Catherine Renggli joined the Peabody Preparatory faculty in 2004 and teaches at the downtown and Towson locations. Her studio includes children and adults, from beginners to advanced performers. In her teaching, she emphasizes the use of efficient and effective practice techniques. She strives to help her students play musically, expressively, accurately, and with ease, for their own pleasure as well as for others. Renggli enjoys interacting with and learning from her colleagues and is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association, participating in local, state, and national events. She is also a frequent solo and collaborative performer and has accompanied winners of local, regional, and national competitions.
Renggli started piano lessons at age six and has received many awards, including the opportunity to perform with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall at age fifteen, a scholarship from the National Federation of Music Clubs, and the top prize in the Society of American Musicians Young Artist Piano Competition. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied with Sedmara Zakarian Rutstein, and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, where she studied performance with Emilio del Rosario and pedagogy with Elvina Truman Pearce. After graduation, she joined the faculty of the Concordia University Preparatory and Community Piano Program in River Forest, Illinois, where she taught for many years.