Violin teacher and performer

Caitlin Whitehouse

**As of September 2015, Caitlin is on tour with Barrage 8. Joyful Noise wishes her safe travels & looks forward to welcoming her back at the end of 2016. http://www.barrage8.com

My name is Caitlin Whitehouse and I’m a violinist.  I recently relocated to the Asheville area in February and I’m very excited to be a part of the Joyful Noise Community.  I grew up in Sarasota, Florida, a beautiful city on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  I’ve been playing the violin for over fifteen years. During this time, I have been honored to perform at remarkable venues such as Carnegie Hall, Bass Hall, and even at the Cowboys Stadium with Tim McGraw. I have a degree in violin performance from the University of North Texas, where I studied classical music and was able to perform on many classical and jazz recitals with many of my incredible colleagues.  I have also performed country/bluegrass music with several bands in Dallas, as well as funk music at the Dallas House of Blues, opening for Parliament Funkadelic.  I was fortunate enough to share the stage with Dave Brubeck, performing one of his compositions at the University of North Texas.  Other regular engagements include performances at weddings.  I have performed for over a hundred weddings in the Dallas area, during the seven years that I lived there.  Each wedding is a unique experience and the musical selections include everything from classical to popular music.  I also have experience recording in the studio.  I’ve recorded in Nashville, Florida, and Texas.

During the time that I am not performing, I love to spend my time teaching!  I have eight years of experience teaching both violin and piano.  I teach students as young as four, and as old as possible!  In my eyes, it is never too late to experience the joy of learning how to play music.  I balance hard work with fun in my lessons, and I am open to teaching many different styles of music.  I believe in teaching the essential technical fundamentals, but I personalize my lessons to the student’s goals and interests and help them to achieve their musical dreams.