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Kathie C.,


Katie C. is an accomplished and passionate cellist and educator based in Brooklyn,
Broadway World’s Evann Normandin calls her “an exquisite player in every sense” and her playing, called “heavenly” by Joel Markowitz of DC Metro Theater Arts. She plays on various television shows and at many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kimmel Center, Kennedy Center and Strathmore, including numerous musical theater pits throughout the east coast . She works various singers / Songwriters/performers, including Evanescence, Lindsey Stirling, Brian Falduto and Victoria Vox. She is known for her improvising , extensive recording and performance experience, winning Washington Area Music Award in 2011, for Vox/Ukulele/Cello.

She graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with undergraduate degree in cello performance and a master’s in cello performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Since graduating with my Masters in Cello Performance in 2005 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, She has been consistently teaching. Most of her teaching for the past 14 years has been going to students’ homes. She also encourage the students to participate in yearly recitals and local community engagements throughout the year. This way the students are sharing their gifts and hard work with the community that supports them.
She is also proud of my work with the DC Youth Symphony Orchestra Program. Her work with the DCYOP, an El-Sistema inspired program, involves teaching the basics of playing the violin, viola, cello and music theory, adjudicating students’ progress, leading sectionals and full rehearsals in various DC schools, some from the most underserved communities. Highlights are having all the different schools come together for a large performance at the Kennedy Center and the students performances with Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell and Esperanza Spalding. She has also facilitated many youth orchestra performances and summer camps as string teaching artist showcasing that she can motivate the students to a high quality performance regardless of the amount of time. She also has been ask to give master classes and have been involved with many after school and summer music programs.

Katie teaches private Cello Lessons, Violin Lessons.