Kathrine Waters

Voice & Piano (Beginner / Intermediate)

Kathrine Waters

About Kathrine Waters

Kathrine Waters is a performing vocal teacher with extensive experience in small and group instruction in voice and piano, as well as private lessons. She has a bachelor’s degree in music education from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in music education from the Boston Conservatory. She has taught public school music at the elementary, middle school, high school and college levels. She has directed music and served as a vocal coach in musical theater productions for performers of all ages.

Her performing experience is mostly in the area of musical theater, playing leads in such shows as Hello Dolly, A Little Night Music, Guys and Dolls, and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. She has also performed as a classical soloist in oratorios and operas, such as the Faure Requiem and Amahl and the Night Visitors. She has performed with theater companies, choruses and orchestras in Indiana, Massachusetts and Germany. She is also an experienced church musician. Kathrine is a member of the American Choral Directors Association.

Vocal students of Kathrine Waters have ranged in ages from elementary school through adult, learning healthful vocal technique and music literacy in various styles and languages. Her students have gone on to study music at Ithaca College, Berklee College of Music, University of Massachusetts, University of the Pacific, Belmont University, University of Miami, Yale University and Dartmouth College. They’ve participated and in some cases led such prestigious college a cappella groups as the Yale Whiffenpoofs, the Rochester Yellow Jackets, the Hexachords of UMass Amherst, the Clemson Tigeroar and the Dartmouth Aires.

The students have found strength and confidence in their vocal abilities and music literacy. This success as music scholars has often convinced them that they could be successful in other subjects and provided them with a happy habit. They’ve been leaders in their school music programs and musical theater groups, and almost all went on to sing in college, winning scholarships as vocal majors or choir singers. The adult students study voice to get better at singing in church, community chorus or community theater. Most take lessons because singing is challenging and fun