Katie Benyo

Katie Benyo


2015-2018 University of Missouri Kansas City, Conservatory of Music and Dance, Masters in Violin Performance

2017 Retreat for Violin and Viola Teachers, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

 2010-2012 Missouri Western State University, Bachelor of Music Degree with an emphasis in Violin Performance and Business

2006-2008 Southeast Missouri State University, Violin Performance


Classical Violin Instructors: Joseph Genualdi, Brenda Brenner, Rico McNeela, Tamamo Gibbs,

Dr. Brandon Christensen, Marc Thayer, Elizabeth Suh Lane, and Cathy Hougland.

Fiddlers I’ve learned from: Matt Wyatt, Justin Branum, Junior Marriott, Bubba Hopkins, and Daniel Carwile. I play Texas-style, Missouri old-time, bluegrass, swing/jazz fiddle styles and have dabbled in Celtic and Irish fiddle playing as well.

Completed a Jazz Pedagogy course, 2 Jazz Improv courses, and a Jazz History course while attending UMKC.


 Classical Ensembles:

Sunday’s at Three Chamber Music Series,

Paducah Symphony

St. Joseph Symphony

Medical Arts Symphony

Kinnor Symphony

Midwest Chamber Ensemble

Classical Revolution


Kauffman Stadium, Game 1 of The World Series, 2015

KC & STL with Lindsey Stirling

KC & STL with Evanescence

Sprint Center with Two Cellos
Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS, Opened for the Eli Young Band, Farmland Bacon a Difference Concert

Verizon Amphitheater, Yallapalooza
The American Royal World Series of BBQ
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, UMKC Orchestra
Kansas City’s Cattle Baron’s Ball, American Cancer Society
Arrowhead Stadium, Hy-Vee Hotzone for the Chief’s Game
KKFI Radio Station
Opened for the country band, The Mavericks

A Few of the Groups I’ve Played With and/or Recorded With:

Lindsey Stirling




Starhaven Rounders

Maria the Mexican

Project H

Julian Davis

Ramblin’ Roses

Dead Ven

Hipshot Killer


2015-Present Private Studio: Violin/Fiddle/Viola/Mandolin/Guitar/Ukulele, Lee’s Summit, MO

  • Instruct a large studio of private students weekly.

  • Studio performs two full recitals yearly along with volunteer performances.

  • Offer group lessons for all students, planning various group activities based on participating students.

2009 – 2015 Wyatt Violin Shop: Violin/Fiddle Teacher , Independence, MO

2006- 2009 Private Studio: Violin/Fiddle Teacher, Cape Girardeau, MO

2003-2006 Wyatt Violin Shop: Violin/Fiddle Teacher , Independence, MO

2011 Artscape, St. Joseph, MO, 2011

Presented a class for two separate groups on Classical Violin vs. Fiddle Music. Played examples of both Styles of music and discussed the differences and similarities.

2007 Christian Out Church Day Camp, Hillsboro, MO

Taught at a Day Camp for Strings where I introduced fiddle playing to a large group of students. My students performed a couple fiddle tunes at the end of the camp.

2006 Three Trails Fiddle Camp, Independence, MO

Assistant instructor


 2017 St Joseph Honors Orchestra Auditions

2011 Platte County Fair Fiddle Contest

2007 Cape Girardeau Youth Orchestra Auditions

Services Provided

Violin Fiddle

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