Kate has a unique approach in which singing isn’t just about sounding good, it is most importantly about feeling good, and learning to do it as effortlessly as possible, because that is ultimately what will increase the quality and resonance of your instrument. I always leave my lessons with Kate feeling blissful, like my whole body is thanking me for the discoveries she helped me to make. In the classroom setting, Kate presents the material clearly and comprehensibly; she has the ability and patience to break down a piece of music so that it is easy for her students to grasp, even though it may be inherently complex or foreign to Western ears. Kate is a gorgeous example herself of the Alexander technique and Bulgarian music that she teaches. I am so fortunate to be able to have worked with her, and I couldn’t recommend anyone more highly.”
"We took this hardcore people mover downstairs and when the doors opened we nearly fell headfirst into an apparition. We watched, slack jawed, as a Bulgarian vocalist; a woman of Amazonian proportions dressed in white, ululated some cousin of a yodel, while a banjo played beside her. The sounds echoed endlessly in the building’s cavernous main hall..."”
We ran across this nice gentleman in a field in the village of Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria, while I was on research leave from Cirque.