AUSTA String Teacher Profile


Karin Griffin (McKay)

Suburb: Subiaco

Postcode: 6008

Studio Phone: 0417 108 817

Mobile Phone: 0417 108 817


Instrument: Violin Beginner to tertiary and professional (Viola to intermediate)

Qualifications: 40+ years Teaching and Performing

Levels: Beginner to Advanced tertiary and professional.

Fees: On Application and Acceptance

State: WA

Karin has over 40 years experience as a professional violinist and teacher. She brings to her teaching a broad depth of professional performance experience and eclectic training in most types, forms and genre of music from around the world.

She has tutored and given master classes workshops and Professional Development, adjudicated in London, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Geraldton and Bunbury (WA) Thailand and recently for AUSTA QLD in Bunderberg. She was a committee member of AUSTAQ (Australian String Association Queensland) a former president of the Australian String Association (WA), was a qualified member of WA Music Teachers Association, and a former examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board WA.

Karin has tutored students of all ages and stages and is passionate about handing on her skills providing advanced teaching and mentoring, and assisting others with their teaching practices. Many former students are now themselves tutoring and performing professionally in Australia and around the world.

She currently performs as a freelance Violinist/Fiddler and folk music performer playing live music. Karin has performed with various orchestras, bands, quartets, trios, jazz groups and duos and has also shared the stage with such greats as: Eric Clapton, Henry Mancini, Dizzy Gillespie, Larry Adler & Sinead O’Connor and worked with the Royal Philharmonic and BBC Concert Orchestras, WA Symphony Orchestra as well as performing on films such as Licence to Kill and Mad Max (1 & 2) starting her career in Melbourne with the Brian May and the ABC Melbourne Showband playing on recordings and films, TV performances on young talent time and Darrel Summers shows and leading and solo in West End Musicals from an early age.

She presently lives in Perth where she is teaching and performing on a bridge dragon electric violin (blues), a spur semi acoustic (gypsy jazz) and as a classical violinist.

If you are interested in talking further or you wish to book an initial lesson/audition or for performing then please contact her on:
0417 108 817