- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 8+
- Teaching since:
- June 2007
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 10 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.
Responsible for developing and teaching music software and technology curriculum for the Learning Resources department.
Taught private violin lessons, music theory, and conducted camp orchestra.
I had Kathryn as a viola teacher for just under a year and half, coming from a music background in percussion but having no experience with string instruments. She was very good at introducing me to techniques as I developed, and I enjoyed her teaching style particularly where we'd mix things up by sight-reading duets to help with both sight-reading and my ear training. Unfortunately she had to move away!+ Read More
Easy to understand online, sent PDF music in advance by email. Very friendly
Kat is a great teacher! She made me feel confident. Looking forward to my next lesson!
Kathryn is a great instructor. As an adult beginner, I did not know what to expect. She is inviting, cheerful and a great instructor.
We love Kathryn! I signed my daughter up for the lessons, and now I am tempted to take the lesson myself!
I had no knowledge about playing a violin and after just 2 classes I feel very confident. She is very helpful and humble.
Great lesson. Kathryn was patient and straight to the point. I even started my first song in the first lesson!
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.
Kathryn is very knowledgeable, easy going and patient. My daughter can't wait to go back to her 2nd class.
She's great! She is flexible with scheduling and very patient. Absolutely recommend!
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.+ Read More
First lesson went well. She was very helpful and patient.
She is very nice and patient. The material given is not very difficult to practice on.
Kathryn was very helpful and patient with Sadie. It was difficult because our connection wasn't great but she made the best of it.
Kathryn was great and very patient with my 10 years old son. I highly recommend her!
The lessons are perfect! Just what I was looking for at this point in my study.
Patient and encouraging
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!
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!
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.