In person or Online, Beginner to Advanced

Whether you’d like to learn to strum songs on the radio, write your own songs, learn to read music, play a variety of styles, get your practice routine streamlined, develop new skills to show off to your band mates, get over your performance anxiety, or anything in between

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Whether you are a beginner with no experience, a performer battling vocal issues and fatigue, or anything in between, I can guide you through breathing techniques, exercises, posture corrections, and anything you’d like to know.

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In addition to over a decade of experience as a recording artist, performer, writer, and teacher, I also have a degree in Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology, and have worked as a nutritional consultant with General Nutrition Centers. I have also dealt with overcoming my own issues related to stage fright, perfectionism, anxiety, and chronic pain, putting me in a unique position to help you work through whatever may be holding you back, from psychological, nutritional, time-management, motivation, and physical mechanics. Let’s figure out what it’ll take to get you to the next level!

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Catherine is a guitarist, vocalist, composer and audio-engineer in Edmonton, AB. She has been teaching music since 2008. She has been in a number of bands and has produced music for several local artists. Playing piano since age 8, Catherine fell in love with the guitar in her teen years, and self-taught until her 20s. She then studied Classical Guitar, Voice, and Psychology at both Concordia and Athabasca University. She has performed on stage with legendary virtuoso Steve Vai, and studied under guitar and theory master Ron Jarzombek. She completed a University Certificate of Counselling Women in 2019 and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, graduating with Great Distinction in 2020. Catherine regularly attends seminars and maintains a strong focus on continuous self-education, fostering creativity, and exploring how the brain and body interact to influence what we create. Her focus with students is to foster a love of music, strong comprehension of how music works, ensuring excellent technique, and building a variety of skills so they can become independent, life-long learners.
Catherine has also struggled with repetitive strain and chronic pain, thus has unique insights into technique, physical and psychological self-care, development of training regimens, and how to overcome various challenges in the pursuit of music.