Ms. Kate Inie-Richards

Viola, Violin Teacher

Kate Inie-Richards

SAA Member


Milford, DE

Kate Inie-Richards is currently the director of the Milford Branch at The Music School of Delaware and a core violin and viola faculty member in the school’s Suzuki Academy. She maintains a large violin and viola studio, in addition to directing and leading Suzuki viola group classes. She is a registered Suzuki teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas in ECC, violin units 1-6, and violin practicum. Ms. Inie-Richards is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy (2007) and holds degrees from the University of Memphis (B.M.) and Ithaca College (M.M., Suzuki Pedagogy). While at Ithaca College, she studied Suzuki pedagogy under Sanford Reuning and Carrie Reuning-Hummel, with additional instruction from Edward Kreitman and Stephanie Sandven. Her principal viola teachers have included Debra Moree, Lenny Schranze, David Holland and Shelley Beard Santore. From 2008 to 2013, Ms. Inie-Richards taught viola and chamber music at Interlochen Arts Summer Camp. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association. In 2016, Ms. Inie-Richards was selected as one of Delaware’s top young professionals and received the Delaware Business Times “Best 40 under 40″ award.