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Kathleen L.
Newberg, Oregon
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Learn Viola from Zero with Simple Lessons from a Stellar Performer
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I teach beginning through college level viola, and have studied viola at Indiana University during my doctoral program.
About Kathleen L.

With a PhD in Ethnomusicology and a Masters in Violin Performance, Kathleen teaches everything from Celtic fiddle tunes to classical concertos. Kathleen has performed with the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Indiana's Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Reno Chamber Orchestra and has served as concertmaster and soloist for the Chehalem Symphony Orchestra in Newberg, Oregon. She has lectured at Indiana University, Davis & Elkins College, Miami Dade College, and George Fox University, teaching World Music, Music History, and Music Appreciation courses, as well as string studio lessons and leading a string ensemble. Her festival performances include International Celtic Colours Festival, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; International Festival-Institute at Round Top, Texas; and the Aspen Music Festival and School, Colorado. She earned her Masters in Violin Performance from the University of Nevada, studying with Philip Ruder, and Bachelors of Music under Kathryn Lucktenberg at the University of Oregon. Additionally, she studied viola with Yuval Gotlibovitch at Indiana University during her doctoral program in Ethnomusicology.

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so patient and awesome. Kathleen always makes me feel good about myself and my playing . Super instructor.

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Suzuki Violin Teacher
Aug 2018 - Present
Suzuki Association of the Americas
Registered Suzuki Teacher and member of the Oregon Suzuki Association and Suzuki Association of the Americas.
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.
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
Suzuki Violin Teacher
May 2021
Suzuki Association of the Americas
Certified Suzuki Teacher in violin books one through eight. Studied at the Nashville Suzuki Institute, the North Carolina Suzuki Institute, the University of Tennessee Suzuki Institute, and with James Hutchins, Amanda Schubert, and Teri Einfeldt.
Symphonic Violinist
Dec 2000
Miami Symphony, Reno Philharmonic, Richmond Indiana Symphony, Fort Smith 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: Fort Smith Symphony, 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.
First in Open Class Scottish Fiddle
Sep 2018
Virginia Highland Games
First in Open Class Scottish Fiddle
Aug 2008
Portland Highland Games
US Fulbright, NEA Grant, Aspen Music Scholarships
Sep 2000
United States Fulbright Commission, NEA, Aspen Music School
American String Teachers Association
Aug 2020
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.
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.
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.
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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Viola
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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N. Meridian Street
Work hours
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90 minutes
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New Student Special
First 3 lessons
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