Location: Manhattan, NYC
- Masters of Music in Violin Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music
- Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance, minor in Sociocultural Anthropology from University of Michigan
- Katie has experience teaching violin, viola, piano and chamber music in classroom, group, private in-home and virtual settings from ages 3-adult.
Katie B. is a New York City-based violinist/violist who loves to share her passion for music! She has taught at many music schools and is certified in teaching Books 1-4 of the Mark O’Connor Fiddle Method and is currently enrolled in the School for Strings Suzuki Teacher Training. She has taught privately and in group classes, from beginners to advanced adults. Katie’s teaching methodology is catered individually to each student, but centers around a universal rigorous technique foundation. Prioritizing a creative and engaging learning environment, she encourages students to embrace their personal musical preferences, whether they be classical, opera, musical theatre/film, pop/rock, bluegrass or even writing their own music. Additionally, Katie began taking piano lessons at three years old and has continued to play and teach throughout her career.
Katie has performed with Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King and Dear Evan Hansen, the American Ballet Theatre, the American Symphony Orchestra, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Westchester Philharmonic, and New London Barn Playhouse as an onstage bluegrass fiddler. She has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House, Radio City Music Hall and upcoming at Lincoln Center. In addition to performing and teaching, Katie works as a freelance public relations & marketing representative for classical musicians.