It is my great pleasure to recommend Kathy Charlestream as an inspiring and dedicated teacher. Kathy's warm-hearted enthusiasm and energy, and her attention to the individual needs of each student are truly special.

   ​Kathy has excellent understanding of string teaching and special insights into developing the expressive aspects of violin playing, especially tone and vibrato.

​​   Her students are indeed fortunate to reap the benefits of her years of teaching experience, her lively and nurturing approach, and her great love of sharing music.

Janet Packer
2012 Massachusetts American String Teachers Association Studio Teacher of the Year

​Former Chair, Conservatory Strings,
​Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA

​Faculty, Rivers School Conservatory, Weston, MA