Cathy HirataAdvanced Teacher El Dorado Hills, CA, United States
Creative Music Students
Cathy Hirata is the founder of Creative Music Students and has been teaching for over 20 years. She began studying music at the age of 8. A scholarship recipient and graduate of San Jose State University, she received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance, training under the founding members of Opera San Jose — New York Metropolitan Opera Singer Irene Dalis and Oberlin Conservatory Graduate Dr. David Rohrbaugh. She continued her education by completing a secondary teaching credential in music education and has taken classes at the University of California Davis Mind Institute certification program in autism studies. In addition, she is certified in Simply Music, Signing Smart, a member of the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program, the former Co-Representative for the Greater Bay Area Chapter of the California Partnership of Kindermusik Educator’s, the Co-Founder of The Special Needs Resource Fair, North County San Diego and the founder of the annual International Music Teacher Training Symposium in San Diego, California.