Kathryn Taub

Kathryn T.

Brighton, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I can help you with everything from traditional classical repertoire to modern world, folk, jazz, and improvisation. I like to focus on music theory and reading skills, in addition to developing musicality from the first lesson. I also play electric violin and can help you to set up virtual or analogue rigs to get the best sound.

About Kathryn T.

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.

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Kyle B.
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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!

Posted Feb 21, 2018
Ellen
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Posted Dec 11, 2017
Leslie H.
Profile-location-online Online

Easy to understand online, sent PDF music in advance by email. Very friendly

Posted Nov 19, 2017
Ashley L.
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Kat is a great teacher! She made me feel confident. Looking forward to my next lesson!

Posted Oct 15, 2017
Isabelle E.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Great teacher

Posted Sep 17, 2017
Michelle S.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Kathryn is a great instructor. As an adult beginner, I did not know what to expect. She is inviting, cheerful and a great instructor.

Posted Jan 7, 2017
Sophie
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

We love Kathryn! I signed my daughter up for the lessons, and now I am tempted to take the lesson myself!

Posted Sep 17, 2016
Manan
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I had no knowledge about playing a violin and after just 2 classes I feel very confident. She is very helpful and humble.

Posted Sep 12, 2016
Francisco S.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Great lesson. Kathryn was patient and straight to the point. I even started my first song in the first lesson!

Posted Mar 15, 2016
John
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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.

Posted Mar 2, 2016
Naera M.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Kathryn is very knowledgeable, easy going and patient. My daughter can't wait to go back to her 2nd class.

Posted Jan 15, 2016
Clare O.
Profile-location-online Online

She's great! She is flexible with scheduling and very patient. Absolutely recommend!

Posted Dec 10, 2015
AmberBelle
Profile-location-online Online

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.

Posted Aug 24, 2015
Kelly Winkelhake
Profile-location-online Online

First lesson went well. She was very helpful and patient.

Posted Aug 2, 2015
Chunzhou P.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

She is very nice and patient. The material given is not very difficult to practice on.

Posted Jun 8, 2015
Sadie B.
Profile-location-online Online

Kathryn was very helpful and patient with Sadie. It was difficult because our connection wasn't great but she made the best of it.

Posted May 12, 2015
Evan V.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Kathryn was great and very patient with my 10 years old son. I highly recommend her!

Posted Apr 21, 2015
Steve C.
Profile-location-online Online

The lessons are perfect! Just what I was looking for at this point in my study.

Posted Mar 28, 2015
Deborah S.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Patient and encouraging

Posted Aug 16, 2014
AlisonZ

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!

Posted Jun 17, 2011
JesseH

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!

Posted Jan 30, 2011
MariaS

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.

Posted May 28, 2010

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Experience

Assistant Director, Music Technology
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

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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