Dear Students, I have a Master’s degree in music education and 30 years of teaching experience that has given me the skills of understanding each student’s comprehension and teaching effectively. I have over the years created many methods of learning scales, theory, chord progressions, sight reading and playing by ear that will improve on your skills quickly. I believe in learning fundamentals with correctness and approaching music studies from all angles. If you are compassionate about learning, practice will be easy, and the results will surprise you if you stick with it! I teach students of all ages (including adults) private lessons and Jazz combos. Throughout my time in Palm Desert, CA I was teaching piano and saxophone for the Jazz department at the College of the Desert. I also have extensive experience from teaching classical and commercial music.                                                                     I charge a low fee of $30/half hour, $55/hour.  Please feel free to contact me for an appointment!   Looking forward to helping your progress in Music!                     Catarina  ”