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Popular Violin Teachers Near Denver

Kristopher E.

Denver, CO
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Chelsea M.

Denver, CO
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Nicole R.

Castle Rock, CO
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Kristopher E. Denver, CO

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Clarinet, Ear Training, French Horn, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin

About Me

I am a Music graduate from Hunter College and a native of New York City, where I was once the music director for the Holy Rosary Theater Group. I have performed in various college ensemble and city groups across New York, New Jersey, and Colorado. I also had wonderful opportunities to perform in pit orchestras for Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels while living in New York City. I currently perform as the principal horn for the city of Thornton's community band and am continuing my journey in education with MSU-Denver!

As an undergraduate at Hunter College I studied horn with Richard Casparie, music composition with Shafer Mahoney, and piano with Gary Hammond.

After moving to Colorado, I have been busy teaching as a substitute teacher for Mapleton Public Schools and Adams 12 Five Star Schools. In March 2013, I was offered the chance to work with Mapleton's intermediate and advanced bands, specifically working with wind instruments. In October 2013, I was offered to assist the entire Band Department at Mapleton Public Schools by offering help to many of the young musicians there as the interim director for the high school ensemble. In April, 2014 I began working alongside the Broomfield Youth Symphony to start a summer band program which had 35 members in its first session. I am now recruiting to continue this program and am doing an outreach program in Denver Public Schools to provide band to one of their schools!

My lessons offer every student a unique opportunity to have fun while also challenging them based on how much time they can commit to practice each week. I respond to the needs and the likes of each student and try to play towards those things.

I enjoy helping other people, especially through music and truly find joy in it. I love spreading that joy to others and hope to inspire my students to strive excellence in both music and beyond.

Thank you so much for stopping by my page. I look forward to meeting with you and creating music together!.

Best wishes,
Kris

*** Lesson Details ***
I will contact all new students before the first lesson to learn a few things and plan out the first lesson together.

The following outline more directly applies to beginning students. After the first six months, students will know the following:

Notes: First 2 Scales on Instrument
Rhythms: Quarter Note, Quarter Rest, Eighth Note, Half Note, Eighth Rest, Half Rest, Whole Note, Whole Rest

Technique:
Fundamental Technique on Instrument (e.g. Embouchure, 5-Finger Playing)
Breathing Technique
Correct Posture
Relaxation for Ease of Playing

My teaching style is adaptable and I try to see what works best for each student and will teach to their particular strengths. It is a cooperative process that revolves around the student.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano
Stand
Tuner
Metronome

*** Travel Equipment ***
I recommend that students who are new to an instrument rent before buying. In the first few months, students discover if their chosen instrument is something they would like to stick with! Feel free to contact TakeLessons and look for me with any questions regarding rentals or buying instruments!

As far as books, I would recommend that students purchase books. However, I can make copies for educational purposes and can be flexible as far as this recommendation.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical music, though I do have some experience with popular music and jazz. I could not fit all of my book lists onto the list below but I can share that via E-Mail or other method if you would like to know more.

Chelsea M. Denver, CO

Subjects Taught

Fiddle, Viola, Violin

About Me

I love music, and I love helping other people find and develop their love for music! I began formal study with Suzuki piano at the age of 3 1/2 and added violin at age 7, and haven't stopped since!

Growing up in the small, northern California town of Arcata, I was lucky to be exposed to many types of music, from the traditional Irish music my father played at home to local rock, blues, and jazz concerts, music from around the world, and a wide variety of different amalgamations of Classical music. Playing in ensembles such as the Humboldt Symphony, the Little River String Quartet, the Academy Fiddlers, and attending summer festivals such as Boston University Tanglewood Institute allowed me to develop my skills. I graduated from the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music in 2013 with a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance. Since moving to Denver to attend school in 2009, my playing has appeared with a wide range of bands and ensembles. I currently play with high energy Celtic Pirate Rock group Potcheen, and have recorded with local Denver groups Reviving Cecilia, Houses, and for the projects such as €œHipster! The Musical€ and online multimedia project Tangled We Weave. I also regularly perform in concert with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra, the Lamont Senegalese Drumming Ensemble, in a traditional Irish fiddle duo with my brother Evan, the Lamont Mbalax (Senegalese Pop) Band, and others. Additionally, I maintain a very active string quartet, playing weddings, events, and producing custom arrangements as well as playing concerts throughout Colorado, California, and New Mexico.
I am excited to be able to bring this diverse experience to my teaching, and hope you will give me the opportunity to work with you or your child!

*** Lesson Details ***
The focus in lessons is always on what -you- want to learn, keeping things fun and personalized without sacrificing a solid technical foundation. What this concretely means is that, at the first lesson, I will sit down with you and/or your child and assess what it is you want to get out of music lessons in order to come up with a lesson plan tailored to exactly what -you- want to be learning.

I believe that there should be no need for strictness or punishment - when students are inspired and engaged in lessons, practice and progress grow naturally out of the environment without any need for a stern or restrictive atmosphere!

Nicole R. Castle Rock, CO

Subjects Taught

Violin

About Me

I have been studying violin for 12 years and have had diverse experiences in performing all kinds of music from classical to rock. As of Spring 2013 I completed two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music and Psychology. During my education i was fortunate enough to study violin with Jerilyn Jorgensen and perform in the Lamont Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Lawrence Golan. I was also able to study violin, music performance, and composition with Carlo Feige, Roberto Andreoni, and Simone Fontenelli in Milan, Italy for 3 months during my junior year. During my undergraduate degree i chose to accompany my music with a psychology degree, focusing on cognition as well as social and child psychology, becauseI knew that such knowledge would allow me to help my students learn better. Given the extensive nature of my musical training and my great passion for music and specifically violin, I can offer a student an engaging and instructive experience, that will allow them to reach any goal.

*** Lesson Details ***
I take an all inclusive approach to teaching violin, that encourages students to proactively participate in the learning process by having a choice in what they play, as well as by learning about the music's history. My lessons are really geared around encouraging a student's creativity and musicality while at the same time providing them with the tools to work through each piece and each technical aspect of playing the violin.

Within the first few months of lessons with me a beginning student will have learned several short student pieces from a variety of composers. They will have firmly solidified the first hand position and will have started developing a bow hold that produces a clean solid tone.

Moving forward beyond the first 3 months I like to move a student on to longer pieces with more variety in bow techniques and more variety in musical styles. Depending on how fast a student progresses I may also choose to start moving the student in to learning third position, which will expand the students tone and the kinds of pieces the student can play.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons take place in the living room. There is seating for parents and plenty of parking.

*** Specialties ***
Classical Violin

Ellen W.

Littleton, CO
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Autumn D.

Denver, CO
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Denver, CO
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Ellen W. Littleton, CO

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Choir, Classical Voice, Ear Training, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Stage Performance, Violin, Vocal Training

About Me

Lowell Mason, often called the father of music education believed that music contributed to the well-being of the individual: €œIt united that person with God and created better homes, and better citizens, and happier human beings.

In other words, music helps society in that people are more loving, happy, and law abiding.

I aim to teach my students not just how to sing, but the value of music and how it can change their lives and the lives of others. Music is much more than a group of pitches and rhythms put together to form something pleasing to our ears. Music is the study of science, a record of human history, an international language, and therapy to the human soul.

I grew up in Centennial, Colorado and started playing the violin in 4th grade. I developed an interest in singing in middle school, and started voice lessons when I was 16. I have been singing ever since!

I graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho in April 2009, with a Bachelor degree in Music Science. I emphasized in vocal instruction.

I am happily married to my husband, Kevin, who is currently studying to be an optometrist.

Autumn D. Denver, CO

Subjects Taught

Violin

About Me

Autumn is a native of Wisconsin and has played in orchestras across the United States that include the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, New World Symphony Orchestra, and Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia. In addition, Autumn is an avid solo musician and has placed in such violin competitions as the Virtu Foundation Instrument Scholarship Competition, where she received a one year loan of a 17th century violin, and Schubert Club String Competition.

Ever active, Autumn has also attended and performed in numerous summer festivals that include the Spoleto Festival USA, Kent Blossom Music Festival, Meadowmount Music Festival, and Chautauqua Institution. Autumn's diverse role as a violinist has often allowed her to perform outside of the realms of strictly classical music and perform and collaborate with such artists as Amy Grant, Smokey Robinson, and most recently LeAnn Rimes.

Autumn's musical education includes a Bachelor of Music from the University of Minnesota with Sally O'Reilly, a Masters of Music from Southern Methodist University with Jan Mark Sloman, and two additional performance graduate degrees from Lynn University and the University of Denver with violinists Elmar Oliveira and Yumi Whang-Williams.

Autumn has been teaching for over thirteen years and has worked as instructor, coach and mentor. Autumn currently plays with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra and serves as Concertmaster of the Longmont Symphony Orchestra.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have worked with students ages two through adults. I teach a mixture of Traditional and Suzuki Methods. I also integrate training in sight reading, ear training, and music theory.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stand, metronome.

*** Specialties ***
Over thirteen years in violin instruction. Students have placed in state competitions and won chairs as concertmaster in state youth orchestras.

Elizabeth H. Denver, CO

Subjects Taught

Violin

About Me

There are very few things that can inspire your creative side more than music. Playing the violin can give you a voice that allows you to express yourself in new and beautiful ways. No matter what age or skill level you are at, incorporating music will enrich your life more than you would ever expect.

I have played the violin for over 14 years, was awarded the National High School Orchestra Award, served as the principle second violinist in the MSU Denver Symphony Orchestra for 2.5 years and have been fortunate enough to learn under the tutelage of Bradley Watson of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. I also play in two different string quartets, Mile High String Quartet and Per Vita String Quartet. Having this wide variety of experience allows me to have a very dynamic approach when teaching.

I have been providing beginner violin lessons for close to 6 years now and have the patience to teach anyone with the willingness to learn. My lessons have a well rounded approach which include music theory, technique and musicality. My theory is that you will get as much out of these lessons as you put into them.

Students must provide their instruments, however I can help to advise on purchase or rental. I will advise for books but ultimately they must purchase these as well.

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