KATIE EKBERG is a Twin Cities-based violinist, violist, and teacher. She received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, and went on to earn her Master of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Delaware where she was the Graduate Violin Teaching Assistant. An active member of the Suzuki community, Ekberg has registered Teacher Training in Books 1 through 6 of Suzuki Violin, Viola Books 1-3 Overview, and Suzuki Early Childhood Education Stages 1 through 3 from the American Suzuki Institute and the Greater Washington Suzuki Institute. She is currently serving on the board of the Suzuki Association of Minnesota. A passionate chamber musician, Ekberg can be heard performing around the Twin Cities with the Bishop String Trio. Ekberg is dedicated to creating an engaging and nurturing environment that encourages students to find joy in developing musical ability to their fullest potential.