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 attended Northern Arizona University, where she earned 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.

During her time at NAU, Katie also completed Music Mind Games training (Units 1 & 2) with founder Michiko Yurko. She has incorporated this method into various instructional settings such as elementary orchestra classes, high school summer camps, and individual and group lessons in her studio. Katie has also participated in Paul Rolland String Pedagogy, endorsed in Level 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.  She is also involved with Mountain Springs Musical Festival, teaching Music Mind Games workshops and serving as Secretary on the Board of Directors.

Katie currently resides in Saginaw, MI, with her husband and 3 children. She offers private violin lessons and teaches with Saginaw Strings. She is also an active violinist, performing in various ensembles such as Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, Midland Symphony Orchestra, Saginaw Choral Society, and the newly-formed Maplewood Quartet.

Katie’s mission as a music teacher is to provide a safe and positive environment for her students to learn and express themselves through music. She also aims to provide them with a well-rounded music education and an encouraging environment wherewith to develop their musicality and learning skills.