Beginner, intermediate, and advanced violin lessons are taught by Kathryn Lamb. These lessons are currently offered Monday and Thursdays from 1:30 – 6:00 PM. Space is limited. The suggested starting age for these lessons is 6 years old. Lessons are held on the 3rd floor of Building C, in Room 305.
Ms. Lamb enjoys sharing the joy of music with people of all ages and looks forward to helping each of her students find their own unique connection with music.
In her own words:
Music has always been significant in my life. I began studying the violin and piano at a young age, and connected with my siblings, family, and friends in ensembles from the beginning of my musical training. I had opportunities to perform with youth, All-State, and Governor’s School orchestras through high school, and served as concertmaster and assistant concertmaster for the Milligan College and Samford University orchestras. While at Samford, I studied the violin with Mr. Jeffrey Flaniken and piano with Dr. Donald Sanders. In 2017, I completed a B.S. in Music at Samford University, having
received honors in the music department and university each year. Additionally, I have studied with Jaime Laredo and members of the Emerson, Brentano, and Takás string quartets in masterclasses, performed as concertmaster for operas and musical theater productions at Samford and Red Mountain Theater, and continue to actively perform in
the greater Birmingham area.
I have been blessed with opportunities to study under great teachers and conductors, teach violin and piano lessons for a number of years, and share music in churches and nursing homes. I have seen and experienced the effect music has on myself and other people, and believe that, as well as being enjoyable to listen to and a lot of fun to play, it is a powerful method of communication. Music is a gift from God, and we should give it our best effort and continually strive to be better musicians through improving as well as artistic and expressive capabilities and understanding. I enjoy teaching violin and piano, and love to share an expressive as well as technical approach with my students. Having begun my violin training in the Suzuki method, I like to use a blended approach, often using the Suzuki violin books as a foundational lesson book with added repertoire, theory, and technique beyond that found in these books. For piano, I typically begin with the Piano Adventures books, with added theory and repertoire as needed to provide a rounded musical education.