Katy Buckbee has been teaching fiddle and Suzuki violin at Medicine Bow Studio in her hometown of Boulder, Colorado since 1996. She holds a BA in Music from the University of Colorado, and became a nationally certified Suzuki Violin Teacher under the guidance of renowned pedagogue William Starr.
In addition to having studied classical violin, Katy is an avid fiddler and active member of Colorado’s thriving roots music community. In 2008, she began Texas-style lessons with two-time national champion Katie Glassman, and has since attended many fiddle camps in Colorado and Texas, where she had the opportunity to study with some of the country’s top fiddlers including Darol Anger, Casey Driessen, Brittany Haas, Wes Westmoreland and Billy Contreras.
She has taught the Budding Program at A Midsummer Day’s Dream String camp in Boulder since 2011, and took first place in her division at both the Weld County Fiddle Fest in 2012, and the Colorado Fiddle Championships in 2013.
Katy’s teaching focuses on the skills needed for any style: proper technique, ear-training, patience, and fun. This holistic approach lets the student follow their musical inspiration.
For more information about Katy and Medicine Bow Studio you can visit her website at www.medicinebowstudio.com
Boulder, CO 80301