Kathleen Lavengood

Kathleen L.

Kernersville, NC
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About

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Kathleen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 4 to 75

Teaching since:
September 1993

With a PhD in Ethnomusicology and a Masters in Violin Performance, I love teaching everything from Celtic fiddle tunes to classical concertos.

Experience

College Lecturer
Jun 2000 - Present
Indiana University, George Fox University, Davis & Elkins University

Festivals include International Celtic Colours Festival, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia;International Festival-Institute at Round Top, Texas; Aspen Music Festival and School, Colorado. Performance experience includes: Miami Symphony Orchestra, Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra, Chehalem Symphony Orchestra, Cape Breton Chamber Orchestra, Lafayette Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Reno Symphony Orchestra, Reno Chamber Orchestra, Newport Oregon Chamber Orchestra. Teaching experience includes: Miami Dade College, George Fox University, Davis & Elkins College, Indiana University, University of Nevada.

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Education

PhD Ethnomusicology
Sep 2000 - Sep 2004
Indiana University
MM Violin Performance
Aug 1998 - May 2000
University of Nevada
BM Violin Performance
Sep 1993 - May 1998
University of Oregon

Certifications

Symphonic Violinist
Dec 2000
Miami Symphony, Reno Philharmonic, Richmond Indiana Symphony

Festivals include International Celtic Colours Festival, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia;International Festival-Institute at Round Top, Texas; Aspen Music Festival and School, Colorado. Performance experience includes: Miami Symphony Orchestra, Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra, Chehalem Symphony Orchestra, Cape Breton Chamber Orchestra, Lafayette Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Reno Symphony Orchestra, Reno Chamber Orchestra, Newport Oregon Chamber Orchestra. Teaching experience includes: Miami Dade College, George Fox University, Davis & Elkins College, Indiana University, University of Nevada.

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Awards

US Fulbright, NEA Grant, Aspen Music Scholarships
Sep 2000
United States Fulbright Commission, NEA, Aspen Music School

Affiliations

Suzuki Association of the Americas
May 2016

The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.

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College Music Society, The
May 2008

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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Society for Ethnomusicology
Sep 2000

SEM is a U.S.-based organization with an international membership of approximately 1,750 individuals dedicated to the study of all forms of music from diverse humanistic and social scientific perspectives. We examine music as central to human experience throughout space and time, and explore its profound relationship to cognition, emotion, language, dance, visual arts, spiritual belief, social organization, collective identity, politics, conflict and peace, economics, the physical body, and mental health. Through SEM programs and the work of our individual members, we seek to advance academic and public understanding and appreciation of music as a cultural phenomenon of unlimited variety and as a resource that is fundamental to the well being of individuals and communities.

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Photos & Videos

Dr. Kathleen Lavengood solos with the Chehalem Symphony Orchestra
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Erin Boat Set featuring Hadley Yoder
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12 Reviews

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Gabrielle H. Aug 4, 2017
Fiddle · In studio

The first lesson was great. She explained some of the fiddle's background, how to hold it, and how to play it all in an interactive way. The time flew by. My daughter is very enthusiastic about the lessons & even more excited about the fiddle than before the lesson. Kathleen is awesome.

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joseph Apr 28, 2017
Fiddle · Online

Jennifer B. Apr 5, 2017
Fiddle · Online

Absolutely love Kathleen. She is a wonderful teacher, Patience
and always encouraging. I highly recommend her.

Ute P. Feb 15, 2017
Fiddle · Online

Greg Feb 9, 2017
Fiddle · Online

Greg Feb 9, 2017
Fiddle · Online

Kate Feb 8, 2017
Fiddle · Online

What a wonderful and enthusiastic teacher! My daughter has had fiddle lessons for 2 years in person, and to finally cut down on our two-hour commute I suggested on-line lessons. The computer had a few connection issues on our end that we will definitely iron out before our next session. Lucky for us, Kathleen worked patiently through the connectivity bumps and gave a very upbeat, challenging lesson with all the backup sheet music, recording, and plenty of thumbs up to keep my daughter motivated and practising. We are very happy we "found" Kathleen and highly recommend her as an instructor!!

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Alice H. Feb 7, 2017
Violin · Online

I have had 3 lessons with Kathleen and they have been great and full of information. She is always very encouraging and is very friendly.

Kathy Dec 6, 2016
Violin · Online

Great personality and very encouraging

Mitchell Nov 12, 2016
Fiddle · Online

I was very impressed with my lesson with Kathleen. She started from the beginning, leaving nothing out, but she always had a sense of urgency. I felt like she treated our lesson time as very valuable and wanted to pack as much good stuff into the lesson as possible. Kathleen was also extremely friendly and encouraging. It was an all-around great experience.

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Laurie A B. Oct 16, 2015
Violin · In home

She is amazing! My 6 year old started at 5 in Germany and in 6 lessons he learned more and is better than he did in a whole year. She is SO sweet and soft spoken. She praises all the time and has all kinds of neat tricks or tools to make it fun especially for an almost 6 year old! We can not thank her enough for being part of our lives! Our son adores her and now calls the violin the God of Music because of her!

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Kelley B. Dec 3, 2014
Guitar · Online

Kathleen is truly an answered prayer! Her credentials are impeccable, so we know that Karli is receiving superior instruction. However, it is her sweet and lovely spirit that we love. Initially unsure of how well "online" lessons would go, we are so thankful for the convenience, coupled with excellence, that we are privileged to have with Kathleen.

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