Musician and educator Kate Outterbridge works to meaningfully challenge the status quo in the service of engaging and uniting people through the performing arts. A dynamic violinist, fierce advocate of contemporary performance practices, and promoter of responsible and thorough music education in the city of Los Angeles and beyond, Kate performs at the forefront of today’s music scene. Kate is a founding member of “The Furies,” a feminist duo that promotes the sharing of stories and experiences of those traditionally underrepresented in the classical music canon.
A dedicated and experienced teacher, Kate has served as a teaching artist and strings coordinator for a variety of community based music programs. Kate uses a blend of Suzuki pedagogy, Creative Ability Development, and mindfulness exercises when teaching children in group and individual settings. Past teaching projects include a two year fellowship at Community MusicWorks, virtual summer programming with Project 440, traveling to Seoul in conjunction with the LA Philharmonic tour to work with Korean El Sistema students, and visiting Osceola County high schools with The Road to College to talk about college pathways. Kate strives to breathe new life into traditional string pedagogy, discover and dismantle White supremacist culture within teaching practices, and create meaningful lasting connections with students and families through the power of community building.
While not playing her violin, Kate enjoys traveling to new places, eating dessert first, and finding the funny in everything. For more information please visit www.kateplaysviolin.com