Kathryn Taub

Kathryn T.

Brighton, MA
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Levels taught:

    Kathryn teaches

    8 & Up

    Teaching since

    June 2007

    Last background check
    Kathryn passed a background check on 08/23/2015 that included the following:
    • National Criminal Record Check
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    8/23/2015

    Average response time

    5.0 hours

    About Kathryn

    Overview

    Kathryn is an enthusiastic and patient contemporary string player specializing in teaching violin and viola. Growing up she played violin and viola in school and community orchestras, as well as bass in jazz bands and small ensembles. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where she studied violin and viola. At Berklee, Kathryn majored in Film Scoring (writing music for film and TV), so she is accomplished in composition as well as performance. She has performed onstage with musicians from all over the world including: Brazilian singer Rosa Passos, Cuban bassist Cachao, alternative rock singer Paul Cole, and Christopher Guest from "This is Spinal Tap."

    As a teacher, Kathryn utilizes her training in and experience playing a diverse range of styles in her lessons. She has been teaching private lessons for 8 years and has also taught music as a camp counselor, college tutor, and workshop leader. Whether you are looking to pick up a brand new instrument, learn a new style, or work on improving on what you already know, Kathryn can help you reach your goals.

    Photos and Videos

    Playing viola at the Sing for Japan project recording session to raise awareness & relief funds for the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

    Experience

    Training Coordinator

    Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
    Berklee College of Music

    Responsible for developing and teaching music software and technology curriculum for the Learning Resources department.

    Violin & Orchestra Instructor

    May 2008 - Aug 2008
    Appel Farm Arts Camp

    Taught private violin lessons, music theory, and conducted camp orchestra.

    Education

    Violin Making and Repair

    Sep 2014 - Present
    North Bennet Street School

    Bachelor of Music

    Sep 2006 - May 2009
    Berklee College of Music

    Languages Spoken

    English

    Fluent / Native Proficiency

    Spanish

    Professional Proficiency
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    10 Reviews on Kathryn T.

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    AmberBelle Aug 24, 2015
    Viola · Online
    Verified Student
    I was really impressed with my daughter's first lesson. She was taught the instrument, how to hold it and some simple songs to practice. Kathryn was patient and sent me my daughter's homework. There was a great lesson plan and it was obvious Kathryn knows what she was doing.
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    Kelly Winkelhake Aug 2, 2015
    Fiddle · Online
    Verified Student
    First lesson went well. She was very helpful and patient.
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    Chunzhou P. Jun 8, 2015
    Violin · In studio
    Verified Student
    She is very nice and patient. The material given is not very difficult to practice on.
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    Sadie B. May 12, 2015
    Fiddle · Online
    Verified Student
    Kathryn was very helpful and patient with Sadie. It was difficult because our connection wasn't great but she made the best of it.
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    Evan V. Apr 21, 2015
    Violin · In studio
    Verified Student
    Kathryn was great and very patient with my 10 years old son. I highly recommend her!
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    Steve C. Mar 28, 2015
    Violin · Online
    Verified Student
    The lessons are perfect! Just what I was looking for at this point in my study.
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    Deborah S. Aug 16, 2014
    Violin · In home
    Verified Student
    Patient and encouraging
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    AlisonZ Jun 17, 2011
    Thanks so much, Kat! Cole responds so well to your gentle guidance, and he's motivated via your choice of slowly more challenging pieces. No complaints at all!
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    JesseH Jan 30, 2011
    Helpful, Patient

    Kathryn is extremely helpful with beginners. She is patient, which is very important. She also gives very appropriate, easy to understand lessons which makes practicing on your own easy. Taking lessons with Kathryn is a great experience!
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    MariaS May 28, 2010
    Learning the Violin

    Kathryn T. is a great instructor! She is very friendly and most of all patient. Always giving good feedback. I love working with her.