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Welcome to Katherine's School of Music online! Located at Gotta Dance in Albion, NY, we offer a comprehensive music education through our piano, flute and low brass lessons.
For all of our students, ranging from age 5 to retirement, weekly lessons consist of 1) solid technical training, 2) a high quality listening curriculum, 3) practical theory training, and 4) the study of high quality music drawn from a variety of excellent sources.
Performance opportunities are offered through monthly master classes and studio recitals; adjudication opportunities are offered through the International Guild of Piano Teachers and the Royal Conservatory Development Program.
Additionally, because music appreciation is an important part of becoming a life-long participant in music, each monthly master class will focus on various aspects of music history, performance and theory in the form of activities, games and discussions. Each topic is geared toward connecting students to the wide world and history of music and musicians while showing how to apply that connection to their playing today.
Please, stay and look around our site. Be sure to check out partner lessons and brass teacher David Hollenbeck. Additionally, I've provided lesson rates and my open slots.
Thank you for visiting, and if you have any questions or would like to discuss starting lessons, please do not hesitate to contact me or call for a phone interview. (I receive every communication sent through this web-site and usually reply within a day or two.)
Check out this new scale and triad fingering guide! Print it off and keep it in your folder for years to come! (below)
Below, see the link for a CD available at www.sheetmusicplus.com! Parents of current and future piano students, I highly recommend buying this CD and the next one, More Real Music for Kids. This is the good stuff; written by brilliant composers for children to play. The sounds are simple yet elegant and harmonically reminiscent of the more advanced, important works of musical art from throughout the ages. Use it for nothing more than background music, but play it regularly! I'll be very interested in hearing if you decide to purchase it! (Clicking on the link below will allow you to hear some samples from the CD.)
Starting this year I have another option for pianists looking to get more out of their piano study: Adjudications through the National Guild of Piano Teachers! It's been my goal for several years to become an active member and the time was finally right. Ask me about them!!
Katherine's School of Music uses the piano and flute syllabi of the
Click on the link above to visit the site and learn more about this excellent national program for music students.
Katherine's School accepts low brass students!
Low brass instructor: Fredonia Performance Grad,
Katherine's School is located at Gotta Dance!