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Lessons offered by Catherine
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Piano
  • Music Theory
  • Musical keyboard
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children
  • 1st year
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year
  • Junior
  • Senior

Experienced in teaching beginner - Advanced! Master's Degree in Music Composition with Piano Concentration.

Methodology

My training in piano started from when I was 5 years old. Since then, I continuously took piano lesson and have had performed on the stage as well. I continued my training in piano until the end of my undergraduate at the University of Hartford under David Westfall, Paul Rutman, Susan Cheng and Grace Smith. Over the summer during my college years, I worked as a private piano instructor in Korea for a part-time job. I also worked as an ear-training and music theory tutor at my college.

I earned my Master's Degree in Music Composition in 2017 under the guidance of Richard Danielpour at Manhattan School of Music.
I also hold Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition with Piano performance concentration from the University of Hartford.

I believe Piano should be taught along with basic music theory and history to fully understand and learn how to play it. I utilize my background as a composer when teaching Piano(music theory, notation, ear-training, etc.)
I give my students a specific goal to motivate them to practice and work on the assignments.
I believe growing understanding and appreciation of music is as important as developing skills.

Background

I began teaching piano to K-12 students since Summer 2010.
I've also taught college level ear-training, and music theory.

Currently, I have 8 students age from 4 - adult.
My students' level ranges from total beginner to intermediate.

Two of my students are preparing for ABRSM exam.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $10
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $225
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $480

Details

-Cancellation: 12hrs before lesson time (exception: emergency)

Lessons offered by Catherine
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Piano
  • Music Theory
  • Musical keyboard
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children
  • 1st year
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year
  • Junior
  • Senior

Catherine's resume

Catherine Y. Phang
(concealed information)
Co-Founder/Composer of Sforzando Composers’ Collective (concealed information)

[EDUCATION]

Manhattan School of Music, New York, New York, Master of Music Composition, 2017
Universiry of Hartford - the Hartt School, West Hartford, Connecticut, Bachelor of Music Composition (Concentrate: Piano), 2014

[Major Teachers]

Reiko Fueting, Manhattan School of Music, 2016-2017
Richard Danielpour, Manhattan School of Music, 2015-2017
Paul Rutman (Piano), University of Hartford, 2013-2014
David Westfall (Piano), University of Hartford, 2011-2013
Ken Steen, University of Hartford, 2012-2013
Larry Alan Smith, University of Hartford, 2010-2014

[Teaching Experience]

-Private Piano Instructor New York, NY
June 2017 - Present
Age 4 - Adult

-Private Music Theory Lesson New York, NY
March 2017 - Present

-Ear-training Tutor University of Hartford the Hartt School - West Hartford, CT
September, 2012 - May 2013
September, 2011 - May 2012

-Private Piano Lesson Seoul, Korea
May, 2014 - August 2014
May, 2013 - August 2013
May, 2012 - August 2012
May, 2011 - August 2011

[Performance]

Gwang-ya (2017)
for Violin, Cello, Dulcimer, Pipa and Vocalist
● Premiered on September 16, 2017 at Artosino Gallery New York, NY

Prism (2017)
for Two Violins, Erhu and Cello
● Premiered on August, 2017 at Riverside Church New York, NY
● Collaborative Concert with New Asia Chamber Music Society and the Artist Management Jubilee

Tracing the Gravity (2017)
for Prepared Piano and Cello
● Premiered on June 15, 2017 at MC Gallery New York, NY


Black Mirror (2017)
for Violin and Electronic
● Premiered on April 21, 2017 at Manhattan School of Muisc

Black Mirror (2017)
for Violin and Electronic
● Premiered on April 21, 2017 at Manhattan School of Muisc

Three Epigrams (2017)
for Bass Clarinet
● Premiered on April 10, 2017 at Manhattan School of Muisc

Vortex (2017)
for Orchestra
● Premiered on February 10, 2017 at Manhattan School of Muisc
● Conducted by David Hoose
● Played by Manhattan School of Music Composers’ Orchestra

The Night Flower (2016)
for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano
● Premiered on December, 2016 at Manhattan School of Muisc

A Day in the Life of a Child (2016)
for Cello and Piano
● Premiered on April 11, 2016 at Manhattan School of Music

Underwater – for the affected people from the ferry wreck in South Korea (2014)
for Electronic, Acoustic Instruments and Voices
● Premiered on April 23, 2014 at Composers’ Ensemble Concert

Incidental music for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (2014)
for Flute, Bassoon, Viola and Piano
● Recorded and Played April - May 2014

Nobler than Strength and Beauty (2013)
for Electronic and Vibraphone
● Collaboration with Choreographer Eryn Edwards for
            Hartt Senior Dance Performance in Spring 2013
  ● Premiered on March 2013 for Senior Dance Recital at The Hartt School.
● Performed on December 6, 2013 at ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY
Played by InnoVox Ensemble

Remeberance (2013)
for Two Cellos and Vibraphone
● Premiered on November 2013 for Public Works Concert at The Hartt School

Unknown Connection (2013)
for Brass Quintet
● Premiered on April 2013 for Performance 20/20 Marathon at The Hartt School

Arirang Spirit (2012)
for Violin, Cello and Piano
Premiered on November 2012 for Public Works Concert at The Hartt School

Flow (2013)
for Two Pianos and Marimba
Premiered on April 2013 for Composers’ Ensemble Concert at The Hartt School

Daydreamer (2012)
for SATB Chorus
Premiered on March 2013 for Hartt Chorus Ensemble Reading Session at The Hartt School

Dreaming (2011)
for Cello and Piano
Premiered on May 2011 for Freshmen Composers’ Concert at The Hartt School

Under the Moonlight of December (2010)
for Violin, Cello, Double Bass and Piano
Premiered on December 2010 for Freshmen Composers’ Concert at The Hartt School

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