Katie von Braun

Katie V.

New York, NY

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Katie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 75

Teaching since:
May 2015

Hello potential student! My name is Katie and I can't wait to meet you. I have been teaching violin lessons since 2008 and have loved helping my students develop a passion for music and a stronger connection to the world around them. I graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2015 with a Masters of Music, and the University of Michigan in 2013 with a Bachelor of Music. I have experience teaching private and group lessons, from beginner to advanced. This past year I worked with New York City teaching organizations that included Harmony Program, Opus 118 Harlem School of Music and Ethical Culture Fieldston School. I am a bubbly, patient, open-minded person, and my teaching style is flexible, creative but methodical. I look forward to helping you reach your goals! :)

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Teaching Intern
Aug 2016 - Present
Opus 118 East Harlem School of Music

Assistant violin teacher
Sep 2013 - May 2015
Conservatory in the Schools

Violin teacher
Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
Dessaix-Baptiste Music School, Haiti

Violin teacher
Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
Ecole de Musique, Haiti

Violin teacher
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Cemuchca Music School, Haiti

Sectional coach
Dec 2011 - Jan 2013
Skyline High School, Ann Arbor

Program coordinator & violin teacher
Sep 2008 - May 2009
Andover-Lawrence Strings Program


Masters of Music, Violin Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2015
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance
Sep 2009 - May 2013
University of Michigan


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fiscal Sponsorship
Sep 2015
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music
Presidential Scholarship Award
Sep 2013
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Merit Scholarship
Sep 2009
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Photos & Videos


With 6th grade violin class after their 2nd recital

With 5 year old beginner student Miles

Gershwin - Excerpts from Porgy & Bess
Still - Mother and Child
Ponce - Estrellita
Photo by Katie V.

Photo by Katie V.

Photo by Katie V.
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5 Reviews

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Anita Liss Aug 7, 2018
Violin · In home

Katie was exceptionally patient and encouraging with my five year old daughter. She was a major asset in teaching my daughter the basics of violin - including proper stance and note formation. I could not recommend her enough.

Michele Aug 9, 2016
Violin · In studio

Katie was a wonderful violin teacher for my son (four years old at the time). Katie knew how to make learning music and the violin fun through games and various activities. She was attentive and patient, kind and encouraging. She worked with us to allow him to participate in the annual recital--she played a simple, beautiful song while he plucked an open string. She is reliable, accessible, and caring. Couldn't ask for a better, more qualified, and dynamic teacher than Katie to facilitate a positive musical experience a young child.

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Michelle Mar 30, 2016
Violin · In home

I greatly enjoyed my violin lessons with Katie. She improved my violin technique, encouraged me to tackle challenging solo pieces, and helped me prepare for youth orchestra auditions. She also guided me in producing video recordings for my college applications. On top of that, she is extremely patient and cheerful. Katie is the best!

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Zack B. Jan 19, 2016
Violin · In home

Katie is a fantastic teacher! She taught me for six months and introduced me to the violin (I had never played before meeting her). She was patient, diligent, and communicated effectively. I would highly recommend!

Zack B. Jul 8, 2015
Violin · In home

Katie is awesome!

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