Pursue Your Passion.

Private music lessons for beginning to advanced students of all ages

Inspired By Passion
"Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife."

Private Music Lessons For All Levels: Virtual and In Studio



30 Minutes Lesson

$25 per lesson



45 Minutes Lesson

$40 per lesson



60 Minutes Lesson

$50 per lesson

Karen Catoire

Founder, Lecturer
Karen Catoire
Relaxed & Friendly

Private Music Institute for all ages and levels

Karen Catoire teaches the private music lessons for Music Unlimited. I have a Bachelor and Masters degree in Music Performance from Southeastern Louisiana University. I have been teaching privately for over 35 years. My students consistently place in District and ALL State honor bands and many have gone on to be performing amateur or professional musicians.


Relaxed & Friendly

My Services


The many-keyed clarinet higher up can gleam in silvery blossoming harmony


“The piano keys are black and white, but they sound like a million colors in your mind.”


From classical music to jazz, sax has it all


If you never tried playing the oboe, how do you know you’re not the most talented oboe player ever?


Airy, light, poetic, mellow, bright, wafting, ethereal, rich, soft, graceful, penetrating, brilliant


“If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it.  It’s the hard that makes it great.”


what our colleagues and students have to say about us

Karen and I attended Southeastern Louisiana University together. She is a superb musician and outstanding private instructor. She taught at whatever level the students happened to be and did not teach “over their heads.” We played in the orchestras of many operas and musicals together and even did some studio work together, recording albums for the musical group, the Dameans. In those many pit orchestras we played, her sight-reading skills were second to none. Her performances were musical and flawless. It was a pleasure to sit next to such a quality musician.
Tren Ingolia
Retired Director, Westside Jr. High Bands
Karen is a dedicated teacher and musician. She communicates that she cares about her students through her dedication to their individual needs. She is very creative in her approach to working with others, and her students seem to respond to her methods. I enjoyed working with her immensely.
Terry P.
I came into lessons with many setbacks that this teacher helped me overcome, including physical pain while playing and practicing, and disappointment in myself with my slow progress. At the end of our time together, I went from having basic knowledge about playing to understanding where I am weak so that I can work at fixing it and continue to dive into more difficult work. She was very good at not letting me repeat the same mistakes and did it in a very respectful manner. She also did not let me just play the notes on the page. She ensured that every time I blew my horn, I was thinking musically with the phrase. Overall, I think this was a very educating experience and will return for lessons in the future.
Nicolette C.
Always punctual. Always prepared for lessons with theory material and music books. Has a good ear for music and can tell if I missed a note or played a note incorrectly. It is also nice that Karen can play the music, so I can hear how it goes.


My virtual lessons cost the same as my in studio lessons.  There is a discount of $5 per lesson per month if the monthly lessons are paid for entirely at the beginning of the month.

Studio lessons are taught at C&M Music Center  2515 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70062