About The Violin Teacher & Hobart Violin Studio

The essential foundations for a happy and successful life start early.

Learning music can profoundly help your child live a happy and fulfilling life by forging these foundations.

“No musical experience is necessary”

The process of learning music starts with a positive and inspiring environment.

“Start your child’s life journey with violin lessons at any age”

And there’s the essential role for a trained and experienced mentor.

Kim Bishop is one of Australia’s leading violin teachers.

Currently, Kim is relocating from Melbourne to Hobart and now enrolling students in her new violin studio.

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In Melbourne, Kim established a very successful music studio. She worked with students as young as 2 years old, mentoring them to successful university level studies and careers in a full range of other professions.

“Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed”
(Suzuki Suzuki)

Kim Bishop is Director of Suzuki Violin Teacher Training in Victoria, Australia.

Kim grew up in Tasmania …

Many years ago, she completed studies in violin at the University of Tasmania with Jan Sedivka. She then moved to the University of Queensland to study with Elizabeth Morgan before taking her studies internationally.

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In 1988, Kim gained a Master of Music from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, USA, studying with leading Suzuki pedagogue John Kendall. At that university she also taught for the String Development Program.

Over the years, Kim has played with a number of professional orchestras, including the Tasmanian Symphony and the Queensland Theatre Orchestra.

She was Director of Strings at Gippsland Grammar School and set up her own Suzuki Method Studio in Melbourne, Victoria.

Today, Kim is setting out on her next musical adventure by setting up a new Suzuki Method violin studio in her home town of Hobart.

Kim regularly travels to teach interstate and internationally as a Suzuki workshop teacher.

Professional Qualifications

Master of Music (Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy), Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, USA

Bachelor of Music (Violin Performance), University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music

S.T.C.A (Suzuki Training Certificate Australia) Advanced Level

Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, Melbourne University

Professional Memberships

International Suzuki Association

Suzuki Music Victoria

AUSTA (Australian Strings Association)

Additional Certifications

Completed Phase 1, Australian Colourstrings Teacher Training

Currently holds a “Working With Children” Check

Sample of Kim’s National & International Teaching

Guest teacher at Pan Pacific Conferences in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne

Guest teacher of student classes and teacher professional development sessions at the
Suzuki Method Summer School in Korea 2013

Teacher of student classes at the Suzuki Method World Convention in Japan 2013

Teacher at Suzuki Method World Convention Melbourne 2008

Guest Teacher at Singapore Suzuki Conference 2002

Guest teacher at the Pan Pacific Suzuki Convention in Korea, 2001

Regular guest teacher at Summer Camps, Winter Schools and Spring Workshops for the New Zealand Suzuki Institute for more than 15 years.

Regular guest teacher for the New Zealand Suzuki Institute:

  • Wellington Branch Suzuki Summer Camps in Masterton
  • Auckland Branch Summer Camps and Spring Workshops
  • Hamilton Branch Summer Camps in Rotorua
  • South Island Branch Summer Camps in Oamaru and Winter Workshops in Christchurch