As a performer… Catherine has performed in world class venues such as the Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the American String Quartet and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She has given many community performances and raised charity funds for organizations such as World Vision, A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab nursing home, Columbia Hospital, Corpus Christi Church, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and Price of Life, NYC. Mrs. Wynder initially gained her musical inspiration through her family and has been performing since a young age. Her family provided her countless opportunities to perform, to participate in event planning, and to experiment with new music and arranging. She grew up participating in her mother’s studio recitals at home and performing for churches and local community events. Catherine now performs as a free-lance violist for weddings, proposals, cocktail parties, religious celebrations, and also performs in apartment homes around Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. She has made countless arrangements for solo viola and various ensembles. ___________________________________________________________ As an educator… Catherine has been teaching violin and viola in New York City since 2009. During her studies at the Manhattan School of Music, she studied with a variety of teachers: Burton Kaplan, Patinka Kopec, Lawrence Dutton, Karen Dreyfus, Pinchas Zukerman, Gregory Kalinovsky, to name a few. Her teaching style is influenced by each of these masters which includes the Suzuki and Galamian methods. Every student demands for a different approach to teaching, and Catherine is sensitive and flexible with each of the different personalities and strengths she finds in her students. She believes in recognizing where each student is strong and focuses on positive reinforcement.