Katherine Messer

Viola, Violin Teacher

Katherine Messer

SAA Member


Bowling Green, KY

Though she now holds a Bachelor of Music in Classical Viola Performance from Belmont University, Katherine began her studies at age five with Suzuki violin lessons. Excelling quickly on the violin, by age five Katherine was a member of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony in the Phoenix, Arizona area. By age 10, she had added contest fiddling  to her studies and won her first contest as the Arizona State Junior Junior fiddle champion and has won many titles since, including placing in the top 10 at the national level. As a freshman in high school,  she added viola studies and has pursued those studies in college, with plans to graduate in May 2017. She was invited to perform on the Belmont University Instrumental Honors Recital on the viola in the spring of 2016 and was selected as principal violist of the Belmont University Symphony Orchestra for the 2016-2017 season.
Katherine is well versed in classical music, oldtime fiddle style, texas style fiddle, pop music, as well as world music. Follow the hyperlink to see videos and hear recordings of Katherine performing in many of these genres. http://lilfiddler.weebly.com/media.html