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Katrina is a coloratura soprano based in metro Detroit. In addition to her performance schedule, Katrina is passionate about teaching music to students of all ages and backgrounds. 

Katrina has been teaching music for over 10 years. She founded Van Maanen Studios in 2015 when she relocated back to the metro Detroit area.

As an active performer, Katrina is tuned in to the vibrant musical scene in metro Detroit. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Michigan School Vocal Music Association, and has taught at institutions such as Cranbrook, Wayne State University, and is currently on the voice faculty at Oakland University’s School of Music, Theater, and Dance. She also leads the Youth Choir at Christ Church Detroit.

Katrina holds a Masters of Music in vocal performance from University of Houston and a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Western Michigan University

For more information, visit www.katrinavanmaanen.com.

Megan Carnevale is a general music, ukulele, guitar, and songwriting teacher based out of the greater Detroit (MI) area. Megan is a frequent presenter, and has been featured as ukulele specialist at the Memphis (TN) Suzuki Summer Institute in 2017 and 2019, and a presenter at the 2014, 2015, 2020, and 2021 Michigan Music Conferences, the 2014 NAfME Collegiate Conference at Michigan State University, the 2019 and 2020 Rise Up! Symposium for the Detroit Public Schools, and the 2022 Tennessee Music Educator’s Conference. In addition to her work with vernacular musicianship, Megan is also a strong supporter of local classical music. Megan is a former board member at the Memphis Beethoven Club, and has several years of experience singing and soloing with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

Megan currently sings with several community choral organizations in the Detroit area. Megan is a GIML-trained Music Learning Theory practitioner with experience teaching of all ages. Megan holds a Bachelor’s (2013) and Master’s (2021) of Music from Michigan State University. (Go Green!)

Maggie is a pianist based in Metro Detroit who is deeply passionate about teaching piano to students of all ages and levels. She loves curating a musical journey for children as young as three years old, to adults returning after years off or starting for the first time. For her very young students, 3-6 year olds, she uses a program that incorporates movement and songs to internalize the piano/musical concepts of each lesson. To help her students have a well rounded musical experience, Maggie incorporates music theory and music history into weekly lessons. It is important to Maggie to collaborate with her students to understand their individual interests and to help them achieve their musical goals.

 Maggie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Piano Pedagogy from Oakland University. She has been teaching piano since 2015 and currently teaches at Oakland University’s School of Music, Theater, and Dance in the Community Music program.

When she is not teaching music, Maggie is out hiking with her dog Artemis or curled up reading a book with a large cup of tea.

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