Kathleen Spring holding a violin

Kathleen M. Spring

Adjunct Faculty

What I do

Adjunct Faculty, Suzuki Violin Pedagogy


violin, Suzuki Pedagogy

Professional Biography

Kathleen Spring has been an active violin teacher for over 40 years. At the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music, she teaches Suzuki Violin Pedagogy. Spring also maintains a large studio in the metro Denver area. As a registered Teacher Trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, she teaches both students and adults in numerous summer workshops. Spring is also a long time member of ASTA and received their Outstanding String Educator - Private Studio Award for Washington State in 1996.

Spring holds a master of music degree in violin performance from the Lamont School of music. Former teachers include, among others, Alan Bodman, Eduard Melkus, and James Maurer. Her music passions include playing chamber, teaching violin and Suzuki pedagogy. Her non-music passions are travel, hiking and skiing.


  • Studied during a year abroad, no degree, Violin, Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst
  • BA, Violin, Walla Walla University, 1974

Licensure / Accreditations

  • ECC Trainer
  • Teacher Trainer for the SAA

Professional Affiliations

  • American String Teachers Association
  • Suzuki Association of the Americas
  • Suzuki Association of Colorado


ASTA American String Teachers Association
SAA Suzuki Association of the Americas
COS Colorado Suzuki Association


Spring, K. M., & Levene, D. (2010). Sonata Recital. Kathleen Spring. Denver South SDA Church, Denver, CO, USA.
Spring, K. M. (1998). Concert Hour Program for WA State MENC Convention. Con Brio. Rogers Junior Highschool, College Place WA.
Spring, K. M. (2011). Master Class. Colorado Springs Suzuki Teachers, Colorado Springs, CO, USA.
Spring, K. M. (1988). Walla Walla Symphony. Walla Walla Symphony. Walla Walla Symphony, Walla Walla, WA, USA.
Spring, K. M., von Foerster, R. C., & Worth, K. (2000). Montview Trio Concert. Montview Trio. Walla Walla University, Walla Walla, WA, USA.


Spring, K. M. (2006). Shinnichi Suzuki: Roots and Realization. Suzuki Association of the Americas International Conference. Minneapolis, MN, USA: Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Spring, K. M. (2006). Shinichi Suzuki: Roots and Realization. Oregon Suzuki Institute. Newberg, OR, USA: Suzuki Association of the Americas.


  • ASTA Outstanding String Educator--Private Studio for Washington State, Washington State Chapter of the American String Teachers Association
  • Educational Scholarship, Suzuki Association of the Americas
  • Pi Kappa Lambda Member, Pi Kappa Lambda