About Us

What we do!

Each student has a weekly one-on-one lesson with Cate where guidance in clear steps and smart practice approaches are offered. The student then goes home spending time daily reinforcing what was covered...and so we grow in our abilitites!


In addition, every student takes part in bi-weekly ensemble classes where we learn the art of playing in community.

Performances, workshops & orchestral activities

Over the past two years, the Galloway Violin Studio has given performances at:

  • CatStrand Theater, New Galloway
  • Loch Arthur, Beeswing
  • Threave Estate, Castle Douglas
  • Galloway Music Festival, Newton Stewart
  • Carlingwark & Barlochan

Our students also participate in Suzuki workshops in Glasgow, Ayr, Edinburgh and England.


Orchestras our students are currently active in: 

  • National Youth Orchestras of Scotland
  • National Orchestras for All
  • SScOT
  • D & G Youth Orchestra