“ I have taught everything from Billie Eilish to Hamilton, and even Mozart! ”
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I am a firm believer that to grow as musicians we must music that we love. Thus, I have taught everything from Billie Eilish to Hamilton, and even Mozart! I am a confident teacher of healthy mixing and belting techniques, as well as legit musical theatre and classical singing. I am extremely experienced in helping teens navigate the trials of vocal changes to find ease and sustainability in any vocal style. Healthy singing is healthy singing. My goal as a teacher is to teach students how to be aware of their instruments and to build their own vocal toolboxes. I always endeavor to create an anxiety and learning challenges-aware space, where it is okay to take our time, to be wrong, and to laugh! My lessons always include full-body and vocal warm-ups--as well as warm-downs-- in an effort to show students that singing is a full-body experience, meant to be handled with the care of any physical sport--longevity and consistency is our goal.
Name: Katherine (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I received my Bachelor's in Voice Performance from The University of Maine and am a current Master of Music in Voice and Opera student at McGill's Schulich School of Music. I am a classically trained soprano, with a love for musical theatre and multiple main stage regional credits in the US. In Maine, I studied operatically with Isaac Bray, and musical theatre/ healthy belting with Tina Burns.
This past spring, I was the winner of the Maine State Classical NATS voice competition. I was also awarded, in 2021 and 2023, the Ellen Chickering Award for excellence in singing.
On top of my vocal expertise, I am also a seasoned audition and acting coach. I love being able to help my students prepare for nerve-racking auditions. I have over 5 years of teaching experience under my belt and love developing working relationships with students of elementary school age and well into adulthood!
Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)
Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00
Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)
1. Cancellation Policy
Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.
2. Cessation (quitting) Policy
A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.
3. Illness Policy
Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.
BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.
No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.
4. Rescheduling Policy
Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.
Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy
Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.
It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.
5. Evaluation Period
There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).
Lessons in your home
Katherine is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Katherine can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.