Ms. Catalina Uscátegui is a professional vocalist, vocal arranger and songwriter from Bogota, Colombia. Born into a family of musicians, she started singing at the age of three, and music has been a major part of her life ever since.
She studied musical theater, participated in different choirs, and later chose to pursue music as a career. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Sergio Arboleda University, where she earned honors and merits on her thesis in: Pop, jazz, funk, R&B, soul, Brazilian music and a cappella.
Catalina continues to perfect her craft through ongoing studies in songwriting, contemporary vocal technique, cultural entrepreneurship, vocal pedagogy, and improvisation. She also directs and contributes to projects where she can use her skills as a vocalist, vocal arranger, and songwriter. She is the director of Voicespace, a vocal group based in Bogota where she records solo a cappella projects, as well as covers and original music.
Her passion for music and singing is rooted in: healing, connection, creativity, and an immense power for helping one another.
“Teaching is a very complex and fulfilling profession. It bears a huge responsibility, and it has a wide range of elements that make me enjoy it immensely: I love how much you can learn from your students and your students from you, the guidance you provide for them to reach their goals, a helping hand for them to believe in themselves and how all of this can be done through music.”
Catalina has taught privately since 2017, tailoring her instruction to each student's goals with a focus on the music they enjoy most, She also instructs group classes on vocal technique. She teaches the LAX VOX method, with elements from the Estill Voice Method to give students a wide range of techniques used in contemporary music.
Her recordings include: IDARTES award “Esto Se Compone” a collaborative song project, and backup singer for Laura Otero´s song “Florecita," the cover soundtrack of Amazon prime series “De Brutas Nada”and her first single “STARS." She also also arranges music for several different musicians and bands.
Her hobbies include studying violin, tap dancing and piano.
Ms. Catalina is accepting new students seeking remote vocal instruction in Spanish or English.