Piano Lesson

Cate has been teaching piano to children and adults alike for over 25 years. Her focus is on the enjoyment music brings.

“I always played piano – didn’t have to be told to practice. I studied with the Royal Conservatory of Toronto and was granted my ARCT in Piano Performance in 1978, the same year I graduated with a BA in Sociology.”

"Much later I returned to study jazz at Capilano University". Cate is a member of the British Columbia Registered Teachers' Association and the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers."

Currently I am teaching online through Zoom only. 

"I have found that online lessons are every bit as effective as in-person lessons, with the added bonus of not driving  your child to lessons, and enjoying the comfort of the student's own piano."

"Cate is an absolutely wonderful piano teacher! She somehow finds a magical way to engage my daughter just as effectively doing virtual lessons as she did in person previously. She is exceedingly patient, kind and encouraging which keeps my daughter keen and interested in the ongoing learning process. It’s obvious that Cate is passionate about music and teaching- even through Zoom she keeps it fun and interactive! Thanks Cate:)”



Kate Hammett-Vaughan

”Cate is a highly professional and engaging piano teacher. She has a wide range of skills and is able to work effectively with learners of all ages and skill levels. She is personable, fun to work with, and patient."

Terry Goulah

”Our son Jaret has been taking lessons with Cate for two years and is flourishing.
Cate has ignited a passion for music in him and makes the learning fun. If I had a teacher like Cate when I was young, I would be playing piano today!"

Cheryl Buchan

”I'm very grateful to Cate. teacher. I have music in my life now and that is a dream come true."

Karen McCulla

Cate has been fabulous. My daughter's first exposure to piano has been nothing but positive. According to Chase "If I could see Cate and do piano every day of the week, I would!"
Cate has been inspirational for my daughter. Her progress has been more than I could have imagined.
Cate is kind, professional, enthusiastic, talented, and a wonderful teacher.

Learn and enjoy music and piano with Cate!

Contact her now.