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Katie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 5+ and special needs

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Welcome to my studio! My name isn't Katie. I have been teaching for 18 years. I teach Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano. I specialize in classical training, but I also teach jazz, folk, and other genres. I'm excited to expand my studio to the online platform!

I have a Masters and Bachelors in Violin Performance, with a Minor in Jazz. I've performed with famous acts like Barry Manilow, Earth Wind & Fire, Phil Keaggy, the Transiberian Orchestra, and orchestras in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Florida. I'm an orchestra director for grades 3-9, and a newly appointed Professor of Strings at Thiel College.
I just returned from playing a jazz festival in Italy with great musicians from the San Francisco Symphony, Turtle Island String Quartet, Quartet San Francisco, among others!

Aside from my love of playing I love to teach!
I look forward to speaking to you!

Best regards,

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Head of Strings adjunct professor
May 2017 - Present
Thiel College

I teach Violin, Viola, Cello at Thiel College.

Assistant Concertmaster
Apr 2017 - Present
Warren Philharmonic

Sat as acting Concertmaster April

Mar 2017 - Present
Cleveland Opera

Orchestra Director
Aug 2016 - Present
Lewis School for Gifted Children

Teach grades 3-9 Orchestra, Music Theory, and Music History.

Aug 2015 - Present
Valley Lyric Opera

Nov 2011 - Present
Opera Western Reserve

May 2011 - Present
The Shrine Quartet

Oct 2010 - Present
Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

Oct 2010 - Present
Warren Philharmonic

Jun 2016 - Feb 2017
Opera Circle Cleveland

Nov 2011 - Feb 2016
South Florida Symphony Orchestra

Sep 2013 - May 2014
West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

May 2012 - Dec 2013
Transiberian Orchestra

Jul 2012 - Jul 2012
Earth Wind & Fire

Aug 2011 - Aug 2011
Barry Manilow US and Canadian Tour


M.M. in Violin Performance-Classical and Jazz
Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University
B.M. in Violin Performance with Jazz Minor
Aug 2004 - Dec 2008
Baldwin Wallace Conservatory


Professional Proficiency


Bow Restoration Workshop
Jun 2016
Oberlin Conservatory

Rehairing Violin, Viola, Cello bows


Violin Society of America
Jun 2016

The Violin Society Of America reflects a broad range of interests and concerns of those interested in violins and the art of making instruments and bows of the violin family.Founded in 1973, the Violin Society of America is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of promoting the art and science of making, repairing and preserving stringed musical instruments and their bows. Membership in the VSA is open to all who share an interest in the violin, viola, cello, bass and their bows, and thus reflects a broad and diverse range of interests and concerns, including craftsmanship, acoustics, innovation, the history of instruments and performers, technique, performance practice, repertory and other matters pertaining to instruments of the violin family.

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Photos & Videos

Final Fantasy gig in Philadelphia with Nobuo Uematsu!

Jazz group

Jeremy Cohen, formerly of the Turtle Island String Quartet and founder of Quartet San Francisco!
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Evelyn Aug 31, 2017
Violin · Online

I learn a lot in the lesson today. Can't wait for my next lesson.

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