“"...an extremely exceptional musician...excellent rapport with her colleagues and students."”
— Kahlid W., Multiple Grammy-nominated Jazz Producer/Writer/Artist/Educator
“"I really am so grateful I had you as my teacher. Not only have I grown as a singer and performer, but also as a person." ”
— Ryan R., American Idol Finalist
“The level of excellence you establish for voice performance on your compact disc release is unheralded, and seldom heard in most commercial, well known, top selling artists...I am in total awe of your musical talent and I have no doubt that in due time you shall become a universal musical force of significant historical contributions. ”
— Al R., Vocal Student & Fan
“"Words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation for the outstanding work done...thank you for your genuine commitment and musical wisdom." ”
— George & Aura A.
“Katherine is truly the best voice teacher I have ever had. ”
— Kimona R., pro jazz vocalist & FAME school grad, NYC
“...the best piano teacher ever”
— --Jessica W.
“"...a musical genius."”
— Dr. Marvin P.
SHARING HER LEGACY - 135 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE
Billboard-charting, internationally acclaimed and eight-time Global Music Award winner Katherine Farnham is a precocious and passionate artist and educator. In addition to a busy artistic career, she has taught all levels of Piano and Voice.
Katherine’s artistic and pedagogical heritage dates directly back to historical concert pianist and composer Franz Liszt. Katherine’s mother was a concert pianist and Director of the New England Conservatory’s Wellesley Branch. Katherine studied piano with her mother for a decade. Her mother studied with European concert artist Madame Karin Dayas who studied with her parents. Dayas’ parents studied with Liszt. Katherine’s father was a musician/arranger/scholar who toured as first trombonist with The Boston Pops.
Her motto is “It’s not just a lesson, it’s a legacy.”
She has recorded and performed worldwide and on stages with Latin jazz greats Celia Cruz and Tito Puente Jr. She was recognized by the Mayor of Miami-Dade County for her contributions to music and ethnic unity.
She has taught as Adjunct University Faculty, privately, online and at fine music/arts schools throughout the nation. Her students have won scholarships, competitions, and awards and come from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
Katherine gave her first performance as leading lady in a school play at age five. A few months later she performed her first jazz vocal solo. She became a professional singer/pianist at fourteen, also winning scholarships to Tanglewood and conservatory. After studying with Leon Fleischer, Gilbert Kallish and others, she earned her BM Degree Summa Cum Laude from Boston’s acclaimed Berklee College of Music and her MM from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. In addition to doing post graduate work, she holds several certifications, including an Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell University.
Katherine has been a Guest Lecturer and Performer for the National Federation of Music Clubs and also served as Adjudicator for their Festival (Piano Solo Category). Additional adjudications include the ARTS Recognition & Talent Search and Los Angeles Music Center’s Annual Spotlight Awards where she served for two consecutive years as Celebrity Voice Adjudicator.
Katherine’s grandfather was also a musician and she is passionate about sharing her three generations of excellence plus her pedagogical legacy and love for the arts. She utilizes a comprehensive, tested curriculum as well as originally designed exercises to ensure her students receive the finest in musical and arts education. Lastly, she has written three educational ebooks she shares with students.
Katherine is available for Lectures, Master Classes, Clinics and Workshops worldwide. For more info, availability or to schedule an Online or In Person Trial Lesson please email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact Form below on this page.
To continue her support of the arts, Trial Lessons are still free for students who commit to study.
(c) 2021 Katherine Farnham
PLEASE CONTACT FOR RATES. FREE Trial Lesson and Ebook with sign-up. Online lessons via Zoom or Skype. Requires webcam and Internet connection. Includes 'The Vocal Mentor' Ebook recently endorsed by an important college/music department and contemporary vocal program. Ages 12 to Adults; All Levels.
In the book, Katherine shares her experience as a Billboard-charting, multiple award-winning singer as well as the force behind the growth and success of many accomplished students in several genres. She describes her approach in a simple and down-to earth manner full of humor and tested information.
For more info, email email@example.com or send a message via this site. Accepts Paypal, cash, check, money order. Ebook (c) 2017-2021 Katherine Farnham; 109 pages, PDF Format.)
PLEASE CONTACT FOR CURRENT RATES. GREAT VALUE! Also includes FREE Trial Lesson & Ebook. Online or In Person workshop via Zoom or Skype. Requires webcam, Internet connection. This power-packed online workshop is a fun and thorough way to address multiple aspects about singing in a comfortable environment. Runs 2 to 2 1/2 hours, with a short break. Technique and repertoire as well as style and student questions. Can be combined with private lessons for maximum benefits. For more info, please send a message via the Contact Form at the bottom of this page. Accepts Paypal, cash, check or money order.