Ms. Katherine Sullivan

Violin Teacher

Katherine Sullivan

SAA Member


Houston, TX
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Katherine Sullivan is a professional violinist and educator originally from New York and now based in Houston. She started playing the violin at age 4 and went on to study at the Manhattan School of Music pre-college division. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, a Master of Performance in Orchestral Performance from the Royal College of Music and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Nottingham.

Katherine has taught internationally at Stamford American International School where she specialized in early years education and established a comprehensive Suzuki Strings program for students ages three to five. She also founded Elementary and Secondary Strings orchestras, arranging music for both ensembles and conducting them in performances and showcases. Katherine integrated the Suzuki Philosophy and the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP) Framework and served as Interim Head of Music during her time in Singapore.

The philosophy of the Suzuki method, centered on positive education and inclusivity, forms the basis of Katherine’s teaching methodology. Katherine most enjoys the long-term impact and relationship that instrumental study offers the student and creating a unique program of study to best fulfill the students’ potential.

Katherine has lived in Houston since 2016 and runs H-Town Strings with her husband Ed Harper.