Kathryn Taub

Kathryn T.

Brighton, MA

Lesson Details



Kathryn delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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.

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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.


Violin Making and Repair
Sep 2014 - Mar 2016
North Bennet Street School
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2006 - May 2009
Berklee College of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

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

Handcrafted (by me!) electric violin.

Teaching a music software workshop for my "day job."
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22 Reviews

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Kyle B. Feb 21, 2018
Viola · In studio

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!

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Ellen Dec 11, 2017
Fiddle · Online

Leslie H. Nov 19, 2017
Viola · Online

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

Ashley L. Oct 15, 2017
Fiddle · In home

Kat is a great teacher! She made me feel confident. Looking forward to my next lesson!

Isabelle E. Sep 17, 2017
· In home

Great teacher

Michelle S. Jan 7, 2017
Violin · In 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.

Sophie Sep 17, 2016
Violin · In studio

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

Manan Sep 12, 2016
Violin · In studio

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

Francisco S. Mar 15, 2016
Violin · In studio

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

John Mar 2, 2016
Fiddle · In studio

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.

Naera M. Jan 15, 2016
Violin · In studio

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

Clare O. Dec 10, 2015
Fiddle · Online

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

AmberBelle Aug 24, 2015
Viola · 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.

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Kelly Winkelhake Aug 2, 2015
Fiddle · Online

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

Chunzhou P. Jun 8, 2015
Violin · In studio

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

Sadie B. May 12, 2015
Fiddle · 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.

Evan V. Apr 21, 2015
Violin · In studio

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

Steve C. Mar 28, 2015
Violin · Online

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

Deborah S. Aug 16, 2014
Violin · In home

Patient and encouraging

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!

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!

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.

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