Catherine Wynder

Catherine W.

Brooklyn, NY

About Catherine W.

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Catherine teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2014
Last sign in: 6 days ago


Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the American String Quartet and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Her career developments are primarily in music, but she also pursues interest in creative writing, journal writing and human rights. She has given may community performances and raised charity funds for organizations such as World Vision, A. G. Rhodes Health & Rehab nursing home, Columbia Hospital, Corpus Christi Church, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

Catherine initially gained her musical inspiration through her family and has been performing since her youth. Her family provided her countless opportunities to perform, to participate in event planning, and to experiment with new music and arranging. She grew up participating in her mother's studio recitals at home and enjoys an annual family tradition of organizing and performing Christmas programs at church. One of Catherine's projects during her studies at the Manhattan School of Music was the Symposium Concert Series, which has led her to perform in apartment homes around the city and build a community of young artists. She has made countless arrangements for solo viola and viola with various ensembles which she often performs.

Catherine resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Lawrence. She plays on a Raymond J. Melanson viola made in 1987.

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I'm able to travel to the student's home or teach at my home. Parents are welcome to sit in the lesson.

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Central Park


Music Instructor

Sep 2013 - Present
Private Music Studio

Private teacher


Sep 2014 - May 2015
Musicians General Store


Masters of Music

Sep 2011 - May 2013
Manhattan School of Music

Bachelor of Music

Sep 2007 - May 2011
Manhattan School of Music

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency



May 2013
Manhattan School of Music

MSM Scholarship

May 2013
Manhattan School of Music



May 2013
Manhattan School of Music

MSM Scholarship

May 2013
Manhattan School of Music


Violin Society of America

May 2015

The Violin Society Of America reflects a broad range of interests and concerns of those interested in violins and the art of making instruments and bows of the violin family.Founded in 1973, the Violin Society of America is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of promoting the art and science of making, repairing and preserving stringed musical instruments and their bows. Membership in the VSA is open to all who share an interest in the violin, viola, cello, bass and their bows, and thus reflects a broad and diverse range of interests and concerns, including craftsmanship, acoustics, innovation, the history of instruments and performers, technique, performance practice, repertory and other matters pertaining to instruments of the violin family.

Music Teachers National Association

Jan 2014

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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7 Reviews on Catherine W.

matthew Feb 1, 2017
Violin · In home
Verified Student
My son loved lessons with Catherine
Cagdas KIBRISLI Aug 2, 2016
Violin · In home
Catherine is a very patient teacher! she helps thoroughly and shows techniques step by step. i am very happy to say she is a wonderful theacher! I" ll continue to take up her services!
Shakaya E. Apr 11, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
It was a great class,and I look forward to more.
Martin E. Dec 8, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My son loves piano lesson with Catherine
Anaya S. Nov 4, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
This was our first meeting with Catherine,she appropriately dressed and on time. She answered all my questions.She and my child worked well together they seem to be a good fit.
Anke Jul 22, 2015
Viola · In home
Catherine did a lovely job with my 9 year old daughter!
Kendall H. Jun 21, 2015
Violin · In home
Catherine is a really good teacher. My daughter has learned a lot from her in the way of music theory and violin playing. Catherine also stresses good practice habits, which I like. Catherine knows her music and holds the students to high expectations. She has taught my daughter a lot.
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