Kirsten is a passionate violin teacher and community music facilitator, intent on nurturing creativity in all her students! Music has been part of Kirsten’s life since the age of 4 when she began violin lessons. She was brought up in the Suzuki Method and she is experienced in Suzuki Pedagogy. In 2017, Kirsten graduated from Ulster University with a MMus in Music in the Community and also has a BMus in Violin Performance from Susquehanna University. During her undergraduate studies Kirsten taught violin with the Susquehanna University Music Preparatory Program. She played an active support role in the SU Strings Ensemble. In addition to individual lessons, Kirsten taught group violin classes during the quarterly strings workshops put on by the music department of the university. After completing her post-graduate degree she attended Musicians without Borders’ Training of Trainers in Ede, Netherlands. Following this training, Kirsten went on to teach violin as a volunteer with Sounds of Palestine and Musicians without Borders in Bethlehem, Palestine. Kirsten is interested in holistic education methods and studied with Dalcroze School of the Rockies towards the internationally recognised Dalcroze Certificate. Most recently she was a tutor in Irish Traditional Music for beginning fiddle students at Acadamh Ceoil in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, teaching a group class for children ranging in age 4 to 14.
Now living in Oxford, England, Kirsten is a full-time music educator. She has a private studio of violin and viola students and aims to build a practice of community music workshops for the general public.