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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 15 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.
For more information, visit www.katrinavanmaanen.com.
William Fishwick is a tenor, pianist, cellist, and guitarist in the Metro Detroit area. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan, having studied under Dr. Scott Piper and George Shirley. Will has taught privately for five years. This past summer, he served as music director at Cranbrook Theater School. Performance credits include: Aufidio (Lucio Silla, cover) in Chicago Summer Opera’s production of Lucio Silla, Ernesto in the University of Michigan’s production of Don Pasquale, Tamino in Prague Summer Night’s production of Die Zauberflöte, and has received much critical acclaim and awards for his singing, including first prize in the S. Livingston Mather competition in Cleveland, Ohio. Will has recently appeared with Audivi for their “Path of Miracles” concerts and for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Currently, he serves on staff at Detroit’s Cathedral Church of St. Paul. Check out @wickmusic wherever you stream music!
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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