Catharina's Clackamas piano lessons in Clackamas, Or is rated as one of the BEST PIANO TEACHERS in Portland OR by Expertise.com as well as lessons.com. She offers private piano lessons with customized plans to suit every student's individual needs.
With more than 25 years of experience in private piano lessons for beginners - late intermediate, Catharina provides award-winning instruction to her students at Catharina's Clackamas piano lessons in Clackamas, OR. and is known as one of the best piano teachers locally.
She is motivated by her love of music and her passion for transferring her knowledge and skills to others for their enjoyment so they may shine. For over 25 years, Catharina has taught music in Public Schools in South Africa and America, produced numerous school concerts, worked on a part-time basis as a professional musician, songwriter, worship leader, and recording artist, and taught beginner piano lessons for kids to late intermediate as well as adult piano lessons. She was born in South Africa and received her Bachelors of Arts from Potchefstroom University H.C E. in 1977 and her Post Graduate teaching diploma from Rand Afrikaans University in 1978. Her accomplishments include the production of school musicals and performing music for President Lucas Mangope of Bophuthatswana at Sun City on December 31st, 1989. Catharina and her husband recorded their songs on CD and have played their music on South African TV, Radio Pulpit, and locally on MCTV, Portland, OR.
My grandson took piano lessons with Cathy and started at age four. Not only did my grandson grow as a piano player he gained more confidence in himself. Playing and practicing the piano was not a chore but rather an activity he performed happily and voluntarily. Cathy was able to impart her enthusiasm and love of playing the piano onto my grandson. Rather than work directly from a piano lesson book, she customized the music and lessons to his current skill level while at the same time providing challenges to keep the learning process going. He had more incentive and motivation to practice and play.
I was able to observe the last few minutes of most of my grandson's lessons. This is where I witnessed the wonderful connection that developed between teacher and student. Cathy would relish in my grandson's accomplishments and acknowledge each newly learned measure of music.
She is very proud of each student as was evident during recitals. Each student, regardless of their level of knowledge, performed their piano piece with excitement and enthusiasm. It was evident that Cathy encouraged each student to bring part of his or her own character into the music. Cathy made learning the piano a magical thing. Cathy is not only friendly and patient but also is good at gauging her students’ level of knowledge and ability.
Her commitment to her students is evident. Cathy sees each student as an individual and draws upon their strengths to teach them in ways that work best for them. I respect Cathy for many of her qualities but most of all because she can connect with her students and is a very positive and encouraging teacher who is able to make confident self-motivated piano players out of her students. I highly recommend Cathy as one of the best piano teachers in my area and am envious of her future students who can experience her contagious passion and love of music firsthand. Grandparent, Corena, Irene Schultz -Testimonial Catharina's private piano lessons in Clackamas.
My daughter Megan came to teacher Cathy after taking 2 years of piano lessons for beginners with another teacher. Catharina's Clackamas piano lessons were highly recommended by the staff at Wally`s Music Shop in Oregon City as one of the best piano teachers in my area. I am constantly amazed at how Megan has excelled and loves to learn to play piano since coming to Cathy for the past 4 years. I never have to argue with Megan to practice on the piano. My daughter is always excited to play the piano and also to share with our family. I constantly find myself thinking "When did you learn this!? Wow, all of that today!!" Cathy has helped instill confidence in Megan that no money can buy and we are truly blessed to have found her. If you come to Cathy for private piano lessons in Clackamas you will absolutely receive more than piano lessons- things that money just can`t buy. How to play the piano well is the added bonus!" Parent, Debbi Book
FROM THE DESK OF TODD & TISHA SPARKS
Cathy is the most loving and best piano teachers teacher I have ever met! She is a beautiful and gifted songwriter, musician, and singer. Cathy is an organized and gifted teacher who makes learning fun. She is energetic, very creative, and uses age-appropriate techniques for her private piano lessons and builds her student's conﬁdence through encouragement and praise.
I can personally attest that choosing Catharina’s Clackamas Piano Lessons has been a wonderful gift for my daughter, Londyn. It has given her conﬁdence, brought out her musical gifts, helped her academically, spiritually, and most importantly, given us a wonderful, beautiful, and loving friend. Cathy is dear to us and has become part of our family, not just a teacher. She is THAT amazing! Try her! I promise you will feel as I do ~ Blessed to have her!
Sincerely yours, Tisha & Todd Sparks
Dear little Londyn, so loving...just like her Mom.
Check out Nathan's speed and technique.