Degrees and Certifications:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to contact me regarding any questions about the orchestra classes.