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Karen Zethmayr

Violin, Suzuki, Fiddle

She/Her/Hers


Karen Zethmayr joined MSAC in 2004 teaching Suzuki violin, viola, and occasional fiddle classes. She studied at Lawrence College with a BMus with a violin major. She also studied at the American Conservatory of Music (Chicago), further study with Scott Willits. She studied privately with Giorgio Silzer in Berlin. Eastman School of Music, summer course in Suzuki pedagogy, followed by 3 years teaching Suzuki violin, mentored by Anastasia Jempelis, in Eastman's preparatory department. 4 seasons attending National String Workshop in Madison studying violin, viola, cello, and bass. She also has an Associate Degree in commercial art from MATC.Karen is a member of the Suzuki Association of Wisconsin, participating in Biennial Winter Retreats as teacher volunteer and observer. She is a past member of Independent String Teachers' Association of Madison, participating in teacher accompaniment orchestra for biennial student concert. She has played in the pit orchestra as a violinist and violist in Madison Savoyards, UW Opera, and Milwaukee community theater productions. Besides being with her grandkids and making music, mhery favorite thing to do is draw pictures and write stories.

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