Kavita Shankar

Violin | Viola
Kavita Shankar

Kavita Shankar

Teaching Biography

I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for my students to explore their creativity, and feel excited to learn new things. My goal is to meet each of my students where they are based on their unique personality and learning style. Technique and posture, essentials for long-term success, are an important focus of my lessons. After sustaining an injury from slipping on ice in 2019, perfecting technique became my obsession, and is what sustains my ability to play the violin. I encourage my students to always begin practice by dedicating a of couple minutes to scales, etudes, and/or other exercises before focusing on the “fun” stuff.

Performance Biography

As a performer, Kavita regularly plays with various ensembles in Massachusetts including the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and Lowell Chamber Orchestra. She also enjoys freelancing as a chamber musician, where she performs at a diverse array of venues, concerts, and events in the New England area. Not only is Kavita a Western Classical musician, but she also has a background in South Indian Carnatic music. Some of her favorite memories include spending summers in Chennai studying Carnatic voice with her teacher, Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam. She studied Carnatic violin alongside voice, and has performed around the world, most notably in the Kanchipuram Temple.


Kavita has studied violin performance. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music from Boston University.

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Brookline Music School is a nonprofit organization that has provided excellence in music education to the Greater Boston community since 1924. We rely on the generous support of our donors to benefit the community through music.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time. Join us!

Regular Hours

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8 am to 7 pm

See the Lessons & Classes or Early Childhood calendars for holiday schedules including flex days, make-up days and closures.