Originally a pianist and a music teacher, I completed my BMus (Hons) Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance (Opera) as a Soprano, at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Operatic/Classical Singing and Piano, and I also give Vocal Coaching including lyric diction and language coaching in Italian, French and German.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with a BMus (Hons) Degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance (Opera), having received scholarships from the Corporation of London, the A.G. Leventis Foundation and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
- How much do you charge?
I charge a flat fee of £60.00 per hour for singing lessons, coaching sessions and lyric diction, piano lessons and contemporary singing. There is a 24 hour cancellation policy, otherwise the full fee of the session will be payable. The same fees apply for consultation lessons. If I have to travel in order to teach, travelling costs will be charged extra.
- Where do you teach?
I teach in Pimlico (SW1 London), very close to Pimlico Underground Station on the Victoria Line. Nearby areas: Westminster, Victoria, Pimlico, Charing Cross, Mayfair, Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Baker Street, Kensington, Chelsea, Vauxhall, Earl's Court, Maida Vale, St. John's Wood, Picadilly, Notting Hill, Holland Park
- When are you available?
My timetable is flexible; please contact me to arrange a convenient time and date for a lesson.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages and levels welcome.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Operatic auditions, entry auditions for undergraduate/postgraduate/opera courses in music schools in the UK and abroad, Royal Schools of Music Examinations
- What kind of experience do you have?
I am a professional opera singer for the past seven years, having also taught singing and piano for four years , both privately and at St. George's Catholic School in London, under the leadership of Lady Mary Stubbs. I won prizes in two international singing competitions, the 'Julian Gayarre Singing Competition' in Spain and the 'Musica Sacra Singing Competition' in Italy. I perform main roles with International Opera Houses and Symphony Orchestras and I give numerous concerts worldwide , both recitals and orchestral concerts. (please refer to my website - (concealed information)
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and I am currently studying privately in London with Raymond Connell. I also work with vocal coaches like Richard Hetherington, Anthony Legge, Peter Robinson, Thomas Lausmann, Paul Wynne-Griffiths, Mark Meylan, Ron Morris and Mandy Demetriou. In previous years I studied with Janice Chapman, Lillian Watson, Nelly Miricioiu and Michel Vallat. I participated in masterclasses with Jose Cura, John Fischer, Dimitri Jurowski, Lubov Stuchevskaya and Nelly Miricioiu. As a pianist I trained with pianists Marios Papadopoulos, Nina Sereda, Caroline Palmer and Iain Burnside.
• BMus (Hons) Degree: Guildhall School of Music & Drama
• Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance (Opera) , Diploma of Licentiateship in Singing Performance: Guildhall School of Music & Drama
The distant sound of singing drifts through my window from the Portakabin in the playground where Katerina is rehearsing a group for 'SISTER ACT', which now seems to be involving huge numbers of people... Katerina is an inspiration. I remember that at her interview we were somewhat concerned when she said she had to protect her voice, but in fact she has such authority that she never even has to raise it. Children recognize real professionalism when they see it.
I've been studying with Katerina for the last eight months. In that time I have gained valuable experience so much so I have recently been granted a scholarship with Riverside Opera Company. Katerina's teaching has enabled me not only to improve the quality of my voice but also to strengthen my singing technique, and gain the confidence to move forward in my singing career. I feel privileged to be working with an amazing performer and excellent teacher.
Katerina is an excellent singing teacher and a wonderful person. She not only strengthened my technique, transforming my voice, but nurtured me, encouraging my confidence. My only regret is that due to other commitments I was only able to have lessons with her every few weeks. Katerina's patience and clear instructions helped me to develop and I came away from each lesson happily feeling as though I had made a huge achievement and step forward. I would anticipate my lessons with her with excitement.
I had struggled to find a singing teacher in London who I felt helped me progress my voice the way I needed, until I met Katerina. I think what comes across most in her lessons is how much she genuinely cares about your voice: she finds what method works for you best, and above all makes the lesson fun! She herself is a complete inspiration and my voice has progressed more in the past 6 months than it did in the 5 years prior to meeting her!
Just wanted to let you know that I'm glad I found you! In just two sessions especially after applying the tips from yesterday for this evening, I was the only soprano singing with full voice, my voice sounded so clean and strong! Really appreciate the passion you show when teaching. Thank you!!
Thank you so much for such an amazing lesson, I already feel like I have learned so much! You are definitely the right teacher for me, and if you have time in your schedule I would love to come back for regular lessons.
Thank you again, I really enjoyed myself and you are a fantastic teacher!
I had a wonderful experience this week when I attended Katerina's concert at the London Hellenic Centre... What a transformation, then, when she appeared on stage, her pale shoulders rising from the most beautiful chiffon dress..Her programme ranged from Mozart to 'My Fair Lady' and we were all held spellbound by that exquisite soprano voice. I wonder if the children know quite what a privilege it is to be taught by Katerina. I have a feeling they do.
THANK YOU for everything you've taught me and you still do!!! You taught me things that really helped me improve, and that is because you cared for me from the first moment you heard my voice!!
YOU ARE A WONDERFUL TEACHER, with incredible talent in teaching and in the virtuosity of the voice!!! But above all, you are a wonderful person!!!! Perhaps the most important quality in a teacher!!!
Katerina has been a wonderful and dedicated teacher who not only helped me to improve my piano playing and to pass my Grade 8, but also gave me indispensable guidance and advice on how to tackle aural tests. Her experience as a performer has played a huge part in showing me how to increase the depth of emotion conveyed in my piano playing as well as covering all technical aspects of a piece of music.
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