Mrs. Pattie Kinlaw

Violin Teacher

Pattie Kinlaw

SAA Member

Pattie Hopkins began playing the violin at age four as a student of the Suzuki Method. She received her bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogue Certification from East Carolina University studying with Joanne Bath and Ara Gregorian. Pattie is an extremely versatile musician and has a tremendous talent for fiddling as well as classical violin. She resided in Asheville, North Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee playing regularly on Broadway while helping to start the Bluegrass Underground Project in McMinnville, TN. Pattie has made appearances at a variety of music festivals on the East Coast. She has also shared stages with renowned musicians such as Jeff Bates, Percy Sledge, Lorrie Morgan, Delbert McClinton, Ronnie Milsap, Leon Russell, John Anderson, The Oak Ridge Boys, B.J. Thomas, Ray Price, Sammy Kershaw, Charlie Daniels Band, California Transit Authority, .38 Special, Tracy Lawrence, Ralph Stanley, Mountain Heart, Doug Stone, Earl Thomas Conley, 1964: Beatles Tribute Band, Ronnie McDowell, Blood Sweat & Tears, Chuck Negron, George Hamilton IV and Bill Anderson. Pattie has also made special guest appearances with famous and talented musicians including Don Helms, Bobby Osbourne, and Charlie Daniels. She now holds two private studios in North Carolina and is frequently invited to teach workshops throughout the United States for both fiddling and classical instruction. She performs regularly in the Eastern U.S. and is currently a member of the Trent River Chamber Players, Hank, Pattie & The Current of Raleigh, NC, and the Long Bay Symphony in Myrtle Beach, SC.