Katherine Moore - Vocal Instruction

Katherine Moore was raised in a small southern town by affectionate, Broadway-loving parents who nurtured her love for the arts. Since no one told her she couldn’t, Katherine went and got a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the small, quirky University of Montevallo, studying under Benjamin Middaugh (who also taught Tony nominee Rebecca Luker). Soon after, she earned a Master of Arts from Middle Tennessee State University.

 

Katherine has performed opera and musical theatre in the Southeast and New England, including work with Nashville Opera and New Opera and Musical Theatre Initiative (NOMTI). Her teaching experiences have been varied as well, from training classical singers at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama to instructing young musical theatre actors to sing at Riverside Theatre Works in Boston, where she also directed two youth performance troupes. 

 

With motherhood came a new professional period which has centered on young children. In The Music Class (TMC) Katherine has taught hundreds of families how to play and bond through singing and moving, helping their babies and preschoolers to acquire basic music skills. She also co-authored a curriculum (assisting TMC Director Rob Sayer) called Rhythm and Notes, designed for the widely known and respected Primrose Schools. Pre-K and kindergarten students around the country now learn to read music notation in their classrooms with this fun, interactive program.

 

Katherine is thrilled to be teaching private voice again, especially in the company of her good friend and respected colleague Adam Cole. Her philosophy can be summed up as follows: “A good voice is a free and healthy voice, whether the repertoire is Rodgers and Hammerstein or Franz Schubert. My technique is based on the fundamentals of bel canto, influenced by the teachings of pedagogue Richard Miller, and inspired through listening, listening, listening to many singers and teachers. Great singers know their craft and use their tools versatilely, bravely, and with humor. My goal is to assist the student in understanding how to manage breath, balance resonance, and use phrasing, diction, and stage presence effectively. Upon this foundation, she can learn to paint shades and swirls of style, ultimately discovering her very own voice for the story she chooses to tell.”

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