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B.M. in Piano Performance, Manhattan School of Music (2000)

About Me

Katrina's musical background includes a diverse course of study with internationally renowned pianists, as well as instructors in music health and hand therapy. She began piano studies at the age of eight and not long afterwards, she won first prize in the Bartok Festival sponsored by the California Music Teacher's Association. Since then, Katrina has continued to perform in local, national and international venues including master classes, competitions, recitals and music festivals.

While at the Manhattan School of Music, Katrina studied with Mr. Jeffrey Cohen. Additionally, she studied with Teofils Bikis at the Latvian Music Academy in Riga, Latvia, Oxana Yablonskaya at Juilliard, and Mary Sauer, Principal Pianist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Katrina has performed in several international music festivals including the Puigcerda Musica Clasica International Festival in Spain, the Elan International Music Festival in Vermont, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Piano Program, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the 4th International Young Musicians Summer Festival in Latvia. Katrina is a member of the California Music Teacher's Association (MTAC) and is the Corresponding Secretary for the Orange Coast Cities Branch.

Teaching Mission Statement

My goal is to develop my students' appreciation and sensitivity to the art of classical music. Through their piano studies they will build a solid technique and learn to express themselves through music. In addition, to develop a comprehensive musical understanding and skills, supplemental areas of study will include ear training, sight reading, and music theory.

Studio Location
Newport Beach, California
(949) 903-9033