Teaching Artist Statement
The power of singing in a group is something all children should experience. There are undeniable emotional and physical connections when making beautiful music together in this way. Along with this artistic quality, I also believe teaching proper vocal and breathing techniques are essential in creating high level musical experiences for my students. My vision is to create independent musicians who can have a lifelong enjoyment and appreciation of the art of choral singing and music.
Katrina Potts, a Connecticut native, is a music educator with over 15 years of experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music, a Bachelor of Science in Education, and a Master of Music in early childhood music education from the University of Connecticut. She currently teaches general music and chorus at the Chandler and Alden Elementary Schools in Duxbury, MA.
Before joining the Duxbury Public Schools, Katrina worked with the Litchfield County Children’s Choir at the Taft School along with Amy Feldman Bernon and the Treblemakers children’s chorus at the University of Connecticut with Mary Ellen Junda. She was the director of the Tiny Trebles, a beginner children’s chorus. It was then that she first noticed her love for teaching music, particularly studying young children’s voices. She joined SSC as Director of Pure Treble in 2015, and always looks forward to making beautiful music with her students!
Katrina is a classically trained vocalist who spent many years performing a variety of musical styles from opera at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center to musical theater at The Company Theater to jazz at Berklee College of Music. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music, a Bachelor of Science in Education, and a Master of Music from the University of Connecticut. From 2006-2010, she sang with the Boston Choral Ensemble, a premier choral group in Boston, MA. Her varied background in musical styles and performance creates a fresh, creative vision for her students with a focus on vocal technique and musicianship. Katrina joined South Shore Conservatory as Director of Pure Treble in 2015.
When she’s not teaching or performing, Katrina enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, Ava and Alexander.