Coral Springs, Broward County, Florida
Teaches Cello & Violin
Locale Coral Springs, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami
Kathleen is an experienced piano, violin, cello and guitar teacher, teaching at her home studio in Coral Springs, Florida.
Cello & Violinbabies and Kathleen
I have been searching for years for a program just like Stringbabies! It is the only comprehensive strings program available that teaches violin and cello to preschool children that has proven successful and builds the foundation required for my students to participate with the Royal Conservatory of Music Development Program once they complete the Stringbabies program.
Stringbabies was carefully developed with the pre-reader in mind and eliminates the normal struggles of reading conventional music for the pre-reader, allowing the student to focus on learning to play their violin or cello. Students then migrate to reading, playing and composing music using conventional notation with ease without the common difficulties that occur with the younger student. Students learn proper technique, they develop composition, singing, rhythmic and aural skills. Students are engaged throughout the lessons singing songs, playing games and composing music which builds confidence and creativity.
I am very excited to be the first teacher in the United States to offer Stringbabies to my students. Teaching strings to preschoolers can now be enjoyable and rewarding and the students will love learning and attending their lessons.
My thoughts on teaching music
People often ask me when they should start their child in piano lessons. My answer: as soon as possible! It is never too early to start exposing your child to the world of music. Children learn best through play. They experience the world through all of their senses, and they are constantly learning. They will not respond well to lengthy explanations or drills. A play-centered environment allows them to learn without even realizing they are learning.
Kathleen was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio in 1959. Kathleen began her music education at the age of four. She began her professional studies under the guidance of Professor Werner Sontag at Ohio Northern University’s Music School at the age of eleven in 1970. Ohio Northern University’s Music School continues to be one of the Midwest’s leading academic institutions with a respected Music program. Kathleen’s studies continued at The Music Institute of Chicago after relocating to the Chicago area with her family in 1975 adding strings to her program of study with the violin and cello.
Completing her studies Kathleen began teaching formally in 1979. Kathleen is currently the only Strings teacher in the West Palm Beach and South Florida areas who participates with the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. Kathleen’s students also participate at festivals with the National Federation of Music Clubs and Florida Federation of Music Clubs along with local and state competitions.
Kathleen is a member of the American String Teachers Association ASTA, the National Association for Music Education NAfME and supports several local charities and music organizations in her community. Kathleen is a benefactor to the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy in Miami Beach, Florida. She encourages her students to participate with local and statewide ensemble opportunities and fellow programs when offered.
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