Kayla Tilghman


Kayla Tilghman is a classically trained violinist with 10 years of experience performing in ensembles. She is a senior at VCU, studying Violin Performance, and has been teaching violin and viola for a year and a half. A former member of the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School’s orchestra and jazz band, Kayla is currently principle second violin in VCU’s Symphony.

Before attending VCU, Kayla studied at the University of Mary Washington for a year with Johanna Beaver. During that year, Kayla performed in solo recitals and in the first violin section of the UMW Philharmonic alongside world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman in a sold out performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto.

Teaching is Kayla’s passion, and she is overjoyed when her students share their love of music with her, no matter the genre. She believes music is an important part of all of our lives and seeks to help build her students’ skills, appreciation, and love for the art.