Katelyn Lyons Peaden

Violin Teacher

Katelyn Lyons Peaden

SAA Member


Prince Frederick, MD
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Katelyn Lyons Peaden, violin, is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music where she earned her dual Master’s Degree in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy, as well as her Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance.  She studied Suzuki Violin Pedagogy with Kimberly Meier-Sims. Katelyn’s primary violin instructors include William Preucil (Concertmaster) and Stephen Rose (Principal Second) of the Cleveland Orchestra, as well as Elisabeth Adkins (Former Associate Concertmaster) and Holly Hamilton (Former 1st Violinist) of the National Symphony Orchestra.  

Katelyn was a member of the prestigious John F. Kennedy Center’s National Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Fellowship Program in Washington D.C.  She is a current member of the Canton Symphony, and has performed with the Akron Symphony, the Firelands Symphony, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and the National Repertory Orchestra as an associate concertmaster, among other ensembles.

As an avid performer, Katelyn has appeared as a soloist with the National Repertory Orchestra twice, under the baton of Carl Topilow and Marcelo Lehninger.  Additionally, she has soloed with the Chesapeake Orchestra and has soloed in the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Katelyn has amassed many years of performance experience in concert halls across the United States and abroad.

Katelyn is fully certified in the Suzuki Violin Method from Pre-Twinkle through Book 10.  She enjoys sharing her vast performance experience with her students.