Mrs. Catharine A. Regis-Green
Violin, Viola, Cello, Suzuki in the Schools Teacher
Hello! My name is Mrs. Catharine Regis-Green. In 2010, I retired from a fascinating twenty-nine years of teaching string music to children in grades K-8 in the public schools. In 2010-2012, I continued my adventure, based at the Catholic Academy of the Holy Family in Jamestown, where I taught private Suzuki violin lessons to students as young as age three and as old as age eighty-eight. My students hailed from the CAHF as well as other area school districts. With the sad closing of Holy Family School, I shifted my studio to nearby Christ First United Methodist Church. After taking Mark O’Connor’s teacher training in September 2013, I added his curriculum, enabling me to teach improvisation and practical theory in a more methodical and creative fashion. We have fun together and I learn something new every day from my students!
I am pleased to be the third generation of string teachers and violinists in my family. I have earned a Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude, from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and a Master of Music degree with Suzuki Emphasis from Ithaca College, as well as doctoral credits in music education from The University of Michigan. I perform as concertmistress of the Jamestown Area Community Orchestra and the Living Christmas Tree Orchestra as well as in the Jamestown String Quartet. While singing in the Chautauqua Institution Choir, I met my husband. We enjoy singing in our church choir, walking, reading and traveling.
A lover of language learning, I have traveled to thirteen countries, beginning after high school with an AFS year in France. The summers of 1998, 1999 and 2009, I traveled to Beijing to teach conversational English to Chinese teachers of English. In the summer of 2011, my husband and I returned to visit the students, who were scattered throughout China. I am proud to be a breast cancer survivor/thriver since 2007. From elementary school, I knew that I wanted to become a string teacher and I view music education as a mission. I encourage people to find their passion and have faith, focus and follow-through toward their goals. Please contact me if you would like me to join your family in this exciting quest!