Casual lessons only.
Catherine Clarnette holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Music from Edith Cowan University (Perth, Western Australia). Graduating in 2012, she completed her principal performance studies in jazz voice at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Catherine is indebted to her parents and teachers, as much of her love for music flourished through the many opportunities afforded to her throughout her school years. She has sung in the Gondwana Chorale, Australia’s national youth choir, been the vocalist of the Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra Swing Band, and played viola in the Western Australian Youth Orchestra, touring with them to Asia in 2009.
Catherine has been fortunate to study under the wonderful tutelage of some of Australia’s best musical educators, and perform on international stages. As a vocalist and bandleader, performance highlights include shows at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Euro Disney in Paris and Fringe World Festival in Perth. As a composer, she regularly collaborates with Western Australian Youth Orchestras’ Collegium String Orchestra, and the ensemble has commissioned four works from her since 2010.
Catherine is passionate about music education and working with young musicians, as well as maintaining a regular performing and recording schedule. She has released two studio albums, and is currently pursuing a Master of Educational Leadership at the University of Western Australia.