Yellow Dog Music A new breed of music school

Yellow Dog Music


Having studied with Katrina at Yellow Dog, I learned so much more than how to play an instrument; I was shown what it means to be an artist.

Studying piano with Kat had such a huge impact on my growth, especially during my most influential years of 12-16. We tackled the instrument together from such a different angle than classical conservatory lessons. She taught me how to love the instrument before I could fully understand its language. I was given the freedom to find myself in all the notes without any limitation, only guidance. This new found freedom was like a dam breaking through, and all the anxious youthful energy that had been burning in me could finally be put to use. I started writing songs right off the bat, and teaching myself to sing with the piano. Katrina saw the importance of what I was discovering and fuelled me with inspiration and support beyond being a music teacher. She has continued throughout my life to affirm her faith in me.

Yellow dog was a community of like minded young musicians for me, whom I got to inspire and be inspired by. I got the opportunity to take guitar lessons and singing lessons. I had so much fun just being able to PLAY! There is not a competitive dog bone in that music school, and everyone is there to just experience self expression.

These music lessons have taken me further than I could have ever imagined.

I am now a student at Humber college in my second year of the Jazz program and have been continuing my musical journey since it started. I’ve put together members for my trio band and have played shows across Toronto.

Music is the most important thing in my life and I don’t know where I would be without it.

I have so much gratitude for the gift that Katrina and Yellow Dog gave me.




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