I’m Katie. I teach 5th through 12th grade public school orchestra. I play the cello and the fiddle (cannot claim classical violin, but have immense respect for it). I love playing fiddle jams and learning tunes from all over the world. I conduct because I love to teach, and I teach because the best things in life aren’t meant to be kept to yourself, they are to be shared. Traveling is a part of my life, my family is a part of my life, adventures are a part of my life, music often pulls it all together and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The idea of this blog came about when friends of mine started commenting on my summer travels. Many people have asked, “how are you doing this?” or “Are you teaching, learning, observing, or getting professional development?” Hopefully this will help answer some of those questions, and will allow me to share the results of some of my crazy ideas.