Bachelor Degree: University of Texas in San Antonio
Classical Singer National Competition - Semifinalist - 2021 - Musical Theater and Opera
Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition - Finalist - 2021
Hello! I'm Katherine (Kat), I am a voice teacher and professional singer in New York with 3 years of teaching experience. I work with students of all levels, ages, and styles. I want to help you find your voice! I don't have a one size fits all technique or approach to singing, everyone's voice and learning style is different and deserves to be recognized. In your lesson, we will talk about, breath support, proper fold closure, interpretation, anatomy, and musicality. You will walk away from a lesson with exercises, stretches, and a practice plan. As a singer, I started when I was 14 and then went to college for a degree in vocal performance with a specialty in opera. I then pivoted into musical theatre and moved to New York. I have always wanted to be a singer and love what I do and want my students to find that joy for themselves. I have performed all over the US, in Italy, and before the pandemic, I was on an international tour in China. I would love to help you meet your goals as a singer so let's find a time to schedule your first lesson! Kat
I started teaching while I was in college back in Texas and then moved to New York to pursue a career in Musical Theatre. I kept students from Texas online (some of whom are still with me today) and took a year and a half break from new students to do an international tour and an off-broadway show. Once the pandemic hit I started taking on new students and I am so proud of all of their progress! Many students are beginners and improving rapidly. A few are professionals who have gotten more work as a result of our lessons together. My students are always getting compliments from their friends, parish members, teachers, and employers. It makes me so incredibly happy for them!
I like to pack my lessons with information and fun. Typically my lessons are half warm-up, half working through music. In the first half, we address technique, breath, posture, placement, tongue and larynx position, etc. Because a strong foundation is the basis of good healthy singing in any style. In the second half, we focus on musicality, expression, difference in style, and your interpretation. This is where science meets art and you find YOUR voice! I believe a good teacher can support a student's growth and point them toward themselves and their sound!!
I try to meet students where they are at and their goals. There is no one size fits all to technique or progress. Some people really want all technique all the time and we talk a lot about alignment and anatomy. Whereas others want to have fun and work on a song for their school show or karaoke. I am here to encourage you and give you the information you need to meet your goals! I even had a student create their own one-person show and helped them find a venue and pianist as well as coach them through their music. So it's all case-by-case. I do however encourage practice for all of my students and can work with you on making the best plan for yourself and your schedule. Lessons without practice is like hiring a personal trainer and then never going to the gym. I give you the tools for self-improvement and you go run with them!