Cathryn Navarro19

Cathryn Navarro

Music Teacher

I was born and raised in a small town called Morriston in South Wales, UK.

Throughout my education, music has always been at the forefront. I began studying music at a very young age and learnt how to play a variety of instruments. I sang in many choirs over the years which led to me having the fantastic opportunity of becoming the leader of a local junior choir at just 16 years old. I was also part of a youth wind orchestra in South Wales, where I played flute. I achieved grades in The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music for both piano and flute. I studied music and the arts throughout secondary school and then went on to study teaching at university.

I graduated with a BA(Hons) in Primary Education, specialising in music. I spent 12 years living and working as a classroom teacher in London while also leading music across the whole school. Then, in the summer of 2018, my wonderful husband and our two lovely daughters decided to continue our journey here in Qatar.

We love to travel as a family. Living in Qatar has given us opportunities to go and explore different parts of the world. I also enjoy sewing and make clothes for my children as a hobby. But my real passion in life is music, it has always been a part of who I am.

At Oryx International School I strive to create stimulating, challenging and engaging music lessons and after-school activities where children learn continuously. I love seeing how children of all ages, abilities and backgrounds express themselves through the medium of music and the arts. I strongly believe that music and performing is essential to children’s learning and is crucial to helping them become confident, well-rounded, creative citizens of tomorrow’s world.