Kyle Washka received his Bachelor of Arts from Denison University in violin performance. He graduated with 4.00 / 4.00 music major GPA and received the distinguished achievements of Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Throughout his undergraduate career, Kyle studied with Dr. Andy Carlson and served as concertmaster of the Denison University Orchestra. Solo performances were presented regularly with the orchestra, choral ensemble, new music festival, degree recitals, and many more.
Currently, Kyle works with some of the most talented violinists of our generation including Cory Lee and Conway Kuo, both graduates of The Juilliard School. Mr. Lee has performed as a violin soloist in Carnegie Hall on several occasions, is a member of the acclaimed New York City ensemble ETHEL, and also presents lectures on music performance anxiety at The Juilliard School. Mr. Kuo is a violinist in the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and actively performs on Broadway. These teachers have guided Kyle’s musical ambition and showed him the necessary process to accomplish his goals.
As a result, Kyle has been invited to live and study in New York City over the last four years. While there, he performed in many notable venues including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Le Poisson Rouge, and The Egg. During this time, Kyle was able to experience first hand exactly what it takes to develop a career as a violinist within one of the most challenging and rewarding musical environments.
After recently returning from studies in Reykjavík, Iceland, Kyle is looking forward to sharing his experience and expertise within his hometown community. Above all else, he has developed a passion for music education, and recognizes the value of the musical process for all age ranges and skill levels. One does not need to become a professional virtuoso in order to benefit from lessons with Kyle. He welcomes all individuals with an interest in learning, and is confident that his musical process will be invaluable to anybody who comes through the door with curiosity and imagination.