Mae Karthauser

  • Prices: £28 per hour
  • Location: TQ9 7DY / Mobile Teacher
  • Instrument(s) Taught: Singing, Beginners Piano
  • Ages: Children (4+) & Adults
  • Genres Covered: Contemporary, Folk, Classical, Modern/ Pop
  • Contact: [email protected]

Teacher's Biography:

Mae Karthauser has 18 years of vocal experience covering classical, jazz, popular styles alongside some training in world music (North Indian, Bulgarian, Javanese, West African) and Alexander Technique.

She was awarded ABRSM Grade 8 distinction in classical voice and received a First Class honours from Dartington College of Arts in 2009 – as well as also studying for a year at California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles (comprising a four-year degree) with voice teacher Kate Conklin.

Since 2008, Mae has been touring professionally in Europe and America both solo, in bands and also with the contemporary circus, theatre and spoken word. This has also included performing live on BBC One for The One Show in 2017 with aerial circus stunts men The Flying Frenchies, two times performing at Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Arts, in addition to supporting James Brown saxophonist Peewee Ellis, in funk/ dance band The Sungroove Messengers.

Beyond releasing three albums of her own, she has performed and recorded regularly in several other projects including session work. She continues to perform in Europe and collaborate with contemporary circus companies in France and Sweden (9.81, Flying Frenchies, Cirkus Nikolajeff).

Mae began playing the piano at 5 years old under the instruction of her mother and is mostly self-taught, although was required to take ABRSM Grade 5 exam in Classical piano for music college.

She learned violin for 11 years. Mae started teaching singing back in 2008 and since then has also taught groups and choirs at Stagecoach Performing Arts school in Plymouth, working with children as young as four, right up to performing adults and retired amateurs.

Music Qualifications / Achievements:

  • BA (Hons) Music International (Performance) 1:1
  • Working towards CME (Trinity College, London); Certificate for Music Educators July 2019
  • Enhanced DBS certification
  • Child Protection in Education (Music) Level 2, 2018


"Mae is an amazing singing teacher for my 9-year-old daughter who loves going to her lesson every week. As well as being a very talented singer Mae has an exceptional way with children and makes a great teacher. She makes sure she is choosing pieces which my daughter will like which encourages her will to practice between lessons. Highly recommended!" - Kate

"My 14-year-old daughter has singing lessons with Mae and I can't recommend her enough. Mae is warm, friendly, accommodating and totally inspiring as a singing teacher.
My daughter loves her lessons which leave her with ever growing confidence and full of enthusiasm and beautiful music." - Rosie

"Mae is transforming my world and I can’t recommend her highly enough! My advice is if you even vaguely thinking of developing your music or singing abilities book her quick before she’s all booked up! She is a musical genius and endless source of inspiration…" - Willow


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my lessons, don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

Has Been Teaching Music For

5 Years+

Youngest Student Age Taught


DBS Certification

Enhanced DBS

Public Liability Insurance


Genres Covered

Contemporary, Folk, Classical, Modern/Pop

Teacher's Website


Teacher's Location

You can see where I teach my lessons from in the Google Map below, my full teaching address will be disclosed on booking your first lesson. I am also a mobile music teacher so can travel to you to teach you in the comfort of your own home – for more information simply get in touch.

2 reviews for Mae Karthauser


Mae is a natural singing teacher, and she knows her subject well ! She is a talented and gifted communicator, always taking great care to meet the needs and wishes of the individual .

As a music workshop leader, people often share with me their deep-felt desire to overcome their fears around singing.

Accessing this amazing and most natural of instruments, can be achieved through self compassion, & belief AND with the kindness, sensitivity , inspiration and empathic understanding of a good teacher !

I have so far had three lessons with Mae, and will definitely be booking more … they are GREAT value, hugely enjoyable, and most of all, they are FUN !!


Mae was an absolute gem of a find, she’s is the most amazing and talented singing and piano teacher to my three children Ethan 11, Reuben 8 & Cecilia 4. Mae has the most incredible way with children she is so tuned into to the individual needs of all of my children making them feel totally at ease. Her lessons are always such fun and all the children look forward to seeing her each week. Mae’s passion for music and genuine love of teaching really shines through.. Mae is incredibly well organised, punctual and is a total joy to be around.

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