Catherine Paquette is a 2018 Master’s of Music graduate from the University of Ottawa. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree from the Conservatoire de Musique de Trois-Rivières in 2016, where she was a student of Denise Trudel.
Catherine has been recipient of several bursaries, including the uOttawa General Admission Scholarship and the Sunlife Bursary in 2014 for social involvement within the community. In the summers of 2015 – 2017, she was also a featured artist of the Trois-Rivières Public Pianos initiative, lettering alongside other musicians with the goal of making classical music accessible to the public.
During her studies, Catherine participated in various musical contests such as Le Concours de Concertos du Conservatoire de Trois Rivières which she won on two occasions, leading her to obtain a role as soloist with the orchestra. In an effort to perfect her skills and knowledge, she also participated in different Summer Training programs including Adamant School of Music in Vermont, The Saguenay Lac St-Jean Musical Camp, and Quartetfest in Waterloo.
A passionate educator, she has been teaching young students for several years, and has acquired significant experience. At the University of Ottawa, Catherine has held multiple Teaching Assistant posts, including responsibility for teaching sight-singing and dictation, and working as accompanist for the Calixa-Lavallée Choir.
Catherine enjoys discovering and developing new teaching methods in order to adapt lessons to each individual student’s needs and requirements. She promotes education based on positivity, respect, and discipline.
Catherine is now studying psychology at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. She likes to spend her free time outside on her bike or with her bunny Alberte.