Coughlan Strings

Coughlan Strings

5.0 (2)
11 years in business

About this pro

I believe that music lessons should be both fun and challenging. I am not there to crack a whip, I am there to help facilitate learning and and love for music. While I typically stick to a classical approach I like to leave the door open for students to explore other genres of music. Lesson time is just as much the student’s time as it is mine. I encourage challenge without deterring the student from the instrument.

Number one, I love music. While classical music is what I am most familiar with I push myself to try different genres of music. I have played in fiddle bands, rock bands, churches, and avant-garde projects. I enjoy passing my experiences and passions along to other people. I also love to meet different people from different backgrounds. I have met some of the most fascinating and special people during my time as a teacher and performer. I always look forward to lessons and enjoy watching students grow.

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Austin, TX 78757
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2 Reviews


  • Joseph Tidline

    She is very experienced and helpful with various techniques. She is always nice and understands how to talk to her students and help them to improve. She is flexible which is especially great for adult students and keeps me in the loop when things come up.

  • Dee Brosnan

    Caiti was a perfect teacher for my new violin student. She was patient, encouraging and took the time to find and suggest outside activities that would engage my daughter. We give her high recommendations!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Before I start lessons I like to ask the student what pushed them towards taking lessons in the first place. I am always surprised by the eclectic answers I have gotten over the years. While I have my typical methods, I always try to work with the student to incorporate their interests into the lessons, even from the get go. Whether the student is a beginner or has playing experience my first step is to get base technique solidified. However, that doesn't mean a student has to follow a strict regimen. I believe that everyone learns differently and my first goal is to find out what motivates them and what their learning style is.  

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a bachelor of arts from the University of Texas in Austin with a focus in music education and a minor in psychology. I also spent two years at the UT strings project, a program designed for students to not only receive private instruction but also receive orchestral experience, theory lessons, and group technique classes.  

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I have two payment plans. You can either pay by the lesson, or pay for the month up front and receive a $5 discount on each lesson. 30 minute lessons are $35 per lesson or $120 for the month. 45 minute lessons are $50 per lesson or $180 for the month. 60 minute lessons are $60 per lesson or $220 for the month. 

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