The Hewatt Violin Studio is conveniently located in the heart of the East Bay, right off the 13 freeway near Montclair. A certified Suzuki teacher as well as a traditional teacher, Katheryn has over ten years of experience and offers violin and viola lessons. Her award-winning students receive private lessons focusing on technique as well as musicality. Theory, solfege, history, musicianship, improvisation and other supplementary topics can also be incorporated into your private musical training.
Performance opportunity is encouraged and will be encouraged regularly. When students reach an adequate level, we often times create dynamic duos within the studio, exploring wonderful ensemble music.
Anyone can learn the musical alphabet and share in this beautiful form of expression! Playing the violin can be fun, rewarding, brain-stretching, joy-inspiring, emotionally rich, and a challenging endeavor! Schedule an audition by either filling out the form on this page or calling Katheryn directly. Tuition and lesson lengths will be determined during your first consultation.
Katheryn Hewatt began her studies at the age of two under the instruction of her older brother, making her debut with orchestra at the age of 9. Beginning her studies in Texas, Ms. Hewatt moved to Seattle, WA, studying with Margaret Pressley at the Seattle Conservatory of Music. Heavily involved in the musical culture of the Northwest, she soloed with various orchestras, was featured in monthly recitals, and surrounded herself in chamber groups and collaborative experience. Ms. Hewatt was awarded the Starling Scholar Award in 2002, which provided, through The Juilliard PreCollege program, a full scholarship toward her studies with Margaret Pressley and The Seattle Conservatory of Music. She has, since then, performed internationally and studied with numerous teachers in demand worldwide, including Dean Emeritus of The Juilliard School, Stephen Clapp, David Kim, the current concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Paul Biss, violin and viola professor New England Conservatory of Music. She holds a degree with honors in violin performance and was awarded a concentration in Music-in-Education for her research in violin pedagogy.
Katheryn is an experienced performer and teacher, affiliated with Music Teachers National Association and American String Teachers Association. She has worked professionally as a faculty member at Grace College’s community outreach program, as a solo performer, and collaborative musician.