Karla Tievsky, a professional violinist, operates her own private Suzuki Studio in the Virginia-Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta, GA. She is an active member of the Atlanta musical community. Ms. Tievsky was a member of the Rome, Georgia Symphony Orchestra for six seasons and the Georgia Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra for 18 years where she was concertmaster for two seasons.

Karla graduated from Washington University in St. Louis earning a B.A. in psychology and receiving certification in Elementary Education with a specialty in Pre-School Primary Education. Karla also received certification in Special Education. Following graduation, Karla was an elementary school teacher for five years in the St. Louis, Missouri public school system. Karla also raised three children of her own, adding to her experience and knowledge of children.

After deciding to become a Suzuki method violin teacher, Karla received Suzuki training at Ithaca Suzuki Institute, Ithaca College, New York; Stevens Point Suzuki Institute, Stevens Point Wisconsin; Atlanta Suzuki Institute, Atlanta Georgia, and South Carolina Suzuki Institute. Karla continues to receive continuing education at workshops and summer Suzuki Institutes on a regular basis. Karla also has organized and participated in numerous Suzuki Workshops featuring renowned teachers from around the country and she taught a masterclass workshop in Athens, Georgia in 2014. In addition to her Suzuki training, Karla has received training in teaching Musikgarten, a music program for babies, toddlers, and their parents.

Karla has studied under Mark Ellsworth, Max Rabinowitz, Ed Kreitman, Teri Einfledt, Kimberly Meier-Sims, Edmund Sprunger, Tom Wermuth, Nancy Lokken and Sonja Foster.

Karla has served on the Boards of the Georgia Philharmonic (Past President), The Epstein School and Ahavath Achim Synagogue. Karla is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), Suzuki Association of Georgia (SAGA) (Past President), American String Teachers Association, (ASTA), and the Atlanta Federation of Musicians.