Katherine Wilhelm

Katherine W.

Minneapolis, MN

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Katherine delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

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Hello! My name is Katherine, and I'm a violinist in the Twin Cities. I look forward to making music together! I believe learning music should combine technique with musical exploration, and I try to incorporate both into my teaching. I base my teaching in the Suzuki method, which emphasizes ear training and the idea that all people have the ability to make music at a high level. However, I am adamant about recognizing each student's individuality and learning style, therefore I tailor my lessons to fit the student's own goals and needs.

After graduating from St. Olaf College, where I was a member of the St. Olaf Orchestra for four years, I moved to France to teach English for a year. Since relocating to the Twin Cities, I have been teaching violin and working in special education at High School for the Recording Arts. In addition to teaching, I play for the Old Log Theater's production of GHOST, a Cuban band Charanga Tropicale, and in the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.

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Violin Teacher
Jun 2017 - Present
Waldorf School (Minneapolis)

Work with students ages 9 to 14 in private lessons using the Suzuki method and ensemble training.

May 2017 - Present
Old Log Theater

Violinist for the Old Log Theater's production of GHOST, the Musical

Special Education Advisor/Violin Teacher
Sep 2016 - Jun 2017
High School for Recording Arts

Managed a caseload of 20 at-risk, special education students
- Assisted students develop and complete academic and
personal goals
- Formed relationships with families to create plans for student
success (IEP)
Taught violin to 5 high school students (half special needs students, half general education students)

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BA History, concentration in African and American studies
Sep 2010 - May 2014
St. Olaf College


Professional Proficiency


Suzuki Teacher Certification (Book 1)
Jul 2017
Suzuki Association of the Americas

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Jasper Sep 5, 2017
Violin · In studio

Great teacher, answered all my questions and corrected a few flaws in my violin technique

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