Kerry Bollinger Blanton, Violin & Viola (Suzuki & Traditional)
Teaching Artist Statement
My goal is to help my students find and develop their relationship with music and their instrument. Everyone has their own goals and journey that they want to take with music, and no two people are the same in that regard. I always strive to make sure that my students are getting some level of enjoyment and meaning out of their lessons with me, while promoting a careful balance of structure, technique, and self-discipline. I want to share my love and knowledge of music with my students and help facilitate their own life-long musical journey, in whatever capacity that may be.
Performance Bio Kerry received her Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Puget Sound, where she studied under Joyce Ramée. She taught viola and violin through the University of Puget Sound Community Music program where she also worked with her students in chamber groups. Kerry also has her certification in violin training from the Suzuki Association.
Born and raised in the Puget Sound region, she has studied and worked with a number of groups and organizations in the area, such as Village Theater, Olympia Symphony, and the Max Aronoff Viola Institute. Kerry is currently a member of Seattle Philharmonic performs regularly with the Aperture Initiative - a classically trained chamber group with a love for video game and new music.