As a piano instructor for over 20 years, I focus on developing strong technical skills, music theory foundations, and artistic expression in my students. Mastering these fundamentals enables students to become lifelong pianists and music enthusiasts. My students consistently receive high marks at student judged events.
I hold a Bachelor’s of Music degree from James Madison University, in Virginia, where I studied piano under Dr. Eric Ruple and piano pedagogy under Dr. Patricia Brady. I am also a member of the Music Teachers National Association.
As a performer, I have experience serving as an accompanist to student vocalists, instrumentalists, and choirs.
I absolutely love sharing the beauty of music with my students and providing them with the skills to reach their goals.
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My favorite thing in the world is to see the joy on my students’ faces when they successfully learn a new skill, push beyond their limits, perform a piece of music, or beautifully express their hearts as they play. I would love to partner with you to bring this same joy to your heart and home as well.
Catherine is working with me as an adult new piano player who has some musical background. Great job working with me to achieve my goals by providing relevant lessons, feedback and answering questions as they come up.
Catherine is a wonderful teacher. As an adult learner, I was a little skeptical about finding a teacher who could adjust teaching styles to best suit me. Catherine has made my return to piano playing a great joy. She is there to cheer me along when I get discouraged and celebrate the little victories with me. I highly recommend Catherine for anyone looking for a great piano teacher.
She is so kind and patient as a teacher. Her encouragement, love of music and positive attitude during the lessons have really motivated my children!
Catherine has a way of making virtual lessons feel at home and personal. My daughter, who was a beginner a year ago, feels at ease and comfortable- so much that she enjoys chatting about her week before beginning a lesson. Yet even with the relaxed approach, my daughter is inspired to practice throughout the week without prompting. She looks forward to her lessons and has come so far in one year. She plays beautifully now, confidently for anyone to listen. She’s not only learning piano, but she’s learning music theory and developing a healthy confidence in sharing her music with others.