My Story

Kathleen Swayze is a violinist and violist, originally from Northern VA. She earned a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Indiana University and a Master of Music Education Degree from Butler University. She taught middle school orchestra for 23 years in the Indianapolis area and is now freelancing and teaching lessons. Kathleen is a published composer of string orchestra music for young people, and is hoping to publish her first novel soon; it's entitled "Mary Anne's Rhapsody," about a violinist. She was awarded Outstanding Middle School Educator by the Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) in 2012. She's also very proud of her legacy as a 30+-year veteran goalkeeper in the Central Indiana Women's Soccer League.