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Hillary Kingsley is a freelance musician and violin and viola teacher based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She began playing violin at the age of eleven in her hometown of Marietta, Georgia. Hillary earned her Bachelor's degree at the University of Georgia, where she studied violin with Michael Heald and viola with Maggie Snyder. While at UGA, Hillary was a Foundation Fellow, Presser Scholar, and winner of the UGA Concerto Competition. After undergraduate studies, Hillary moved to the Twin Cities to study violin with Sally O'Reilly at the University of Minnesota, where she recently finished her Master's degree. She began to collaborate with the Kingsley Chamber Players during this time, a string quartet formed as a student group under the mentorship of Bruce Coppock. Hillary has performed in master classes taught by the Ebène, Talich, Parisii, Tokyo, Juilliard, and St. Lawrence String Quartets, as well as members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Arnold Steinhardt. Her love of music extends to orchestral performance, and she currently plays with the Quad City Symphony and Orchestra Iowa.

More about Hillary can be found on her blog at www.hillarykingsley.wordpress.com.

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*All lessons are taught in our studios at Modern Day Music in West St Paul, MN.