I am so lucky to have had Catherine as a voice teacher. She helps each of her students set out on the path of their unique vocal potential, always being sure to stay within the lines of natural, healthy singing. I always found it fascinating to see, from month to month, how each of her students improved immensely under her teaching. In addition to building her students' technical abilities, Catherine establishes the firm foundations of well-rounded singers by focusing on all the aspects of a great performance, including technique, appearance, and emotional involvement. In studying with Catherine, I began to understand that performing isn't just about singing notes on a page - it's about using the music to communicate with an audience. Catherine has been an incredible person in my life as a singer, and I am so grateful to her for her patience, kindness, and encouragement.