My name is Catherine and I am a highly qualified music teacher from Sydney. I have recently relocated to Mudgee with my husband and am already enjoying this new adventure. I absolutely love making music and sharing it with others, and have been teaching since 2007. My teaching style aims to cultivate a love for music in all students through a patient, practical and hands on approach to learning. Music is fun and rewarding, and lessons should be too, so I incorporate theory through game-based learning and guide students towards being self-motivated and enthusiastic musicians.
I began my musical journey at a young age; born into a musical family I was constantly surrounded by music. At the age of six I began learning violin with the Suzuki method, then also took up piano which became my main instrument in my teenage years. After some very musical high school years I further pursued my interests through a Bachelors degree in Music Education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and turned my attention to pedagogical studies with Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze methodologies. I then began teaching both private piano students and group classes in schools. My firm belief that every child should have the opportunity to learn and create music led to me working as an early childhood educator by completing my Kindermusik training in 2018. I have a passion for early childhood music education and adore seeing children grow through music!