Katherine Gilger Violin Lessons
I bring my range of experience and love of music to every lesson and hope to enrich the students lives by showing them the joy of music. I think playing is a lot of work but should always be fulfilling and enjoyable. I bring that mindset to every lesson.
Violinist Katherine Gilger currently lives in Raleigh, NC yet prior to the Covid pandemic she resided in New York City and has been teaching in the city for the last five years. She recently graduated from the Mannes School of Music where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. While at Mannes, Katherine studied with David Chan, concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and renowned pedagogue Aaron Rosand. Katherine also served as concertmaster of the Mannes Orchestra. Katherine performs in the Montclair Orchestra in New Jersey and with the North Carolina Symphony and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, Katherine is an active chamber musician having performed with members of the American Ballet Theatre, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. A frequent recitalist, Katherine has played recent concerts in Vermont, North Carolina, upstate New York for the Young Musicians Forum, and around New York City. Growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina, Katherine began playing the violin at seven years of age and the piano at four. She studied with North Carolina Symphony Assistant Concertmaster Rebekah Binford and was concertmaster of three youth orchestras. Katherine hopes to bring her experience playing all different kind of music and her love of playing to all her students. She hopes to enrich their lives and expand their horizons with the joy of learning music.
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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a bachelors and masters in violin performance from the Mannes School of Music studying with some of the best violin pedagogues Aaron Rosand and David Chan.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with students of all ages. I have taught adults and children as young as 3-years-old.