San Francisco based violin teacher, Cathryn S. Lee has taught students and teachers around the world since 1973.  She is respected for teaching all ages and levels using her detailed and practical "best of both worlds" approach inspired by her studies with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki and her 'traditional' studies with the late concert artist Dame Camilla Wicks.

As a Suzuki teacher trainer, Cathryn has taught and lectured at SAA National conferences, Leadership Summitts and Suzuki Method World Conferences.
She has given master classes and pedagogy classes in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand and throughout the United States. Cathryn is a guest lecturer in String Pedagogy at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Cathryn is the author of Bow Exercises, Bow Strokes and the Bow Stroke Excerpts books.

In 1977, Cathryn founded the Suzuki Music Studio of San Francisco where she continues to teach students and teachers. Cathryn has a BA in Performance and Composition from San Francisco College for Women/Lone Mountain and a teaching certificate from the Talent Education Institute in Japan.  She and her husband raised sons, Whit, an actor/singer/violinist in New York City and Corin, a violinist with the ETHEL string quartet and Founder of Liberated Performer.