Meet Our Strings Teacher


Kat MarinoKathryn (Katy) Marino began studying the violin at the age of six at a private Suzuki studio.  She attended the Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia, and continued her music education at the Eastman School of Music, studying the violin with Lynn Blakeslee and Frank Huang.

Katy received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education cum laude in 2010.  Later, she earned a Master’s degree of Music Education at Boston University.  She has also trained at the American Suzuki Institute, completing trainings through Suzuki book 5 as well as the Suzuki Early Childhood Education Music Class.

Katy has taught violin and chamber music with the Hampton Roads Chamber Players, Lawrence Academy of Music, UW Madison’s Summer Music Clinic, and Blue Lake’s Camp Bernstein.  She spent seven years developing the K-3 Strings and Orchestra Program at North Broward Preparatory School in Coconut Creek, Florida.  In 2015, she was recognized as the Meritas Teacher of the Year.

Katy moved to Appleton in 2017 and is currently teaching General Music in the Kimberly Area School District’s Janssen, Sunrise, Westside, and Woodland Elementary Schools and the 4K Center for Literacy.  She continues to play the violin with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and teach private violin lessons in Darboy.