Kathryn Seigfried

Violin, Viola Teacher

Kathryn Seigfried

SAA Member


Saginaw, MI

Katie Seigfried grew up in Mesa, Arizona, where she developed a love of music through dance, piano, and violin lessons.  She started teaching violin lessons when she was 14 years old, and discovered that it was her passion, and decided to pursue music education as a career.  She attended Northern Arizona University, where she received Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Education and Violin Performance.  While at NAU, she served as concertmistress of the NAU Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, played with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, and performed in various settings throughout Northern Arizona with the Wren Quartet.  She also participated in the Suzuki long-term teacher training program, completing her registration for violin books 1-10, and Music Mind Games training, completing Units 1 & 2. 

Katie has been an active member of the Suzuki community since 2009, teaching in workshops, magnet programs, and private and group lessons.  She has also worked in the public schools as a summer high school orchestra workshop instructor and an elementary orchestra teacher.  Her mission as a music teacher is to provide her students with a well-rounded music education, an encouraging and safe environment wherewith to develop their skills, and positive musical experiences that will increase their confidence in their ability to learn.

Teaching experience & Training:
- Strings specialist with SOUNDS Academy
- Elementary strings teacher at Crismon Elementary School
- Bachelor’s Degree: Instrumental Education (NAU)
- Led masterclasses and sectionals at various public schools and levels
- Student taught elementary, junior high, and high school orchestras
- Participated in NAU’s long-term Suzuki teacher-training program. Registered Suzuki teacher in Books 1-10
- Music Mind Games training, Units 1 & 2
- Taught with the NAU Suzuki Academy, teaching private lessons, group classes, Music Mind Games, masterclasses, and workshops, and participating in numerous community events and recitals.
- Taught group violin classes K-2 at Marshall Magnet Elementary School
- Taught masterclasses and Music Mind Games at Arizona Suzuki Association workshops
- Violin Faculty at Marcos de Niza High School Summer Orchestra Camps
- Judge for NAU ASTA Certificate Advancement Program
- Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Workshop

Performance experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree: Violin Performance (NAU)
- Studied under: Whitney Jensen, Patricia Cosand, Shelley Rich, and Dr. Louise Scott
- Performed in masterclass with numerous well-known musicians and pedagogues (including Elena Urioste, Giora Schmidt, Carrie Reuning, Michael McLean, and Doris Preucil)
- Chamber music experience under the direction of Dr. MaryAnn Ramos (NAU)
- 1st violin in Wren Quartet
- Concertmaster for NAU Symphony and Chamber Orchestras
- Performed with Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra

Professional Organizations:
National Association for Music Educations (NAfME)
Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA)
American String Teacher Association (ASTA)
Arizona Suzuki Association (ASA)
Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA)