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Jac
Ā« Kathy is a wonderful cello teacher! She is patient, kind, and... More Ā»
J
Jac
Ā« Kathy is a wonderful cello teacher! She is patient, kind, and absolutely 100% focused on the student and their needs. I would definitely recommend her to my friends with kids or anyone looking to learn the cello. Ā»
$60/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Katherine
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Cello
Levels
  • All Levels

Professional Cellist with a bachelors and masters degree in cello performance from Rice University. Taking all levels of students from beginner to advanced!

Methodology

I believe that every student is capable of learning to play the cello. Depending on the level of the student, I usually begin with the proper technique to hold and play the cello. From there, we work on technical advancement and refinement, and learning key pieces of the cello repertoire which help to expand each students understanding and development as a cellist.

Background

I started playing the cello when I was four years old. Something about music just spoke to me! I have avidly pursued a career in performance ever since. I have a bachelor and masters degree in cello performance from Rice University's Shepherd School of music. I have won several competitions including Grand Prize in the Ann and Charles Eisemann International Young Artist Competition, and Second Prize in the Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $60/h
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $550

Details

Cancellation policy: 24 hrs notice, or there is a 50% charge for the lesson

Lessons offered by Katherine
Individual
The lessons will be held
at her home
Taught subjects
  • Cello
Levels
  • All Levels

Katherine's resume

Orchestral Experience

Houston Symphony Substitute 2018-present
Shepherd School Symphony orchestra- principal, assistant principal 2014- present
Aspen Music Festival- section and assistant principal 2015-2018


Education

Rice University, Shepherd School of Music M.M. 2018-2021
Brinton Smith

Rice University, Shepherd School of Music B.M. 2014-2018
Norman Fischer

Other teachers have included JesĆŗs Castro-Balbi,William Wharton and, in masterclass, Ralph Kirshbaum, Gautier CapuƧon, Christopher Adkins, Ko Iwasaki, Lynn Harrell, Peter BrĆ¼ns, Alisa Weilerstein, Clive Greensmith, Joel Krosnick, Larry Lesser

Honors/Awards

Ann and Charles Eisemann International Young Artists Competitionā€”First prize 2020
Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund Recipient 2020
IX Concurso Internacional Violoncello Carlos Prietoā€”Second Prize 2019
Ima Hogg Competitionā€”Fourth place, Audience Favorite 2019
Rice University Concerto Competition Winner 2018
1st Placeā€”Great Composers Competition Series 2016
Gold Medal String Division, Audience Favoriteā€”Young Texas Artists Music Competition 2016
Grand Prizeā€”ENKOR International Music Competition, Strings Division 2015
1st Placeā€”Concerto Competition TCU Cellofest Senior Division 2015
Directors Awardā€”Young Artist Competition, Music in the Mountains 2013
1st Placeā€”Idaho Music Educators State Solo Competition 2013
1st Placeā€”Quartet Competition, Boise Chamber Series 2013
Grand Prizeā€”Tulsa International Crescendo Music Awards, Junior Division 2013
1st Place, Audience Favoriteā€”Young Artist Competition, Music in the Mountains 2011
Grand Prizeā€”Young Artist Competition, Meridian Symphony 2009

Solo Performances with orchestra

Richardson Symphony 2020 MichoacƔn Symphony 2019 Houston Symphony, Ima Hogg Competition 2019
Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra 2019
Woodlands Symphony 2017
Texas Medical Center Orchestra 2017
Conroe Symphony 2016
TCU Chamber Orchestra, Cellofest 2015
McCall Summerfest Music Festival 2014
Walla Walla Symphony 2013
Boise Philharmonic 2013
San Juan Symphony 2012
Music in the Mountains Chamber Orchestra 2012

The 2 reviews on Katherine
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2 recommendations

J
Jac

Kathy is a wonderful cello teacher! She is patient, kind, and absolutely 100% focused on the student and their needs. I would definitely recommend her to my friends with kids or anyone looking to learn the cello.

B
Bree

Katherine is a wonderful teacher, well-suited for beginner through advanced level students. Her instruction is clear, articulate, and malleable to fit each playerā€™s individual needs. Her extensive performing experience and impressive credentials precede her, providing a wealth of knowledge that she shares with each student in their musical journey.

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