"My goal as a teacher is to spark the passion of each student...to open their eyes to the expansive possibilities that music can bring to their life and community. I care deeply about having a holistic approach to my teaching and taking into consideration the background and personality of the student. Music is the universal language that connects us to our humanity and it is my hope that students leave my studio with not only technical proficiency but an understanding and a love for the art of music."
Kathleen brings 30 years of experience to her teaching studio in downtown Ojai. She draws from decades of her own studies with world renowned teachers including Franklyn D'Antonio, who was a former student of the great Jascha Heifetz and Michele Makarski, an internationally acclaimed soloist. Kathleen is an active performer in the Los Angeles studios and can often be found performing at the Hollywood Bowl, the Dolby Theater, and Disney Hall. Students of all levels, all ages, and all walks of life are welcome. Lessons are customized to your level and individual goals. Every year students will have the opportunity to play for an audience in recital as well as receiving ongoing coaching in a chamber music setting. Email Kathleen at info@OjaiStringQuartet.com to inquire about lessons.
"I have had multiple violin teachers over he past 40+ years and Kathleen is by far the best. She gives specific instructions tailored to her students needs and spends the time required to get one past difficulties with their technique. I have improved more in the past 6 months under her tutelage than in the past 20 years. I highly recommend Ojai Violin Studio."
"Kathleen is amazing! She's kind, patient and effective. My 5 year old loves going to his violin lessons and is really learning how to play and read music. Kathleen is able to adapt to different learning styles and is very supportive and encouraging. Her prices are fair and she is definitely worth the investment. I highly recommend her to anyone!"
I just want to acknowledge that we are all so fortunate to have Kathleen in our community. If you are looking for a caring, technically proficient and talented violin teacher, she's here! My daughter has been studying with her these past six months after many years away from violin and is learning so much and is very inspired! Thank you Kathleen!
“Music is the heart of life...she speaks love...without it there is no possible good...and with it, everything is beautiful ” - Franz Liszt