Miss. Katherine D'Angelo
Cello, Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher
Katie D’Angelo has been teaching children of all ages both general music and stringed instruments for the past thirteen years. She began studying cello at the age of eight and continues to play professionally throughout Fairfield County and Westchester. As a teacher, Katie is proficient in both the violin and cello and has had many opportunities to train with both instruments as well as teach.
Katie has taught music using different methods throughout her teaching career. While studying at The University of Connecticut, Katie trained extensively in the areas of general music and string pedagogy. During her college training she began teaching “Mommy and Me” general music classes for preschool children and their parents. Since then Katie has loved teaching young children through experiential musical activities and play. Katie has received both a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from The University of Connecticut.
From 2002 through 2007 Katie taught stringed instruments at the Elementary level in The Greenwich Connecticut Public Schools. When she was introduced to the Suzuki Method, she fell in love with the joyful approach and emphasis on educating the whole child. Katie has completed Suzuki training with Janet Fantozzi, Gilda Barston, and Jean Dexter. In 2007 she also went to Texas where she studied Suzuki violin books one and two with Dr. Julia Hardie. From 2007 through 2008, Katie continued her Suzuki cello training at the prestigious New York School for Strings with Pam Devenport. In 2012 she studied both cello book 4 in Crozet, VA with Dr. Beth Cantrell, as well as violin book 3 in Massachusetts with teacher trainer Amy Matherly.
Katie has previously taught on the faculty of The Greenwich Suzuki Academy, teaching group classes and private lessons, as well as facilitating parent training. She acted as Assistant Director of the Greenwich Suzuki Academy for the 07-08 school year.
Katie currently teaches violin and cello group classes and private lessons in Fairfield County. Katie was published in the American Suzuki Journal in December 2010. Her article is titled “How to Remind Your Child Without a Fight.” Katie’s goal as a teacher is to help children become happy and musical people!