Kathryn Taub

Kathryn T.

Brighton, MA

About Kathryn T.

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Kathryn teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: June 2007
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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

Film Scoring Lab Manager

Apr 2016 - Present
Berklee College of Music

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 - Mar 2016
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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16 Reviews on Kathryn T.

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Sophie Sep 17, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
We love Kathryn! I signed my daughter up for the lessons, and now I am tempted to take the lesson myself!
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Manan Sep 12, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I had no knowledge about playing a violin and after just 2 classes I feel very confident. She is very helpful and humble.
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Francisco S. Mar 15, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Great lesson. Kathryn was patient and straight to the point. I even started my first song in the first lesson!
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John Mar 2, 2016
Fiddle · In studio
Verified Student
Kathryn was a great instructor, it felt like a solid amount of progress in only 45 mins and not feeling overwhelmed! She kept the lesson light and fun, and is clearly passionate about her music.
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Naera M. Jan 15, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Kathryn is very knowledgeable, easy going and patient. My daughter can't wait to go back to her 2nd class.
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Clare O. Dec 10, 2015
Fiddle · Online
Verified Student
She's great! She is flexible with scheduling and very patient. Absolutely recommend!
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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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