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Pamela Kather 

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Violin Lessons - Traditional * Suzuki * Fiddling * Swing Jazz
Lessons start at $130 a month


  • Tuition payments are due monthly at the first lesson of each month, which usually falls during the first week of each month.
  • Fees are based on 4 lessons per month. Monthly fees may be lowered or increased, depending on the number of lessons in the month.
  • A $5 late fee is charged for tuition payment made after the first week of each month.
  • Violin instruction includes a mandatory Group Lesson on the first Friday of every month except July and August
  • The student pays for missed lessons.
  • Lessons canceled by the teacher are either reimbursed, credited or made up at the discretion of the teacher.
  • Students need to arrive at lessons on time, with instruments and music. Please see that children have used the bathroom and cleaned hands ahead of time.
  • A parent is expected to attend all lessons of children, unless the instructor tells parents otherwise.
  • The parent is to take notes during the lesson or record the lesson for home study.
  • The student and parent must commit to daily home practice and listening to the recordings.


  • Choral Music Instructor K-8, Progressive Schoolhouse, Paradise, CA, since 1992
  • Chico Symphony Orchestra member since 1984
  • Chico Strings found and member since 1988
  • M.A. Music Education, CSU, Chico, 1988
  • Piano Studies at New England Conservatory of Music and Berklee School of Jazz, Boston, MA
  • Cello Studies with Marie Carpentier, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Violin Studies with David Stockhammer, L.A. Philharmonic, and David Mallory, CSU, Chico
  • Suzuki Violin Teacher Training, 1985, 1986, 1993
  • Orff Schulwerk Training, 1977
  • Waldorf Teacher Training, 1976-1978
  • Dalcroze Eurhythmics Workshop, Chico, CA, 1988
  • Stanford Jazz Workshop, Stanford University, 1994
  • Musical Therapy Training K-12, Camphill, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1978


  • The Music Connection     Chico
    (530) 898-0110
  • 341 W 3rd St, Chico, CA 95928
  • The Music Connection    Redding