Karla Colahan

Karla Colahan is an active performer and teacher in the Twin Cities. She is the violinist for The OK Factor, a cello/violin duo aimed at spreading kindness and joy through their original music and arrangements. Karla and her duo partner, Olivia Diercks, have gained recognition over the last eight years as new-classical crossover string players, earning them radio airplay on both Classical MPR and The Current, performances at venues like The Dakota Jazz Club, and tours across the Midwestern states. 


Karla believes in a relaxed and accessible teaching approach to the violin with a focus on a solid foundation of technique. She enjoys teaching all styles of music in addition to composing and arranging. 


Outside of her musical world, Karla is a graphic designer and dog mom, and lives with her husband in Hopkins, Minnesota.