Katie has been playing the violin for nine years. She was a member of the SIUE Suzuki Tour Group and has recently graduated from the Suzuki program. Katie has traveled to countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, sharing her musical abilities and performing with other Suzuki programs. Katie enjoys working with children and aims to create a fun and creative learning environment. She is now attending Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville to major in elementary education. In addition to teaching violin at Swing City, Katie has also started teaching Wunderkeys, piano for preschoolers.