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About Katherine B
Kath is a singer and sometimes works as a pianist / singer. Since settling back in the UK, she has increasingly committed herself to music education, with individuals, in groups and in workshops. Over the last 20 years she has become driven by the desire to see students develop and achieve their goals. Seeing students grow, in confidence and self esteem, while developing their awareness is deeply gratifying to her.
Kath holds the following qualifications:
A BA hons in Humanities with music specialism
A Certificate of Education and Training in the Lifelong Learning Sector; (a level 4 teaching
CTABRSM, a teaching Certificate awarded by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of
Having taught with various examination boards, Kath has a liking for many genres of music and teaches graded practical exams that include baroque; classical; folk; romantic; musical theatre; twentieth century and contemporary genres. She particularly loves jazz and fusions of it with modern and contemporary styles.
Kath teaches singing, from beginner to advanced levels, grades 1-8, to all age groups, from 7 to 97! She also teaches Piano, beginners and grades 1 -5, and music theory, grades 1 -8. She offers teaching for the ABRSM, LCM, and RSL exam boards, and others on request! She can also coach you for auditions, or your own personal goals.
Kath’s teaching style is person-centred and tailored to individual needs.
Teaching in Singing
Here are some areas that Kath covers in singing:
Vocal folds awareness
Word amplification / beautifying
Interpretation / performance
Teaching in Piano
Here are some areas that Kath covers in piano:
First lessons and subsequent ones always begin with a little chat. Kath will ask where the student thinks they are in their development. If there is any doubt, Kath can help determine that for them. Students are welcome to bring any pieces they have worked on already or are currently learning. Alternatively, Kath has plenty of resources that can be tailored to the student; these include using Youtube to support vocal students where there is no piano music.
Kath has plenty of resources for beginners; there is a wealth of material for them to find their preferred learning approach from. Books that have already been chosen are welcomed too. Getting warmed up with something already known, from music or memory is always a good start, especially if you feel a bit nervous. Kath knows how that feels!