Music Studio – Mentorship in Voice & Piano

Music Studio

Located close to downtown, Mission, B.C., Cathy’s Music Studio has hosted hundreds of students (from 4 years of age to 70) over the past 15 years.   Cathy has over 30 years of teaching experience and has offered lessons in piano, recorder, ukulele, music theory and singing.  Currently Cathy is mentoring individuals (Age 7 and up) and small groups in voice & teaching private piano.

Voice

Do you need to sing?  Whether you are a young child or adult, there may be a deep longing to release your voice through song.  Cathy’s journey to release her own voice gives her a unique perspective on mentoring young and old with releasing theirs.  For more information about Cathy’s voice journey & private singing session fees, click here:  Singing

Piano

Cathy began teaching piano lessons when she was 16 years old.  With over 30 years of experience she can guide a person through the Royal Conservatory Exams of Canada or teach someone to play by ear with chord charts.  For more information about private piano lessons, click here:  Piano

CLASSES in the music studio – Fall 2017 – June 2018

7-9  year old Singing Class – Wednesdays 2:30-3:15  (monthly fee of $75)
Singing, rhythm, poetry, introduction to musical history (listening to the great composers) in a small class environment.  (Scholarships may be available upon request)

9-12 year old Girls Singing Class 4:45-5:30 (monthly fee of $75)
Learning singing skills and exploring vocal repertoire in a small class environment.  (Scholarships may be available upon request)

Marley Penner after June Celebration Concert 2016

Comments from the community about Cathy’s Music Studio

My name is Marley and I am a student at Cathy’s music studio.
I am very lucky to be learning music from her. Cathy is a kind hardworking woman who will keep you motivated even when you just want to give up 😀
The thing I love about Cathy is that she teaches just enough of everything, not too much nor too little.
I hope that you will find Cathy as loving and caring about music as her other students and I do 🙂    Marley age 10 (2017)

Cathy is truly priceless. It was meant to be the day she was randomly recommended to us.. the advice was– with Cathy you get more than just a music teacher.. so on a whim I called her.. I knew the second when these two met that Marley needed Cathy to be her mentor. Marley has grown (and has stayed motivated) with her love and joy for music in leaps and bounds over the last few years. She has progressed with her piano (in truth–turned our whole house upside down so she could graduate to a real piano– much to Marley’s relief) and has found a joy for singing (which was a surprise to me) I have Cathy to thank for that. Best advice I ever got from a random stranger was to call Cathy.  Marleys mom 

Cathy is not only an amazing artist but also a wonderful teacher. She is so warm and welcoming and has this ability to connect with her students like no other. My daughter loves going to Cathy’s class and loves to tell me all the fun things they do and learn. She also told me her favourite part of class is giving Cathy a hug after every class. That just shows how comfortable the kids are with her. Thank you Cathy for all you do. Taneane Twele  (part of music studio for the past 5 years)

Carissa Selbie after performing at ARH Dec 2016

Alexandrah Pahl performing an original song at ARH Christmas 2016 with Cathy’s Music Studio

“Cathy’s love of all varieties of music enhances her teaching and her enthusiasm rubs off on her students. She is very much ‘in tune’ with her students’ musical interests and strengths and brings out the best in them, while encouraging them to try something new now and then, and to aim higher.  Her year end concerts are a testimony to the individual attention she pours into each student, and of how she connects with each student through her passion for music. We feel incredibly indebted to Cathy for her influence in our children’s lives, both as a musical mentor and as a friend.” – Wendy Van Den Berg (part of Cathy’s music studio for 13 years)