Cara Garofalo

Violin Teacher

Cara Garofalo

SAA Member


Pittsburgh, PA
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Cara Garofalo graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Duquesne University where she studied under Christopher Wu of the Pittsburgh Symphony. She has since continued private studies with other acclaimed teachers including David Kim of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Jeremy Black of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Cara has been an active and passionate performer in music communities throughout Pennsylvania and other states, frequently performing with many symphonies and ensembles including the Reading Symphony Orchestra, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. She has also worked for summer music festivals including Music Academy International in northern Italy and Endless Mountain Music Festival in Wellsboro, PA. In addition to her classical music background, Cara also enjoys recording, collaborating and performing with various locally and internationally acclaimed rock and pop artists in addition to her improvisational trio Pariah Dog, which she helped cofound. Cara has held a private studio of students at her home as well as at various schools since 2010. She has great enthusiasm for educating students through music.