Kari Krafft

Kari K.

South Pasadena, CA
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Kari delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2010

Kari Krafft is a classically trained violinist who performs and teaches in the Los Angeles area. She currently serves on the faculties of Bertrand’s School of Music in Pasadena and Cornerstone Music Conservatory in West LA as well as coaching chamber music with the Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra. Kari holds a Master’s in Violin Performance from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor’s in Violin Performance from Butler University. Her main teachers include Mr. Hal Grossman, Dr. Gregory Lee, and Mr. Larry Shapiro.

While pursuing her degrees, Kari developed a passion for music education. She is dedicated to providing quality and personalized instruction to all of her students. She uses method books such as Essential Elements and Suzuki as well as standard etudes and repertoire. Kari has experience teaching violin and viola to students of all ages and levels. She has held teaching positions with several music organizations, including the Sooner Strings Project at the University of Oklahoma, El Sistema Oklahoma, Norman Music Institute, and the Butler Community Arts School, as well as keeping a private studio out of her home.

In addition to her teaching obligations, Kari performs regularly as a freelance violinist with artists and groups such as the Young Musicians Foundation, Richard Clayderman, and the Pacific Opera Project. Kari has also won permanent positions with the Amarillo Symphony of Amarillo, Texas, and Resonance Horizon, a new orchestra in Southern California dedicated to performing music from video games, anime, TV series, and films. Kari is also a founding member of the Sunset String Quartet, a new quartet servicing all areas of Southern California with music for weddings and other events.

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Experience

Violin/Viola Faculty
Jan 2018 - Present
Bertrand's Old Town Music School of Music

I teach about 10 students at this studio of all levels and ages.

Violin Faculty
Oct 2017 - Present
Cornerstone Music Conservatory

I teach a handful of students here, along with regularly subbing for other teachers.

Viola Nueva and Upper String Tech
Aug 2015 - Present
El Sistema Oklahoma

Violin Faculty
Jan 2013 - May 2014
Fairview Music Studios

Teaching Fellow
Jan 2012 - May 2014
Butler Community Arts School

Education

Master of Music, Violin Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2017
The University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance
Aug 2010 - Aug 2014
Butler University

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Mary Frances Roush Violin Award
May 2012
Butler University

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Aug 2012

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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Photos & Videos

My quartet playing Spring from the Four Seasons
Photo by Kari K.

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My master's recital
Tchaikovsky Concerto
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David Sep 29, 2016
Violin · In studio

Great lesson. I am making great strides in improving my playing ability everyday.

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