The Alchemy of Teaching Singing

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Currently the ONLY 1:1 Extended Experiential Learning Program for Voice Teachers Outside of Academia

Specifically for those who value mentor-guided professional development in a specific goal-oriented program.

 Start Living Your Undivided Self



For the Voice TEACHER who…

…wants to breathe new life into their creative practice, develop a unique body of work and begin to crack the code on their own visceral musical language.

…hungers for the magic of transforming their learning and consumption of pedagogical information into practical tools for 1) their own singing and 2) their groups or students, free of jargon.

…chooses to ‘up’ their functional listening and whole body perception skills— different from gathering books, lists of exercises, the micro-minutia of voice science, and bringing students to alignment and breathing.


This program lets YOU choose the topic or project you’d like to develop, test and unlock with your own visceral senses within 5 months.

This program is for experienced singers and singing teachers. You’ve earned your degree(s) & attend the workshops and webinars.

But now you’re ready to take the time to EMBODY the information you’ve received. You want to roll around in the lusciousness of it and apply it to your own singing. And you need to figure out how to make the information and exercises useful for the ages and stages of singers in your studio!

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Maybe you’re a classical singer who needs to understand what authentic “cross-over” and “hybrid” voice training feels like, sounds like and moves like and then figure out how to teach your students with age-appropriate tools.

Or you are a jazz or R &B singer, musical theater pro or folk artist who is creating voice classes to offer on tours and part of your performance packages.

Perhaps you want to understand how to work with your own singing through your middle or later years, as well as work with others in midlife and beyond. Choir directors—you may be able to get your church or choral organization to help sponsor you in this easily-paced and curated course!

Could be that you’re deep into voice science, and absolutely love it! It is your drug of choice! How do you feed your love of learning without confusing that with the simplicity and directness your students need?

Is your love of learning actually useful for your students and clients with what THEY need along their paths?


 Are you investing in Higher Education? Or Higher LEARNING? 

Unfortunately, much of the time they aren’t the same thing…

Bring what you know, down into your BODY and create practical tools for you and your students.

Let’s turn all the stuff into gold!


The Alchemy of Teaching Singing is an easily-paced, five-month program featuring 10 hours of 1:1 sessions on a vocal education project of your choice


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Doing and Being: 

Our time together also includes: 

  1. Curated articles, videos, podcasts and blog posts targeted to your project and interests.

  2. Autoethnography, a form of qualitative research where you use self-reflection and writing to explore personal experience and growth.

  3. Technical hybrid and crossover voice training integrated with whole body perception, somatic education and movement.

  4. One 1:1 session with another artist/teacher of your choice from a list of well-known pedagogues who have agreed to be a guest presenter in this program. (HOW FABULOUS IS THIS???)

  5. Pontifi-CATE-ing

    • Inspiring, thought-provoking, warm, candid, certain-to-be-irreverent “Somethin’-Somethin’s” to lovingly move you along your personal path towards integrating new perspectives.

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Currently,  the one-on-one aspects of this program are done either in person (Silver Spring, MD) or by Zoom or Facetime, or a combination of both.

You will need to arrange your schedule to allow however much time you need to work the program between sessions. Consider it part of your health and wellness routine in additional to professional development.

Before your last session, you will take “Incubation” time to allow your work to gel. This is a necessary part of living your creativity.

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Do I get a certificate when I complete this program?

You will get an “I walked my walk and talked my talk” diploma.

(Actually, the answer is No.) 


Investment: $3,500.00

(This is less than the cost of one course at many colleges and universities! --source: Business Insider)

Payment plans are available

Agreement plan to be signed by both you and me 



Let’s Alchemize!

 Apply to get started and begin your journey through The Alchemy of Teaching and Singing today.


This program spoke to the core of who I am as a person, singer, teacher and a life-long learner! Cate came recommended to me by a colleague who had earned the MM in Contemporary Music Pedagogy at Shenandoah University. My chosen project was to strengthen my skills as a crossover artist while learning ways to take what I did with my own voice, and turn them into age-appropriate ways to work with my junior high and high school students.

The way Cate wove music education history, children and teen’s vocal development, musicality, contemporary and classical pedagogy and ideas for my studio into the fabric of working with my own voice was truly a magical experience. It was seamless, organic and allowed me time to process. All curated materials spoke directly to my goals and I had a blast! Her joy bubbles over in inspirational ways.
— Laura Peacock, BM, MM; student of David Jones and Shaina Kuhn; Owner, Blue Feather Music


 I look forward to helping you discover the magic that is 

The Alchemy of Teaching Singing