Kathryn Lapp

Kathryn L.

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Beginner, Intermediate
I use the Suzuki Method for the student to progress quickly. Then I add in note reading and music theory.

About Kathryn L.

I have taught music for 48 years to all ages. Since recently retiring from playing violin in professional orchestras, now I am happy to focus on teaching music students. Children are very important to me, having raised six of my own! As an adult, I earned a singing degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) because I love to sing. So I now teach classical singing also. I took seven levels of pedagogy in the Suzuki Method, so I use it in teaching both violin and piano, along with traditional methods, tailored to the needs of the individual student.

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Experience

Violin and Singing Teacher
Jan 2000 - Present

Eastside Christian Academy

Teaching group lessons to violin and singing students, using Suzuki, traditional, folk, and gospel.

Owner of my own music teaching studio
Sep 1971 - Present

Northeast Music Academy

I have been running and teaching in my own music teaching studio since 1971. I teach violin, piano, singing, and music theory, using both Traditional and Suzuki Methods. Some of my students are now teaching students themselves.

Professional Violinist
Sep 1972 - Jun 2017

Symphony Orchestras

Playing in various professional symphony orchestras, such as Calgary Philharmonic, Thunder Bay Symphony, Dayton Symphony, Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, Hamilton (Ohio) Orchestra, Springfield (Ohio) Symphony. I have played in recordings and played on tour at Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Centre with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Violin Teacher
Sep 1994 - Jun 2016

Mount Royal College Conservatory of Music

Teaching violin students of all levels and ages, beginner to advanced.

Supervisor in Grade 4 - 6 Learning Centre
Sep 2003 - Jun 2005

Eastside Christian Academy

Education

Doctoral Student of Theology
Sep 2017 - Present

Christian Leadership University

Masters Degree in Theology
Sep 2004 - Jun 2010

Christian Life School of Theology, Columbus, Georgia, and Evangel Bible College, Calgary, Alberta

Grade 8 Piano Certificate
Sep 2000 - Jun 2009

Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto, Canada)

ARCT Singing Performance Degree
Jun 1992 - Jun 2004

Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto, Canada)

Bachelor of Arts, with Honors in Music, Major in Violin
Sep 1970 - May 1975

College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Ohio

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Grade 8 Piano performance
Jan 2009

Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto, Canada)

Violin Teacher Training Levels 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 4, 7, Practicum, Early Childhood
Aug 2005

Suzuki Association of the Americas

ARCT Singing Performance Degree
Jun 2004

Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto, Canada)

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Sep 2010
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.
Suzuki Association of the Americas
Sep 1982
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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