Flute, Keyboard, Music Theory, Organ, Piano, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
Cathy Price: Flute and Piano
-Has owned and operated Price Music Studio specializing in children’s music instruction since 1974
- Offers superior piano and flute instruction with personal and individualized approach utilizing sound music pedagogy techniques
- Co-founded Vandalia Youth Theatre Company
- Received scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy
- Holds memberships in Music Teachers National Association and National Association for Music Therapy
- Principal flutist with Rapid City Symphony Orchestra and Orange County Symphonic Orchestra
- Directed Teaching Young Singers for Kettering Children’s Choir
- Accompanied and directed numerous musical theatre productions for Vandalia Youth Theatre Company and area schools
My Musical Education Background
Cathy holds a Bachelor in Music Education in Music Therapy and a Master in Music from The University of Kansas. She also earned a Master in Educational Leadership from Antioch University--McGregor and holds a State of Ohio secondary certificate in math education.
Cathy has studied piano with Dr. Gary Roller and Robert Hoffman and flute with Darlene Dugan, Frank Bowen, and Dr. Gary Garner and attends symposiums regularly featuring nationally and internationally known professionals. She has almost 40 years of professional experience as a performer, free lance musician, church organist, solo and ensemble adjudicator, and music educator. She is experienced in teaching beginning flutists and pianists as well as advanced high school and college students preparing for a career as a professional musician. Cathy is well versed with the music repertoire and is noted for creating lesson curricula designed to meet an individual student’s needs.
Genres and Subjects Taught
I feel it is critical that students--especially youth--are exposed to all genres of music. Recognizing that all genres evolve from basic music fundamentals, it is imperative that students develop a sound foundation from which they can explore other types of music.
Please inquire about our studio policy and initial interview process.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Ages 6 and older for piano and ages 10 and older for voice.
My Certifications and Awards
Cathy Price: Piano and Flute instruction
-Holds Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Antioch University
-Holds Bachelors Degree of Music Education in Music Therapy
-Holds Masters Degree in Music from Kansas University
-Holds State of Ohio teaching certificate in secondary math education
My Musical Influences
I have been fortunate to have studied with highly qualified and notable instructors who have served as mentors for me in my teaching career. I have experienced firsthand the discipline and enrichment that accompany participation in music ensembles and comprehensive music lessons.
Four years ago, I was given Angelé’s name as a potential private voice and drama instructor for my daughter. My husband and I contacted Angelé and we were very impressed with her qualifications including her vocal music degree and ample theatre experience. Equally important to us were her unbridled enthusiasm, her passion for music as well as theatre, and her winning personality. Our daughter began weekly voice lessons with Angelé in the fall of 2007 and continued until her high school graduation and final high school production July 2011. Professionally, Angelé has been an excellent teacher. Our daughter has made remarkable progress under Angelé’s instruction. Angelé developed her from a shy girl who loved music but had trouble singing in tune to a confident solo vocal performer, singing an Italian Aria in the Ohio Music Educator’s Association High School competition and earning a superior rating for the last 2 years. These competitions are held on Saturday mornings, and Angelé met my daughter there on her own time, listened to her sing, and waited anxiously with her for the judge’s results. Her Senior year,when my daughter had her first solo in a musical theatre production, Angelé was in the front row cheering her amazing performance. Personally, over those four years Angelé has become a friend to my daughter and our family. She has been a confidence-builder for my daughter, a positive role model, a source of support before auditions, and a cheerleader before, during, and after every performance. Angelé has taught my daughter to sing and coached her in acting, and along the way she has taught my daughter to believe in herself. We are so grateful for the part Angelé has played in our daughter’s life. I would highly recommend Angelé for a vocal coach. As I did, you will find her to be talented, trustworthy, and dependable. You will find her to be enthusiastic and energetic. She exceeded my expectations in every way, and I feel certain she will exceed your expectations as well.