A third generation musician, Katherine has shared her world-class artistic lineage with many accomplished and award-winning students. She studied with several classical and jazz legends including Leon Fleischer as well as both her parents. At age five she began performing as leading lady in a school play. Later that year, she sang her first jazz vocal solo. She became a professional singer/pianist at fourteen. After conservatory study at Tanglewood and conservatory, she earned her BM degree Summa Cum Laude from Boston’s acclaimed Berklee College of Music, her MM from University of Miami Frost School of Music and an Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell. She has also done post-graduate work.
Katherine's mother was a concert pianist, composer and educator and former Director of New England Conservatory’s Wellesley Branch. Under Mrs. Farnham’s care a small music school begun in the basement of of a Unitarian Church quadrupled in size. The Preparatory Branch became one of the finest in the nation, teaching vocal and instrumental curriculum to young students. Mrs. Farnham was also a vocal coach for The Sante Fe Opera Company working with the world’s top singers as well as classical legends Igor Stravinsky and Paul Hindemith. She studied with European concert artist Madame Karin Dayas. Madame studied with her parents who studied with the legendary composer/pianist Franz Liszt. Katherine’s father was a trombonist, scholar, arranger, conductor and educator. He toured as first trombonist with renowned conductor Arthur Fielder and The Boston Pops.
Encouraged by this heritage, Katherine began teaching piano and voice at eighteen, blending Old School and New School approaches. She is a Global Music Award Medalist, Billboard-charting singer/songwriter/pianist/producer leading sessions with legendary Grammy winner Kirk Whalum, Latin Grammy winner Nestor Torres and Grammy nominees Mindi Abair and Denny Jiosa. (For Artist Bio, click here.) She has many years of experience educating students in over 25+ musical genres in schools all over the nation. She has taught as Adjunct Faculty (Jazz & Broadway Voice) at universities and has been invited to teach related subjects at several more. Her articles on singing and music have been published in several magazines and she has also written several books including “The Vocal Mentor”. Adjudications include music competitions in piano and voice including two years as Celebrity Voice Judge at Los Angeles Music Center’s Annual Spotlight Awards.
She is passionate about teaching the universal language of music.
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