Katie is currently a senior at the University at Buffalo pursuing an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences and Nutrition. She began working with Buffalo String Works as a teaching assistant in the spring of 2018. Katie first discovered her love of music growing up as a dancer, and began playing the violin at the age of nine. She has participated in various NYSSMA competitions and is an active member of the University at Buffalo Symphony Orchestra. Katie will be attending medical school in the fall of 2019, and is excited to utilize her passion for music to heal and enhance the lives of her future patients.
Hannah is in her 4th semester as a teaching assistant for Buffalo String Works. She is currently attending University at Buffalo for Flute Performance. Hannah will graduate in the fall of 2019 from UB. Additionally she teaches Flute lesson in the South Towns of Buffalo, plays piccolo for Amherst Chamber Ensembles, and performs in various UB ensemble groups. She currently studies with Natalie Scanio and Caroline Sonett. Hannah is excited to continue working with the students at Buffalo String Works.
James Burnett's first cello teacher was Nate Keagle, who was “just really fun” and inspired him with his enthusiasm for cello. He is very grateful for his current teacher, Emily Hall, who always finds ways to make learning “magic.” On the weekends, James enjoys playing church music with his brother and some friends at Canisius College or St. Michael's Church. He has had some great experiences at Buffalo State in jazz and classical camps. James also likes backing up his brother in fiddle tunes, and picking out rock songs on his cello. He hopes to get an electric cello someday, when he has a job.
George Burnett started violin at Buffalo Suzuki Strings when he was about the same age as the beginner students at Buffalo String Works. He loves the violin and it is part of his life. He has recently enjoyed playing in high school musicals at Canisius High School, the Springwater Fiddler's Fair, jazz camp at Buffalo State and ECMEA. His most recent project is organizing and playing church music at St. Michael's Church. George is grateful for the opportunity to teach at BSW, and hopes to inspire his students as much as his longtime teacher Miss Sarah Mitchell inspired him.