Mr. Joseph C. Kaminsky

Violin, Viola Teacher / Teacher Trainer

Joseph Kaminsky

SAA Member

Joseph Kaminsky has been teaching violin for 45 years and has been a registered Suzuki Teacher Trainer since 1984. He is a frequent workshop and institute clinician and has taught at over 350 such events in 31 states, as well as at national conferences and workshops in Japan, Puerto Rico, Canada and Singapore. Mr. Kaminsky received his training studying with John Kendall, Roland/Amita Vamos, and Shinichi Suzuki. Formerly adjunct professor of violin at both the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Webster University, he currently he currently runs his private studio of 55 violin students. Mr. Kaminsky also performs as Principal 2nd violin with the Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis. Joseph Kaminsky was named the 2014 MoASTA “Artist Teacher of the Year” and “Private Teacher of the Year” in 1999. He is a regular contributor to the American Suzuki Journal.
His studio ranges from beginners age 3 and older to high school students graduates who have been accepted as music majors into Julliard, Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin, Northwestern, and Vanderbilt, and other stellar music schools. But the vast majority of his graduates have just gone on to their chosen fields, enhanced by the discipline, cognitive skills, and love of music that a Suzuki education can bring.
Joseph happily lives in St. Louis and enjoys spending time with his wife Lynn, his two adult boys, and his step daughter Erin, who is Assistant Concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony.