Kathryn T.

Kathryn T.

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★★★★★
3 Reviews
Boston, MA

Fiddle

Levels Taught: Beginner - Intermediate

I specialize in Early American Folk, Irish, and Eastern European fiddle tunes. In addition I focus on comping techniques and learning chords and improvisation. I also have experience with jazz and blues fiddling.

About Kathryn T.

Background Check: Last verified 09/20/2013
Kathryn passed a background check on 09/20/2013 that included the following:
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Male Ages Taught: 8 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 8 to 99

Overview

Kat is an enthusiastic and patient contemporary string player specializing in teaching violin and viola. Growing up she played violin and viola in school and community orchestras, as well as bass in jazz bands and small ensembles. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where she studied viola/violin with Mimi Rabson, who is leader of the Really Electric String Quartet and has toured with Itzhak Perlman on his klezmer project, and Melissa Howe of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. At Berklee, Kat majored in Film Scoring (writing music for film and TV), so she is accomplished in composition as well as performance. She has performed onstage with music greats from all over the world including: Brazilian singer Rosa Passos, Cuban bassist Cachao, alternative rock singer Paul Cole, and Christopher Guest from "This is Spinal Tap."

As a teacher, Kat utilizes her training in and experience playing a diverse range of styles in her lessons. She has taught private lessons and also taught music as a camp counselor and tutor. Whether you are looking to pick up a brand new instrument, learn a new style, or work on improving on what you already know, Kat can help you reach your goals.

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Experience

Training Coordinator Sep 2013 - Present
Berklee College of Music

Responsible for developing and teaching music software and technology curriculum for the Learning Resources department.

Violin & Orchestra Instructor May 2008 - Aug 2008
Appel Farm Arts Camp

Taught private violin lessons, music theory, and conducted camp orchestra.

Education

Bachelor of Music Sep 2006 - May 2009
Berklee College of Music

Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thanks so much, Kat! Cole responds so well to your gentle guidance, and he's motivated via your choice of slowly more challenging pieces. No complaints at all! June 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Helpful, Patient Kathryn is extremely helpful with beginners. She is patient, which is very important. She also gives very appropriate, easy to understand lessons which makes practicing on your own easy. Taking lessons with Kathryn is a great experience! January 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Learning the Violin Kathryn T. is a great instructor! She is very friendly and most of all patient. Always giving good feedback. I love working with her. May 28, 2010