Mrs. Kathryn Estes

Cello, Bass, Piano Teacher

SAA Member


Arlington, TX
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Kathryn Estes is a cellist, pianist, and bassist and has taught private lessons, string ensemble, and music theory since 1999. Mrs. Estes holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy with a minor in Cello Performance from Sam Houston State University. Mrs. Estes is involved in regular teacher training, and regularly attends workshops on teaching, music therapy, cello, piano, and bass.

Before moving to Arlington, Texas, Mrs. Estes was the principal cellist of the Kingwood Pops Orchestra for 15 years. She participates in both solo and ensemble performances with various orchestra’s and area churches. In high school she played with the distinguished Virtuosi of Houston. She has traveled to Eastern Europe and China performing with the Sam Houston State University Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the SHSU Chamber Players. Since 1994 she has regularly played with Joyous Rhapsody’s string quartet at weddings, AARP dinners, church functions, at nursing homes, and for other special occasions. The group has performed for the NASA astronaut holiday banquet, Home School Stars Banquet, The Singing Men of Texas, and for Rosemarie Trapp (of the Von Trapp family).

Beginning in early childhood, Mrs. Estes generated a passion for music and has dedicated her knowledge and abilities to her students. Her professional organizations include the Texas Music Educators Association, American Music Therapy Association, Southeast Texas Suzuki Association, and the Suzuki Association of the Americas.