Meet Catrin - Associate Violin, Piano, and Theory Teacher
Dr. Catrin Watts is a passionate teacher with over ten years teaching experience. Catrin began playing piano and violin while in elementary school and completed ABRSM Grade 8 in both instruments before leaving high school. They then went on to receive their Bachelors and Masters degrees in music from Queen’s University, Belfast in Northern Ireland before moving to Austin, Texas where they attended the University of Texas for their Ph.D. in Music Theory. Catrin’s research focuses on approaches to music and audiovisual editing in contemporary action film and their dissertation examined popular music in contemporary action film. Catrin has presented their research at regional, national, and international conferences and has contributed articles to edited collections and as well as the Music and the Moving Image journal.
Catrin tailors their teaching to help students achieve their goals whether it be working towards exams or learning how to play music just for fun. Their primary aim as a teacher is to provide students with the skills to enjoy and explore new music for themselves.