Kim Bishop: TYO Camerata Strings Conductor

Kim Bishop is one of Australia’s leading violin teachers and founded a very successful music studio in Melbourne. Here she worked with students as young as 2 years old, mentoring them to successful university level studies and careers in a full range of other professions.

Kim grew up in Tasmania and completed studies in violin at the University of Tasmania with Jan Sedivka. She then moved to the University of Queensland to study with Elizabeth Morgan before taking her studies internationally.

In 1988, Kim gained a Master of Music from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, USA, studying with leading Suzuki pedagogue John Kendall. At that university she also taught for the String Development Program.

Over the years, Kim has played with a number of professional orchestras, including the Tasmanian Symphony and the Queensland Theatre Orchestra.

She was Director of Strings at Gippsland Grammar School and set up her own Suzuki Method Studio in Melbourne, Victoria.

Today, Kim is setting out on her next musical adventure by setting up a new Suzuki Method violin studio in her home town of Hobart.

Kim regularly travels to teach interstate and internationally as a Suzuki workshop teacher.

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