Rebecca Appert Kaltz~ Violin Studio


Rebecca (Appert) Kaltz is known as a dedicated performer and teacher.  She has played with many local orchestras in the area including the Saginaw Bay, Battle Creek, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Adrian, Lansing, Ann Arbor and the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestras.

 Rebecca has been actively teaching Suzuki and traditional violin lessons for the past thirteen years, and received her Bachelors degree in Violin performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2004. She also did two years of graduate work with Piotr Milewski there as well.  For her Suzuki pedagogy training, Mrs. Kaltz studied with both Pat D’Ercole, Martha Shackford, Linda Fiore, and Mark Mutter.  Rebecca has done workshops with Gabe Bolkosky, Terry Durbin and Mimi Zweig.

 She also has extensive experience playing for opera and musical theatre genres, as well as recording studio experience with various types of music such as rock, jazz, Celtic and folk.

Currently she maintains a private studio  in Ann Arbor at Kerrytown Concert House and at home in Chelsea, Michigan.   As of February 2011, she joined the faculty as a violin teacher with the Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute. 

Other projects include managing her event business,  the Horizon Strings Group, and playing fiddle with her Celtic folk band, Foxtree. 

 Originally from Vancouver, Washington, Mrs. Kaltz comes from a very musical family. Her mother is an opera singer, her father is an orchestral conductor and composer, and her sister is a professional violist and teacher. 

In her spare time she enjoys  the great outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. 

 Rebecca plays on a 1997 Mark Moreland violin, and an Frederich Hellmer bow.

 ~Photos courtesy of Ixi Chen photography