"...an extremely exceptional musician...excellent rapport with her colleagues and students."”

— Kahlid W., Multiple Grammy-nominated 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

Katherine is truly the best voice teacher I have ever had. ”

— Kimona R., pro jazz vocalist & FAME school grad, NYC

"Words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation for the outstanding work done...thank you for your genuine commitment and musical wisdom." ​”

— George & Aura A.

A third generation musician, Katherine shares a unique artistic heritage with students. She studied privately with her parents as well as other world-class teachers in piano, voice, flute, and dance. At age five she sang her first jazz vocal solo. She went pro at fourteen and a year later was one of only thirty-two pianists worldwide accepted on scholarship to Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute. There she took master classes with renowned concert pianists Leon Fleischer and Gilbert Kallish. After conservatory study she earned her BM degree Summa Cum Laude from Boston’s acclaimed Berklee College of Music and her MM from University of Miami Frost School of Music. 

Katherine’s parents shared a vision of music as an individual philosophy. Her mother was a concert pianist, composer and educator. She served as 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 Franz Liszt, virtuoso pianist, composer and inventor of the piano recital. 

Katherine’s father was a trombonist, scholar, arranger, conductor and educator. He played with the US Army Band, took a master class with jazz legend Duke Ellington and toured as first trombonist with renowned conductor Arthur Fielder and The Boston Pops. He also toured with The Baltimore Symphony and taught music for over twenty years at the university level. 

Buoyed by her artistic 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. Ages taught include preschool, Montessori to magnet and university level. She has taught as Adjunct Voice Faculty at two 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” (Editor: Betty Farnham). Adjudications include music competitions in piano and voice including two years as Celebrity Voice Judge at Los Angeles Music Center’s Annual Spotlight Awards. Affiliations include MTNA, NFMC and others. 

She enjoys sharing her passion for the universal language of music. She now teaches primarily at the university level with selective private students. Advanced students must audition. Curriculum Vitae and a list of Student Successes is available upon request. For info, please use the email below. 

 

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STUDY WITH KAT:

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Online Lesson & "The Vocal Mentor" Ebook

Online Lesson & "The Vocal Mentor" Ebook

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FREE Trial Lesson and Ebook with sign-up (Lesson Block or Workshop). 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, Kool Kat shares her experience as a world-class singer as well as the force behind the growth and success of many accomplished students in several genres. Including "The Singing Meditation", and "The Box", she describes her approach in a simple and down-to earth manner full of humor and tested information. For more info, email lessonsbykatherine@gmail.com. Paypal, cash, check, money order. 10% discount, FL students.

Ebook (c) 2017 Katherine Farnham; 109 pages, PDF Format.

Online Vocal Workshop: Ages 12 to Adult

Online Vocal Workshop: Ages 12 to Adult

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Includes FREE Trial Lesson & Ebook. 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 are addressed as well as style and student questions. Can be combined with private lessons for maximum benefits. For more info, email voiceinsideproductions@gmail.com. Paypal, cash, check or money order. 10% discount, FL.

"Music as Life Tool" Online Workshop

"Music as Life Tool" Online Workshop

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All Levels. Voice, Instrument or Percussion. Requires webcam and internet connection. Would you like to experience growth in one or more areas of your life? Do you like music? No matter your level of experience, this workshop teaches you the elements of music and how being aware of them can tap you into a universal flow of energy. A percentage of proceeds goes to support Music for Peace International. Includes workbook.
4 Sessions: $240.00 8 Sessions: $460.00 For more info, email music4peaceintl@gmail.com.

How Music Heals & Brings Relief 

by Katherine ‘KOOL KAT’ Farnham 

 

Aug. 29th, 2017 - Many people are concerned about the flooding taking place now in Texas. My heart goes out to those who are in need at this time. Although many Americans living in other areas are probably very busy, with too many responsibilities on their plate already (isn’t this something most of us can relate to), it is good to lend a hand whenever possible. Especially in this age of technology, we can connect and help others more easily than in the past. Moreover…

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The Element of Harmony: How It Relates to Peace 

If you know anything at all about music, even from an occasional “I listen to Pandora” perspective then you know that music has several inherent elements. These range from rhythm to melody and harmony and more. The way the basic elements are constructed within a piece of music affects how it comes across to the listener. 

Perhaps even more importantly however, the elements of music are already present in nature. Many great philosophers and artists believed that it was music - rather than any religious…

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Music for Peace: Expanding Tolerance & Understanding 

by Katherine 'KOOL KAT' Farnham 
 

Hello everybody! Here are some thoughts about music and life that I hope may help you and give you food for thought (chocolate cheesecake in particular!). 

We now live in a global community and the Internet has dramatically shifted the way people communicate with each other on a day to day basis. Every culture has beautiful and unique things to offer. Every culture also has a unique way of living and looking at the world. We now have so much opportunity to learn about…

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Having A Mentor 


by Katherine 'KOOL KAT' Farnham

 

Hi there!

 

This blog post addresses an important issue: having a mentor. Having an artist mentor is something that has occurred for hundreds of years. A lot of people use the word “teacher” but I think that mentor is in many cases a more accurate word. There are a lot of confusions about this issue. I hope this post will clarify some misconceptions.

 

I was blessed to be born into a family of professional musicians and educators. I understand what it means to have a…

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ABOUT THE SINGLE: COURAGE & LEAKING SHOES 

The Kool Kat’s stunning single “My Shoes Are Leaking” is a moving story of a man and a woman separated by military deployment. Effortlessly merging classic and contemporary musical influences and Kat's world-class voice, it’s not just a song - it’s a Veterans Tribute. Thumbs up to the courageous men and women who have served and the loved ones and friends that have been affected by their sacrifice. 



(c) 2015 Katherine Farnham

 

Kat Becomes ASPCA Guardian 


Above Photo: Kat & Her Shelter Rescue

The Kool Kat loves all our furry friends! "So excited to make a small commitment to help
protect and support those creatures that give so much love to us."
www.aspca.org  xoxo

Kat Sends A Warm Holiday Greeting 

"From my heart I send you the hope and love of this cherished season. Wishing
fans and friends a Merry Christmas and an Awesome 2014!!!"

Katherine Supports Syrian Refugees 

 "There are still unanswered questions in regards to the recent attacks in Syria and what happens now. What we do know is that many people, including women and children are suffering acutely. I support 'Doctors Without Borders' providing medical relief during this heartwrenching time."  www.doctorswithoutborders.org

 

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