Ms. Kristin N. Stine

Violin Teacher

Kristin Stine

SAA Member


Chatham, IL
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I am a Suzuki violin teacher with a passion for teaching music. I have recently graduated Eastern Illinois University for a Bachelor’s degree in both music education and music performance (December 2017) and have student taught in New Lenox, Illinois with Mrs. Stacy Williams-Jackson and Mrs. Jennifer Venutolo. I have recently accepted a position as a director of orchestras at Alex M Martino Jr High School in New Lenox, Illinois.

I have been playing for a total of 17 years and enjoy performing solo violin recitals and for weddings weddings, both solo and in chamber groups. I enjoy arranging, playing, and teaching all genres of violin music. Other instruments I have taken additional lessons for include the trumpet, viola, and cello. I am a registered Suzuki violin teacher and return annually for new unit training. I am very grateful for having the opportunities to study with the inspiring, respectable Suzuki teachers: Mrs. Stephanie Price, Dr. Anna Cromwell, and Unit training at Suzuki Institutes with Joanne Melvin, Nancy Lokken, Edmund Sprunger, and Roger Stieg.

I teach privately in a fun, creative, student-centered atmosphere where I not only want to teach students violin, but also watch as they begin to blossum into confident, well-rounded, independent citizens of society. I can teach through Suzuki violin book 8 and have been professionally trained through book 4 at Suzuki Institutes. I am a strong believer in the Suzuki triangle (student, teacher, and parent). I believe that Suzuki training is not only a lesson for the student to practice, but also a commitment for the parent(s) involved. I incorporate many genres of music for student interest (not only classical/Suzuki books), which I believe helps with motivation and sight-reading music.

I am also actively serving in the Air National Guard out of Springfield, Illinois, where I attend drill one weekend a month. When I am not arranging, performing, or teaching music I always enjoy staying active by working out, running, and spending time with friends and family.