Kathleen M. Lamb

Violin, Viola Teacher

Kathleen Lamb

SAA Member


Rochester, MN
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An enthusiastic educator, Kathleen Lamb has taught students age 3-year-old to adult in private and group setting for over a decade. She has taught in public and private school settings in San Francisco, CA, Redwing, MN, River Falls, WI, and Rochester, MN. Kathleen is currently focusing on her private studio, KML Violin & Viola Studio in Rochester, MN.

Ms. Lamb, a native of River Falls, Wisconsin began her violin studies at age 6, with the Suzuki method and completed all 10 books. In middle school Kathleen started studying the viola in addition to the violin. She also enjoys fiddling and improvisation.

An avid performer, Ms. Lamb has concertized since she was 8 years old. She has performed chamber music at venues across the USA and in Europe. Kathleen is a member of the Kalliope Duo recent recipient of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council Grant 2016/17 and former violinist of the Odelia Piano Trio—the Minnesota Public Radio Artist in Residence for Rochester during 2013-2014. She is a first violinist with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, MN and often performs with the Choral Arts Ensemble. Ms. Lamb has performed with the San Francisco Academy Orchestra, Mendocino Festival Orchestra, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, Texas Music Festival Orchestra, and the Kennedy Center Music Institute Orchestra. In March 2012 Kathleen performed as a soloist with the St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra, River Falls, WI.

Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied violin with Ian Swensen and chamber music with Mark Sokol and Yoshikazu Nagai. Other mentors include Ray Shows and Nancy Oliveros of the Artaria String Quartet.

Kathleen has completed hundreds of hours of Suzuki teacher training. She has studied Suzuki pedagogy with master teachers: Sherry Cadow, Carol Dallinger, Christie Felsing, Nancy Jackson, Edward Kreitman, Alice Joy Lewis, Vera McCoy-Sulentic, Edmund Sprunger, and Patricia D’Ercole. She is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the Southeastern Minnesota Suzuki Association.