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5 Guitar Basics You Should Know

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1 per session Virtual OK

FREE Class: 5 Guitar Basics You Should Know

LIVE on Sunday July 11th at 5pm MDT - Recording made available after!

New to guitar or self-taught? There’s a few of the things that would have helped me SO MUCH when I first started that I’ll talk about today:

1. Wrist Positions
2. RELAX!
3. Distributed Practice
4. Common Mind Set Hangups
5. Caring for Your Instrument

I’ll also make time for questions at the end!

Who am I?

I am Ms. Catherine!

I’ve been teaching music since 2008 and dance since 2018, and have worked with students of almost all ages & skill levels. Watching my students blossom is one of the ultimate joys in my life!

It’s my mission to spread the empowerment, exhilaration, healing, and enhanced quality of life people can experience from learning creative arts such as music and dance.

My belief is that genuine, inspired expression encourages people to become more in tune with their emotional selves, leading to deeper insights, a sense of fulfilment and expansion, and ultimately healthier and more connected communities.

Training & Qualifications


Meet Ms. Catherine
Owner/Lead Educator of Flourish Music and Creative Arts

Ms. Catherine is a signed professional Canadian musician, audio-engineer, artist, dancer, and author who has released a wide variety of work to international acclaim. She started playing piano at 8 years old and instantly started writing her own songs. She has an ingenuitive approach to her own artistic works as well as her teaching style, culminating in the development of the Flourish Method™ for creative arts education. Her book, The Flourish Method for Beginner Guitar, introduces her unique approach to music instruction and is due to hit the shelves in the summer of 2021.

Catherine has been teaching music since 2008 and dance since 2018, and has worked with students of almost all ages (currently ages 4-67!), and all skill levels. Watching her students blossom into their inspiration is one of the ultimate joys in her life. Catherine believes it is her mission to spread the empowerment, exhilaration, healing, and enhanced quality of life students can experience learning creative arts such as music and dance. Catherine’s belief is that genuine, inspired expression encourages people to become more in tune with their emotional selves, leading to deeper insights, a sense of fulfilment and expansion, and ultimately healthier and more connected communities.

Catherine obtained a degree in counselling women in 2019 and later graduated summa cum laude at Athabasca University with a B.A. in Psychology, taking particular interest in biological aspects of learning and health, nutrition, women’s issues, spirituality, and ecopsychology. Along with regular studies in the creative arts and self-development, she is currently studying more esoteric concepts including meditation, positive psychology, and shamanism. She is dedicated to her continuous education through reading, listening to podcasts, and attending workshops and summits. Additionally, she will begin working towards a degree in sound therapy in mid 2021.

Catherine has overcome many difficulties in her career, such as escape from poverty, sexism in the music industry, and chronic health problems. Catherine began showing symptoms of fibromyalgia at age 18, but with the help of professionals and instructors has developed detailed and nuanced approaches to technique, practice regimens, life management, and injury rehabilitation that are necessary for her to work around her restrictions - all of which can now be of benefit to her students.

Through her experience and education, Catherine has developed a comprehensive and holistic approach to teaching known as the Flourish Method™. This special approach focuses on creativity, emotionality, body awareness, and improvisation, with the ultimate goal of high levels of skill, self-confidence and creative artistic expression. She currently offers private instruction, workshops for both students and teachers, and her first guitar method book will be available in 2021.

Catherine currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her cat, many plants, mountains of music equipment, lots of glittery clothes, and her long-time partner and bandmate Brennan.

More info can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/flourishmusicandcreativearts

Availability & Preferences


Ask me!

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Catherine


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Mar 07, 2022
Very nice and patient
CJ received session of Beginner Belly Dance Session from Catherine
Jul 02, 2021
Catherine was the BEST teacher. She taught me so much in our first lesson. I would recommend her strongly to anyone!
Garland provided hour of 1 HR of Content Marketing Training for Catherine
Nov 16, 2020
Brilliant lady and amazing to work with!
Adam received unit of 30 Minute Voice Lesson from Catherine
Nov 14, 2020
Awesome as always!
Jason provided unit of Back pain help for Catherine
Nov 10, 2020
Too much good stuff! Can't wait to hear about your journey!
Brandon received Help with Subscribers wanted!!! from Catherine
Nov 08, 2020
Catherine is a quick responder and completed our deal in a timely manner. I like her style and she is easy going. I definitely recommend her and look ...forward to future dealings :)show more
Jason provided unit of Back pain help for Catherine
Nov 03, 2020
I loved all the epiphanies and aha moments! Super excited to see Catherine's progress in a few weeks :)
Brooke received unit of 30 Minute Voice Lesson from Catherine
Nov 02, 2020
Very helpful and kind, I learned a lot and was given exercises to help my singing voice become better trained!
Diane received unit of 30 Minute Voice Lesson from Catherine
Nov 01, 2020
Catherine is such a bright star as a teacher and musician. As a professional singing instructor, she gave me both genuine encouragement and practical ...exercises to help me improve. I also loved reading her inspiring blog posts on her website, The Guitar Witch. Her understanding of how to tap into human creativity is incredible!show more
Jason provided unit of Back pain help for Catherine
Oct 27, 2020
More great progress!


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About Catherine GuitarWitch

Musician - Teacher - Psychology Graduate - Dancer - Artist I strive every day to learn more so I can teach more! I truly feel my calling is giving to others to my greatest ability my knowledge and... creativity. I am obsessed with learning about the brain, spirituality, music, dance, art, literature, nutrition - basically anything that allows me to give more to my friends, family, and community. I have also dealt with chronic pain, severe allergies, and several other issues which has led me to unique insights and perspectives and enhances my ability to serve. I have been working as a music teacher in Edmonton, AB since 2009 and have been playing since 2003. My students give me so much joy - there is truly nothing like seeing someone's enthusiasm and talent blossom before your eyes. I started training as a tribal-style belly dancer in 2008. While I have not pursued it professionally, I still practice as much as I can and would love to share my passion and what I've learned with you. show more

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