My teaching leads the student in an exploration of the physical technique of music, the cognitive awareness of music, and the emotional connection to music. These three elements come together to free your unique voice.
I use a healthy and efficient approach to technique that honors every stage of development, and considers each individual's one-of-a-kind physical structure. My goal is to empower you to express yourself as the artist you are via functional physical freedom.
An artist can be effective at every stage of development, and through my teaching, I help you define your own artistry. Technical progress will free you and enable you to fully celebrate your gifts. With my guidance, you will become more aware of your habits, you will begin to hear music differently, you will increase your self-confidence, and you will further discover your inspiration and artistic talents.
Any development that makes you a better musician also makes you a better person. Your endeavors in music will enhance your life overall.
Katina Mitchell Music Studio is located in San Carlos, California, not far from the intersection of Alameda de las Pulgas and Brittan. You will receive the exact location when you schedule a lesson.
Skype lessons are offered for German diction coaching.
Please schedule a time.
When you arrive, knock at the door, and if no one answers, let yourself in and sit down to listen if another lesson is in progress.
Family members or friends are welcome to quietly observe lessons.
Students are expected to purchase their own sheet music and workbooks.
Need-based and merit-based scholarships are available for a select number of students. If circumstantial or financial hardships are preventing you from taking voice lessons, please contact me to apply for a scholarship.
I have one dog.
I use VenMo, which is free for you and for me. Cash and checks are also accepted.
Credit cards are not accepted. Please do not post-date checks. Returned checks must be reimbursed with an added fee. If more than two checks are returned then only cash will be accepted. Please discuss unusual circumstances and special needs with me.
It is your responsibility to reschedule any missed lessons, and if I need to reschedule any lessons, I will contact you at least 24 hours in advance. Payment is due at the beginning of the lesson.
PUNCTUALITY AND CANCELLATION
Choose a lesson time you know you can make. We both set aside time for lessons so that you will grow consistently. If you must miss a lesson, notify me as soon as possible.
If you miss a lesson without a minimum of 24 hours notice, you are expected to pay for that lesson before receiving any other lessons.
Please arrive on time. If you are late, expect your lesson to end on time. If I am running late, you will still receive your full lesson time. Please allow for slight time flexibility.
I expect you to practice at home so that you will grow as much as possible during our mentorship. Music requires quality repetition: efficient, calm, clear, correct practice is more important than practicing for long periods of time. Students are strongly encouraged to practice daily.