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Hochstein String Faculty-Katie Worley

Instrument/Department: Violin, Suzuki Violin, Ensembles
Joined Hochstein Faculty in: 2000

Katie Worley, violin, holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Violin Performance from Eastman School of Music, studying with Catherine Tait and Charles Castleman. She began violin as a Suzuki student at the age of 4, and has received Suzuki teacher training from several Suzuki Institutes in the U.S. and Canada. Worley has been teaching at Hochstein since 2000, currently teaching more than 40 private students and several Suzuki group classes. She has played professionally in the Syracuse Symphony, as a substitute in the Rochester Philharmonic, and has travelled with orchestras for performing opportunities in Heidelberg, Germany and the Bahamas. She received Hochstein Faculty Service Award in 2015.

More About Katie Worley

Hometown: College Station, TX

What inspires me: Hearing others play

When I’m not at Hochstein, you can find me: Taking care of my many pets

Favorite place to travel: Heidelberg, Germany

Favorite TV show: Gray’s Anatomy

What people would be surprised to know about me: Though I’m very organized and like everything to be clean and orderly, I despise doing dishes.