Teacher Bio


Caitlin Keen holds a B.M. in Violin Performance from Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University where she double majored in violin, music education, and was an All-American rower, a M.S. from Smith College, with a focus on Pedagogy, motor learning, and Performance; and a M.M from San Francisco Conservatory, where she served as principal violist.

Dedicated to all aspects of successful teaching, her masters level work has included not only various aspects of successful music performance, but also study in developmental psychology, education, and pedagogy.

Solo performances include appearances with the North Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, Smith Symphony Orchestra (Massachusetts), Greeley Chamber Orchestra (Colorado), as well as several youth orchestras and as the violin soundtrack for the Walt Disney “Meet the Strings” String Video Soundtrack.

Committed to teaching all ages, Caitlin has taught for over 17 years privately as well as in group settings in Baltimore, Massachusetts, Colorado, and California, and has served as a faculty lecturer at UC Davis and Smith College and staff at Johns Hopkins University.  She currently teaches as a substitute at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and performs throughout the bay area.

Specializing in the application of performance psychology, injury prevention and management, motor learning, and other aspects of sport and exercise performance literature for the performing string musician, she is particularly interested in the ability of the current literature to lower the injury rate among musicians.

She is a certified member of the American String Teachers Association and American Federation of Musicians.