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Catherine LeGrand has been a tremendous influence on my playing and teaching. She possesses a unique ability to quickly identify obstacles preventing a player's growth and address the root of the problem. This ability is not limited to the physical aspects of performing, but also musical and emotional roadblocks that may be holding a player back. She is captivating not only in private lessons, but also in the masterclass setting where she is able to engage both the performer and audience with her teaching. She is able to easily adjust her teaching style to fit the needs of all levels of player, from the beginner to the established professional.
-- Linda Nielsen Korducki
Faculty, Cardinal Stritch University
Principal Flute, Fox Valley Symphony

Catherine LeGrand's teaching is intuitive, innovative, intelligent, sprinkled with kindness and humor. She always offers unique and invaluable insights into the whole musician that you are! ~ Jennifer Keeney,
Creative Flutist Studio,
Houston, TX

 

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A Note From Catherine LeGrand

About my teachingÖ

I cultivate an energetic, enthusiastic, encouraging learning environment, a safe place where both colleagues and students can come for inspiration and advice, expanding their awareness, opening themselves to new possibilities, and discovering new ease and enjoyment in their musical and non-musical endeavors.

I believe in teaching the whole person, addressing individual fears and problem areas while building on strengths. I teach the efficient use of breath, tongue, and body position to promote increased enjoyment, comfort, and musical expression in performance. My approach is highly individualized, encouraging development of creative thinking and self-expression in each student, with emphasis on self-exploration and humor.

I am grateful to my many mentors: my teachers and colleagues who have directly influenced me with their clear intentions and words, shared knowledge and wisdom, encouragement and creativity; those who have unknowingly inspired me with their music, ideas, and performances; and, my students, whose loyalty and courage create expansion and possibility.
--Catherine

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I have studied with Catherine and watched her teach for more than ten years. I never cease to be amazed by her approach to teaching fundamental concepts of flute playing and musicianship. She routinely finds innovative and highly effective ways to teach the same concepts. The most joyous part is that her students are able carry out their intentions in the music. As a musician that was not always able to do this, I find studying with Ms. LeGrand very exciting.

Regardless of the level of the student - a young beginner, an adult amateur, a college student, or a seasoned professional - she is able to help them sound better, feel more comfortable physically, and gain confidence both in playing and in life. Catherine is always able to describe the big picture of the task at hand and then lead the student to improve their approach to playing. Student's leave lessons with new tools to use for practice and physical concepts to integrate.

--John Markert
Pasadena ISD, TX

Over the years, Ms. LeGrandís students and former students have achieved many national honors including: winner, Flute Talk Competition; finalist, Myrna Brown Competition; finalists, National Flute Association High School Soloists Competition; winners, National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir Competition; winners, National Flute Association High School Flute Choir Competition; performers, National Flute Association Masterclasses; finalists, Kingsville Young Artist Competition; winner, Frank Bowen Competition.

Currently Adjunct Professor of Flute at Campbell University, Ms. LeGrandís previous teaching contributions include Flute Instructor and Flute Choir Director at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Flute Consultant at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, and Instructor of Flute at San Jacinto College.

A native of West Virginia, she received her B.M. and M.M. from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music with additional studies at Temple University in Philadelphia. Teachers include Keith Underwood, Paige Brook, Loren Lind, Kyril Magg, Jack Wellbaum and Robert Cavally.
 

Catherine LeGrand is an inspirational teacher and musician with a natural ability to identify the individual needs of each flute player. I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to study with Catherine LeGrand during the crucial years of development at the Performing Arts High School that I attended. She taught me how to practice in a detailed and efficient way and she gave me a strong foundation in every aspect of flute playing. She was undoubtedly my driving force and my main motivation to pursue a career in music.

Catherine instills confidence in her students through encouragement, motivation and inspiration in lessons. I was enthusiastic in my practice because I left each lesson inspired to explore the ideas that were discussed in the lesson. Catherine is extremely dedicated and committed to her students. She devoted many extra hours outside of lessons, such as when I was making recordings for competitions and in helping me prepare for college auditions. I constantly see the influence of Catherine LeGrand, both in my playing and teaching style. I was fortunate enough to have a teacher like Catherine LeGrand and I feel a responsibility to pass on the knowledge that I was given from such an extraordinary teacher.


Sabrina Hu
Teaching Assistant/Doctoral Candidate, Michigan State University
M.M., Royal Northern College of Music, England
B.M. Mannes College of Music, student of Keith Underwood
 

 

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