Our daughter, Londyn Marley Sparks,  has had the honor of taking piano lessons from Cathy Esplin since February 2014.  Londyn was 5years old when she began. Cathy is an absolutely beautiful and 
gifted song writer, musician, and singer! She and her husband  Ken both write, sing and play all kinds of instruments! Cathy teaches private piano lessons to all ages of students including young children to adults! Cathy is the most loving and patient teacher I have ever met! She is a gifted teacher, she is organized, she uses curriculum that builds a solid technical foundation. Cathy makes learning fun! She is very creative and uses techniques appropriate for the age of her student.

Cathy is so energetic and builds confidence by encouragement and praise! Cathy is very loving and is extremely patient with every single student! She is creative when it comes to building their musical skills even when the parent may not have a musical background! I, personally have no musical background so I was hesitant to have my daughter begin lessons only as I was unable to help her with practice in between weekly lessons! Cathy came up with the brilliant idea of having another student who lived nearby help Londyn with practice once a week! This has been a tremendous gift to our family! Each year Cathy picks out an older student to mentor Londyn. What a gift ~ for the mentor, the student, and the Mamma!!!  

I can personally attest that choosing Catharina’s Clackamas Piano Lessons has been a wonderful gift for my daughter! It has given her confidence, brought out her musical gifts, helped her academically, spiritually and most importantly given us a wonderful, beautiful and loving friend! Cathy is dear to us and has become part of our family, not just a teacher! She is THAT amazing! Try her, I promise you will feel as I do ~ Blessed to have her!

Sincerely yours, Tisha & Todd Sparks


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"My daughter Megan came to teacher Cathy after taking 2 years of piano lessons for beginners with another teacher. Catharina's Clackamas piano lessons in Clackamas, OR was highly recommended by the staff at Wally`s Music Shop in Oregon City. I am constantly amazed at how Megan has excelled and loves to learn to play piano since coming to Cathy for the past 4 years. I never have to argue with Megan to practice on the piano. My daughter is always excited to play piano and also to share with our family.  I constantly find myself thinking "When did you learn this!? Wow, all of that today!!" Cathy has helped instill a confidence in Megan that no money can buy and we are truly blessed to have found her. If you come to Cathy for private piano lessons in Clackamas you will absolutely receive more than piano lessons- things that money just can`t buy. How to play the piano well is the added bonus!"  Parent, Debbi Book

Hello, I'm Catharina. Thank you for checking out Catharina's Clackamas piano lessons in Clackamas, OR/ piano lessons in Happy Valley, OR. Because of my background in working with children from pre-school through Highschool as the music teacher and piano teacher and performing at numerous venues as a professional musician, I understand the importance of creating a friendly, safe, and stimulating learning environment for my piano students! I love everyone who comes to my piano studio to learn to play the piano and try my best to bring them to their full potential as skilled pianists while building up their self-confidence in a nurturing atmosphere. I love to praise them when they play piano at school talent shows, churches, recitals, play piano at home for their family and friends, or simply play the piano for their beloved pet! That's what it's all about. Fun relaxed private piano lessons- piano lessons for beginners & up with seriously great results!

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Looking for piano lessons in Happy Valley, Or? I'm on Sunnyside rd. right on the border of Happy Valley & I205. At  Catharina's Clackamas piano lessons in Clackamas, OR - private piano lessons you will learn to play the piano proficiently in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere! I teach beginner piano lessons for kids, piano lessons for children as young as 3.5 years, intermediate piano lessons for teens & older piano students, adult piano lessons, how to read music & classical piano lessons or how to play piano by ear piano &  learn to play chord piano, how to play keyboard, how to play piano & sing and much more...

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With more than 25 years of experience in private piano lessons for beginners - late intermediate Catharina Esplin provides award-winning instruction to her students at Catharina's Clackamas piano lessons in Clackamas, OR. She is motivated by her love of music and the passion for transferring her knowledge and skills to others so their creativity and talent can shine.

For over 25 years Catharina has taught music in Public Schools in South Africa and America, worked on a part-time basis as a professional musician, songwriter, worship leader and recording artist and taught beginner piano lesson for kids to late intermediate as well as adult piano lessons.  She was born in South Africa and received her Bachelors of Arts from Potchefstroom University H.C E. in 1977 and her Post Graduate teaching diploma from Rand Afrikaans University in 1978. Her accomplishments include the production of school musicals and performing music for President Lucas Mangope of Boputatswana at Sun City on December 31st, 1989. Catharina and her husband recorded their own songs on CD and has performed on South African TV as well as Radio Pulpit and locally on MCTV, Portland, OR.