The Charlestream School of Music
802-371-8127                           excellentstrings@gmail.com                            43 Pransky Road, Cabot, VT 05647
    Mrs. Kathy Charlestream is the co-founder of the Charlestream School of Music. She studied violin under the nationally know violin educator, Janet Packer at Longy School of Music. Ms Packer is an expert in violin pedagogy, Baroque style of playing, performance, and tonal vibrato training. Ms. Packer uses Dr. Neikrug techniques in her teaching. Mrs. Charlestream studied with George Seaman who was a member of the Boston Pops Orchestra and trained under Dr. George Neikrug. Dr. Neikrug studied with D.C. Dounis whose revolutionary approach to the problems of string playing and teaching influenced him to create his unique style of training. Due to this performance training, Kathy has been successful with her own students achievements in professional performance. She studied under Carrie Reuning at Ithaca College. Ms Reuning studied under Dr. Suzuki in Japan and is an expert at the Suzuki violin training method. Mrs. Charlestream was a member of the New England Youth Ensemble, directed by Dr. Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse. All of her children became renowned soloists with the group during the time that she was a member, touring Internationally.
    Kathy has been teaching violin, viola, and cello for 28 years. Professionally training students for solo performance is her love and specialty. She is also a certified Suzuki teacher and has conducted successful Suzuki violin programs in MA and VT. Kathy loves teaching and her students. Her students reflect the joy of music, with perfection and quality tone.
    Mrs. Charlestream has also conducted numerous, String ensembles, Bell choirs and Children Choirs over the years.
Kathy Charlestream ~ Violin, Viola and Cello