Kasey Calebaugh

Suzuki Violin Instructor, Viola Instructor

Kasey Calebaugh enjoys a wide range of musical endeavours, as a performer, chamber musician, and Suzuki teacher. As a member of The Hartt School’s Performance 20/20, an honors chamber ensemble that awards full-tuition scholarship to attend the University of
Hartford, he is pursuing a DMA under Rita Porfiris. His previous degrees include a BM from Northern Arizona University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was awarded the Outstanding Graduating Student Award, and a MM from the University of Oregon with an emphasis in Viola Performance and String Pedagogy.
Calebaugh began his Suzuki violin studies in Arizona, studying with pedagogues Louise Scott, Shell

Ruth Shilling


Violin, Viola, Chamber Groups

Ruth Shilling is the author of the book, "Success with the Violin & Life: Strategies, Techniques, & Tips for Learning Quickly and Doing Well." Ruth received her B.M. in Viola Performance from the University of Rhode Island; and an M.M. in Viola Performance from the University of Connecticut. Ruth was the principal viola of New London’s Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra for 17 years. She also spent five years in Germany, where she played for the Berliner Bach Gesellschaft and Berliner Baroque Orchestra. She can be heard on the following CDs: The Holy Grail, Awake, and Desert Rain and has also recorded with the Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra and the Windsbacher Boys Choir. Ruth piloted CSA’s Violin for Adults classes, Chamber Music for Adults, an adult Fiddle Group and the Adult String Ensemble.