Ms. Kristin N. Stine

Violin Teacher

Kristin Stine

SAA Member


Charleston, IL
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I am a Suzuki violin teacher with a passion for teaching music. I have been playing for a total of 16 years and am a student attending Eastern Illinois University for a Bachelor’s degree in music education. I teach privately in Charleston, Illinois, and perform with the Eastern Illinois Symphony Orchestra. I perform solo violin recitals as well as perform for weddings and chamber groups. I enjoy playing all genres of violin music, and also plays trumpet; currently studying with Dr. Cheetham at Eastern Illinois University. 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, currently training with Dr. Anna Cromwell, and Unit training at Suzuki Institutes with Joanne Melvin and Nancy Lokken.

I teach privately in a fun, creative, and exciting atmosphere where I not only want to teach students violin, but also watch as they begin to blossum into a well-rounded, diverse person while adapting to the fundamentals of the Suzuki method. I can teach through Suzuki violin book 8 (I have been trained through book 2 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 involved. I incorporate many genres of music for student interest (not only classical/Suzuki books), which I believe helps with sight reading music.

I am a military member of the Air National Guard assigned in personnel, maintenance squadron, in Springfield, Illinois, where I attend drill one weekend a month. When I am not in school, involved in music, or teaching, I always enjoy coaching my younger sister in violin, staying active by working out, running, outdoor sports, and reading.