Teaching

Katherine is a faculty member at The Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College. She maintains a private studio in New Hyde Park and New York City. Katherine received Suzuki training in books 1-8 from the School for Strings under the tutelage of Allen Lieb and Ecaterina Gerson.  She has additional book 1 certification from the Hartt Suzuki Institute under Carrie Reuning-Hummel.

IMG_0679Katherine primarily teaches with the Suzuki Method in mind, but incorporates aspects of her own philosophy and teaching/performance experience.  She creates a positive and productive environment where her students are free to experiment, ask questions, and create at their own pace in order to achieve their highest level of excellence.

Katherine is very mindful of the physical demands of playing an instrument, having dealt with serious injury herself.  She focuses on alignment and setting up a solid foundation and speaks about the importance of stretching and exercising.  Musicians are athletes and must treat their bodies with care and respect!

Katherine will be moving to Portland, Maine in June 2020 and is accepting students for her new studio!

“ Teaching music is not my main purpose.  I want to make good citizens.  If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline, and endurance.  They get a beautiful heart.

– Dr. Shinichi Suzuki