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Katelyn H.
Birmingham, Alabama
Learn violin quickly with an accomplished performer and teacher
Katelyn is an equally experienced performer and teacher. Her experience ranges from teaching beginner private lessons to teaching middle and high school orchestra. She teaches violin and viola to all ages and any levels. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Her goal for each student is for them to become lifelong music learners. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!
About Katelyn H.

Katelyn Hoag is a professional violist and violin/viola teacher based in Birmingham, AL. She is a member of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and is a regular substitute with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Previously, she was a viola fellow in The Orchestra Now in New York, where she performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. She was formerly Principal Violist of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra in Kentucky, where she made her solo debut performing “Bohemian Rhapsody for Solo Viola and Orchestra”. She was also a member of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Katelyn has performed at Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and Japan’s Pacific Music Festival, and was a viola fellow at Aspen Music Festival and School. Originally from the south suburbs of Chicago, Katelyn began playing the viola in her public school’s orchestra program at age nine. She was a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and participated in Illinois’ All State Orchestra Festival three times. Katelyn earned her Master of Music and Performer Diploma in Viola Performance at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and her Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance and Music Education at University of Michigan. Her primary viola teachers were Stephen Wyrczynski, Atar Arad, and Yizhak Schotten. Katelyn’s mission as a teacher is for each of her students to become life-long music learners. She has taught beginner violin classes at Fairview Elementary School in Bloomington, IN and at the Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra in Ypsilanti, MI. She completed her student teaching in Saline, MI, where she taught beginning strings, middle school strings, and fiddle club. She has maintained a private violin/viola studio since 2013. Katelyn encourages her students to pick their own repertoire so the lessons are both an educational and a fun experience. She is available and interested in teaching violin or viola to students of any age and any level.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2012

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Performer Diploma, Orchestral Studies

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Katelyn H.
Birmingham, Alabama
Learn violin quickly with an accomplished performer and teacher
Katelyn is an equally experienced performer and teacher. Her experience ranges from teaching beginner private lessons to teaching middle and high school orchestra. She teaches violin and viola to all ages and any levels. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Her goal for each student is for them to become lifelong music learners. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!
About Katelyn H.

Katelyn Hoag is a professional violist and violin/viola teacher based in Birmingham, AL. She is a member of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and is a regular substitute with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Previously, she was a viola fellow in The Orchestra Now in New York, where she performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. She was formerly Principal Violist of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra in Kentucky, where she made her solo debut performing “Bohemian Rhapsody for Solo Viola and Orchestra”. She was also a member of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Katelyn has performed at Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and Japan’s Pacific Music Festival, and was a viola fellow at Aspen Music Festival and School. Originally from the south suburbs of Chicago, Katelyn began playing the viola in her public school’s orchestra program at age nine. She was a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and participated in Illinois’ All State Orchestra Festival three times. Katelyn earned her Master of Music and Performer Diploma in Viola Performance at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and her Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance and Music Education at University of Michigan. Her primary viola teachers were Stephen Wyrczynski, Atar Arad, and Yizhak Schotten. Katelyn’s mission as a teacher is for each of her students to become life-long music learners. She has taught beginner violin classes at Fairview Elementary School in Bloomington, IN and at the Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra in Ypsilanti, MI. She completed her student teaching in Saline, MI, where she taught beginning strings, middle school strings, and fiddle club. She has maintained a private violin/viola studio since 2013. Katelyn encourages her students to pick their own repertoire so the lessons are both an educational and a fun experience. She is available and interested in teaching violin or viola to students of any age and any level.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2012

Education

Performer Diploma, Orchestral Studies

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Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

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Section Viola
Nov 2021 - Present
Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
Substitute Viola
Oct 2021 - Present
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Viola Fellow
Aug 2019 - Oct 2021
The Orchestra Now
Co-Principal Viola
Lead Teacher
Aug 2018 - Apr 2019
Fairview Elementary School Violin Project
Section Viola
Aug 2018 - Apr 2019
Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra
Principal Viola
Aug 2018 - Apr 2019
Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
Section Viola
Aug 2016 - Apr 2018
Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
Lead Teacher
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra
Performer Diploma, Orchestral Studies
Aug 2018 - May 2019
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Master of Music, Viola Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bachelor of Music, Viola Performance with Teaching Certifcation
Sep 2012 - Apr 2016
University of Michigan
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