Kate LaRiviere

Violin Teacher

Kate LaRiviere

SAA Member


Brookline, MA
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Kate LaRiviere began taking Suzuki violin lessons as a three year-old with Louise Wear, and continued her lessons as a teenager with Marylou Speaker Churchill at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School in Boston, MA. Kate studied violin performance at Rice University, and Brigham Young University where she received her Bachelors of Music in violin performance. She later studied violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy with Teri Einfeldt and Linda Fiore at the Hartt School in Hartford, CT where she received her Masters of Music in violin performance and was a member of the 20-20 intensive chamber music program.

Kate has performed as soloist with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and the Brigham Young University Philharmonic Orchestra, and has served as concertmaster of the Brigham Young University Philharmonic and Chamber orchestras as well as the Hartt School of Music’s Symphony

Kate is a freelancing violinist and has performed with Sacramento area orchestras such as the Sacramento Philharmonic and the Modesto Symphony.

Kate currently resides in Brookline, MA with her two children ages 12 and 9.

Kate has taught in her private home studio for the past 15 years. After a two year sabbatical to further her education, Kate opened her home studio to students in November of 2019. Find out more about the studio at brooklinesuzukiviolinstudio.musicteachershelper.com.