talent shows, churches, recitals, at home for their family and friends, or simply playing the piano for their beloved pet! That's what it's all about. Fun, relaxed lessons, with seriously great results! Feel free to see my students perform at  or

I love to see the joy on the faces of my students (especially the little ones) when they accomplish something new during piano lessons and especially during the applause after their Recital performances!

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Clackamas, OR 97015
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10 Reviews


  • Kori Lynn Anderson

    Cathy is a great piano teacher, able to work with all ages of children and has years of experience with various levels students are at.

  • David Cherian

    Teacher Cathy is a wonderful piano teacher. She does a great job working with young children. All of her students perform so well at the recital. She has been splendid to work with.

  • Shevyll Tan

    Piano lessons are structured very differently from others... kids learn music from all aspects- techniques, details, learning by listening and feeling , and Ms Cathy teaches them improvisation techniques which I think is a skill that you will not get from conventional piano teachers. I can see Ms Cathy truly cares for her students and teaches them with a personal touch. I give Ms Cathy a 5 star!!!

  • Kathryn

    Cathy is very patient and know how to work with young children.

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

If you contact me, we can set up a time for a friendly first lesson online or in person. You will receive a short policy and schedule and let me know if you would like to take lessons on a monthly basis. There is no sign-up fee and no contract so you may stop at any time. I aim to make it fun and relaxed for the students so they learn at the pace that is comfortable for them. Some students love being challenged while others prefer learning at a slower pace. I teach with compassion and understanding and the results are wonderful!

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

25+ years of Public and private school music teacher, recording artist, musical arranger, professional musician, featured on Radio and TV. Because of my background working with children from pre-school through Highschool as a music teacher and performing at numerous venues as a professional musician,  I understand the importance of creating a friendly, safe, and stimulating learning environment where my students can build confidence and blossom!

What types of students have you worked with?

All Ages, beginners to advanced. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Recitals are our highlighs!

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

Many people can play the piano well. Make sure you hire an experienced teacher with good reviews!

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

Do you prefer lessons online or in-person?

Would you like to learn the traditional syllabus or improvising/chord piano?

If lessons are for your preschool child, does the teacher have experience in working with little kids?

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