Violin, Viola Teacher
Katie Richardson holds a Masters in Music Education from the Texas Christian University and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Violin Performance from the University of Texas at Arlington. In addition she has completed Every Child Can, Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4, Book 5, Book 6, Book 8 and Suzuki Principals in Action Suzuki training and has had the joy of working with string students for nine years and sharing with them God’s gift of music. As winner of the University of Texas at Arlington concerto competitions in both 2009 and 2010, Ms. Richardson had the opportunity to solo with the UTA Symphony Orchestra. She has performed as guest concertmaster with the Northeast Orchestra (NEO) and also has served as guest soloist with the NEO.
Beyond performing and teaching, Ms. Richardson also has a strong interest in pursuing and promoting research in musicians’ wellness and injury prevention training. She has had the opportunity to share her research at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference, the American String Teachers Association Conference, and the Performing Arts Medicine Association International Symposium.
Ms. Richardson has received several awards and scholarships over the past years—such as the Isabel Henderson Memorial Scholarship Award, the UTA College of Liberal Arts Academic Excellence Award, the Texas Music Educator Association Graduate Music Education Scholarship, the Shinichi Suzuki Teacher Training Scholarship from 2014-2016, and the SAA D’Addario Scholarship. She was honored to be included in Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Ms. Richardson has recently accepted an offer from McGill University to pursue her Ph.D. degree in Music Education.