OBRIEN STRINGS

VIolin/Viola Lessons

Kate has over 25 years of experience teaching violin and viola lessons to children, adults, beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Her unique musical background makes her an in demand teacher in schools and at her active private studio.

She offers the study of classical music as well as popular/fiddling/rock and improvisation. In addition to teaching technique, discipline and organization skills, she also forms student ensembles and provides assistance for students joining youth orchestras. A committed music student can gain an edge in the college application process. Several of Kate’s students have gone on to study music in college and music schools; some have even received scholarships.

In addition to giving private lessons at her home studio in Orange CT, she is currently part-time Strings Instructor at an elementary school in Stratford CT. Her experience includes three years in the Continuing Education Department at Sacred Heart University, and two years as Director and primary teacher of a Suzuki School in West Haven CT.

Please contact Kate for rates and more information

From parents:

“She knows her stuff and she makes the student take responsibility for his instrument, his performance level and his dedication to self-improvement. These are not easy lessons, but for her students Kate makes them part of being good at doing anything in life.”
-Brett and Sara M.

“While being an extraordinary music teacher, her love of music is contagious to her pupils. My daughter…has blossomed into a proficient violinist and an exceptional teenager.”
- Deborah S.

“Not only is Kate an excellent music teacher, but she is a positive, sensitive individual, who can read the feelings and moods of young teenagers and draw the best from them.”
- Mary T.

“…music lessons have been both serious and pleasurable for our children. Kate’s lessons have extended far beyond violin and music. Through the discipline of music practice, she has helped to teach her students how to apply themselves to achieve whatever they desire…”
- Martha M.