Violin, Suzuki Strings
Kimberly received her B.A. in Neuroscience from Oberlin College where she also studied violin privately with Gregory Fulkerson and performed with the Oberlin Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. She received her M.M. in Violin Performance from DePaul University and she has also completed Suzuki training in Books 1-6.
Performance and Teaching Experience
While in Chicago, Kimberly performed with the Civic Orchestra (training orchestra to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), the Civic MusicCorps program and gave musical lectures in the City Colleges of Chicago. She was a frequent solo, chamber music, and orchestral performer in venues throughout Chicagoland. Kimberly is currently performing with the Chicago Sinfonietta and regional orchestras in the DC and surrounding areas.
In addition to being the former Chair of Violin Department at the Suzuki-Orff School, Kimberly has also taught at the Music Institute of Chicago and Pathways Program for foster children.
Kimberly has been on the Levine faculty since 2012 where she teaches both Suzuki and traditional violin as well as instructs Suzuki Violin Pre-twinkle and Book 1 group classes.
“I am very happy to be part of such a talented and committed group of music professionals. I also appreciate the support and commitment of the staff and administration for the musical goals of the organization.”
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
“Music is a joy and a treasure. My goal is to share that joy with the families that come for lessons. By working together, the student, parent and teacher all learn. Playing the violin gives families valuable lessons in perseverance, patience and the benefits of working diligently. A solid foundation in violin technique, theory and musicianship gives children the tools to express themselves creatively in music. In working with the students, I get to see that every student is a unique individual, a work of art. Therefore my teaching is uniquely tailored to each student to give them the skills to achieve their highest potential.”