Mrs. Collins



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Mrs. Collins

Hello Everyone!

My name is Caitlyn Collins. This will be my 6th year teaching orchestra. I teach both at Jacksonville Commons Middle and Northside High. My primary instrument is violin, but I am able to play and teach all of the string instruments. I started playing Violin when I was in third grade in Caledonia, Michigan. I fell in love with music and have been playing ever since! I recieved my Bachelor's Degree in Music Education at the University of North Carolina in Greensobo where I studied under Fabian Lopez and Dr. Rebecca MacLeod. 

My inspiration for teaching came from my Middle School orchestra teacher who really instilled a love for violin. I have been fortunate to have great musicians in my life that have helped shape who I am as a teacher and musician. I hope to be that same inspiration for all of the students that cross my path. I am looking forward to working with your student this year and helping mold them into fine young musicians!

I recently was married to a band director, so if you see anything that says Caitlyn "Garner", it is still me! Currently my email address is if you would like to contact me regarding any questions about the orchestra classes.