Kathy is a classically trained performing artist. She studied singing at Stellenbosch University, was selected to train at Julliard School of Music, and continued to receive voice coaching in the studios of master opera artists in Austria and Germany. She has competed internationally and performed professionally in Europe as a solo artist and in professional choruses on opera stages. In South Africa, performances of her work as soloist in oratorio and opera were broadcast nationally on radio and television.
Alongside her performing career, Kathy has a wealth of experience teaching singing and theater to children of all ages and from culturally diverse backgrounds. Besides running her own private voice coaching studio she gained experience at the International German School of South Africa as founder and director of their choirs and was appointed drama teacher. At the International Helen O'Grady Drama Academy she directed student productions and instructed stage acting. In Canada Kathy directed the early childhood music program at Youth Singers of Calgary and led the choirs at Calgary Classical Schole. Kathy's mission is to kindle in children self confidence for the stage and a love for expression in performing arts.
Sarah has been playing music since the age of five. Recently, she successfully completed her RCM 8 piano exam and is currently working towards the completion of her RCM 8 cello exam. Sarah has been actively participating in several musical activities, including the Wild Rose Youth Strings program and Highwood Lions Music Festival. Sarah finds joy and satisfaction when sharing her passion for music with others and loves inspiring others to pursue their musical interests.
Katrina is very excited to be teaching at Music Central this year! She has had lots of musical experience, such as musical theatre, vocal ensembles, band, and many years of piano. She is a devoted teacher who is kind, patient and encourages learning and growth.