Katrina has been incredibly fortunate to grow up in a family that values the arts and music. She began playing piano at the age of 7, and oboe when she was 13. After graduating high school, she moved to Philadelphia to pursue her music studies. She holds a Bachelor of Music with a double major in oboe performance and music theory from Temple University. She has also been awarded both a Master of Music and a Performance Diploma from Boston University. While oboe is her primary instrument, she also loves playing pop and classical music on the piano. Katrina is a Canadian, who was born in the Sultanate of Oman. Throughout her travels abroad, she has learned that music is truly a unifying language that connects peoples and cultures. This sparked her interest in the relationship between language and expressivity in music. When spoken language falls short, Katrina loves to ‘sing through her instrument’, and hopes that she can enable her students to do the same.
Katrina is passionate about exploring music as a language; her interest in music theory has a profound impact on how she approaches teaching music. When one is able to understand and communicate in this language, they can develop the ability to express themselves in new, creative and exciting ways. Her desire is to equip her students with tools to understand music through incorporating theory, groupings, hidden slurs, and much more. From this understanding, her students will be able to more fully grow into emotional and personal expressivity.