Teachers at the Old Town School

Kristen Seto

Violin, Fiddle

After completion of a Master's degree in violin performance at The Cleveland Institute of Music, violinist Kristen Seto has joined the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She has attended the National Repertory Orchestra for two years in Breckenridge, Colorado while working alongside conductors such as Brett Mitchell, Michael Stern, JoAnn Falletta, and musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Kristen has taught violin at the elementary school level and since 2011, taught youth (6 - 18 years) violin and assisted with orchestra at string festivals.
Kristen is an active pedagogue and assistant orchestra director of Weston Christian Academy and Florida Youth Orchestra Summer Festival from grades 4-12.

Education: Lynn Conservatory of Music, BA in Violin Performance; Cleveland Institute of Music, MA in Violin Performance

Started at the Old Town School in December of 2018


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 10/28/2019

Saturdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at 909 W Armitage Ave


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 01/06/2020

Saturdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at 909 W Armitage Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 01/06/2020

Kids Fiddle: Book Two with Billy Oh · Kristen Seto

for kids with birthdays between: 01/08/2011 and 01/08/2015

$424 ($404 members)

01/08/2020 – 04/22/2020 (16 meetings)

Wednesdays · 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Continuing Fiddlers with Billy Oh · Kristen Seto

for kids with birthdays between: 07/11/2014 and 08/11/2016

$424 ($404 members)

01/11/2020 – 04/25/2020 (16 meetings)

Saturdays · 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Kids Fiddle: Book One (continuing) with Kristen Seto · Billy Oh · Katie Klocke

for kids with birthdays between: 01/11/2007 and 01/11/2015
Our Fiddle program is rooted in folk repertoire from around the world. In this class, young folks will focus on mastering all of the skills and tunes presented in Old Town School’s Fiddle Book One. Students will learn to play fiddle tunes by ear once they have experienced the tunes physically, visually, and aurally. We listen to, sing, dance, and play our tunes. All of this work develops the child’s ability to learn by ear. Our approach takes the time to allow children to make their own musical discoveries and meaningful connections. Through experiential learning, they are prepared well to uncover and understand new musical skills and concepts. At all stages, we emphasize posture and playing position to always provide a solid foundation for next levels of learning. Embracing a social learning community, the classroom is a collaborative learning environment between teachers, parents, and students. Your class will be co-taught or kept to a minimum enrollment that maximizes individualized attention. Parent participation is crucial to the musical development of your child. Parents’ presence is comforting, supportive, and empowering for the child; and your knowledge will help with practice and play during the week. Please return to the classroom ten minutes before the scheduled end time of class. As part of the learning, young folks and their families are encouraged to participate in The Saturday Open Jam and other open music making events throughout the year.

$424 ($404 members)

01/11/2020 – 04/25/2020 (16 meetings)

Saturdays · 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Beginning Fiddlers with Kristen Seto

for kids with birthdays between: 07/11/2014 and 08/11/2016

$424 ($404 members)

01/11/2020 – 04/25/2020 (16 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave