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Singing OR Piano lessons with Catherine Carr


Catherine has worked as a Musical Director on productions in Auckland and the Manawatu for 23 years. She is a recipient of the ABRSM Diploma in Piano Performance and in her youth was a finalist in the Young Musicians Competition as well as winning many awards and scholarships including the  prestigious Manawatu Merit Art Award. 

Catherine worked at the Apollo Theatre School where she developed and taught the curriculum for musical theatre and vocals for a two year tertiary Diploma in Musical Theatre.


In 2012 Catherine was the Vocal Director and arranger on the world premiere of War of the Worlds staged as a Planetarium spectacular. She has also worked as a Vocal Coach for the soundtrack on the movie Butterfly Crush. 


In 2013 Catherine was awarded a Showdown award for Best Musical Director for her work on AIDA for St Peter’s College. 

Catherine is a sought after accompanist by both singers, instrumentalists and dance schools. She provides accompaniment for some 20 dance schools around Auckland for their ballet exams each year and also provides accompaniment for company rehearsals for international dance companies, when performing in New Zealand. A highlight was working with the Mark Morris Dance Group onstage at the Civic. 


Most recently Catherine was the Musical Director - Vocals for Mamma Mia at the Civic Theatre and was the Musical Director for the critically acclaimed Hairspray at Sky City last August. Catherine teaches Musical Theatre, theory for dancers and singing at the New Zealand School of Performing Arts. We are thrilled that Catherine is joining the Peaches & Pickles and Green Door family and can'tt wait for her to share her skills and knowledge with our students.


Check out this cool article that Cath found, giving you some inspiration to get your children into music Click here!

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