Caitlin Johnson

Violin Teacher

Caitlin Johnson

SAA Member


1305 21st Ave NE
Rochester MN 55906

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Caitlin is a violin teacher at the SCOTIA SUZUKI SCHOOL Of MUSIC (, 6141 Chebucto Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is currently accepting new students! Please contact her at [javascript protected email address] for lesson inquiries.

Caitlin started playing Suzuki violin as a rambunctious four-year-old. Twenty-three years later, Caitlin holds a masters from the Royal Academy of Music in London and a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from Brigham Young University. Caitlin has ten years’ experience teaching Suzuki violin to players of many ages and levels, from absolute beginner four-year-olds to twenty-something non-music-majors to retired empty nesters. Caitlin has played violin under maestros Robin Ticciati, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Semyon Bychkov, and Christopher Warren-Green at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Royal Festival Hall. While at BYU, Caitlin served as associate concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra and as a first violinist in the Philharmonic Orchestra. As part of the BYU Chamber Orchestra, Caitlin toured and performed in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including prestigious venues such as Budapest’s Liszt Academy and Beijing’s Poly Theater. Caitlin won the 2014 Utah Music Teachers Association Concerto Competition with the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Caitlin wrote her undergraduate honors thesis on the modern performer’s interpretation of Leopold Auer’s edits to Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. For her research, she was awarded several grants. Caitlin spent summer 2014 studying the concerto with violinists in Vienna, where the work was premiered. She presented her Tchaikovsky research in 2014 at an international musicology conference in Portugal. She also loves playing basketball and Bananagrams (but not at the same time).

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