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Piano, Violin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Viola
It was in his youth that Aaron discovered his love of music. As a child Aaron spent a great deal of time simply listening to music and discovering the joys that each genre had to offer, but it was not until the age of 12 years that he would pick up his first instrument. In junior high school band Aaron first learned how to read music when he was put into the brass section and given a cornet. While he didn't stick with brass for much longer than a year, it did spark an interests in music that would grow as the years past. In the years that followed Aaron spent time playing drums and singing in local rock bands. It was at this time he decided to start taking vocal lessons to improve his singing. This, of course, lead to another spark, but this time lessons were not enough. It was decided that a proper education in music was what was needed.
Now in his early twenties the journey of a music education was starting. The first two years spent at local community colleges where he took private voice, violin, composition, and piano lessons, to go along with the music history and music theory classes. It was at these schools that Aaron decided his focus would be on music composition and music theory. After four years at Metro State College of Denver (now Metro State University of Denver) Aaron received a degree in music composition and graduated with a 3.75 GPA. During his time at Metro State, Aaron had learned the basics of standard orchestra instruments and even learned how to play most of them. Spending two years in the Symphonic Band playing clarinet he picked up another instrument. While his degree was in composition, his primary instrument was piano which he studied with Dr. Tamara Goldstein.
While attending Metro State, Aaron had picked up a tutoring job at the school. This is when he realized his talent and passion for teaching. Going beyond what was asked, Aaron became a dedicated teacher working extra with each of his students when they needed the help. Although his job as a tutor was meant only for music theory and music theory lab (ear training and sight-singing) Aaron was assisting fellow students with piano, music history and anything else he could. He realized he loved to teach! As it turns out, he was also quite good at teaching. Evidence for this is when he asked to tutor the daughter of the Dean of the Arts and Letters college at Metro. After graduation Aaron started giving lessons in other instruments such as piano and violin and quickly realized his heart wasn't in composing as much as it was for teaching. Thus, Aaron is now back at Metro State in order to earn another degree in Music Education with hopes of becoming a full time music teacher.
Violin, Music Theory, Fiddle
Mary Anne is a Colorado native who believes a
person's surroundings influence one's creative juices. What better place
is there to gain inspiration from, than the Rocky Mountains, roaring rivers and
soaring eagles of majestic Colorado?
Mary Anne is a classically trained violinist but
also loves to explore other styles of music. She has performed as a
soloist as well as in group settings such as in an orchestra, small string ensembles
and even in rock bands. She loves to
teach classical music with emphasis on the Suzuki method, and various forms of
fiddle. She graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor
degree in music and has studied and performed in Milan, Italy. Being able
to physically be in the place where genius composers such as Vivaldi, Mendelssohn
and Mozart gained inspiration, gave her a deep appreciation and understanding of
their timeless compositions of music. Music is a passion in her life and
she works to spread that passion through her teaching.
I am a Colorado Native with a Music Degree from the University of Denver. I started playing the violin in elementary school and never stopped! I picked up the Viola in college. I enjoy playing that as well.
I have been teaching group classes for the Cherry Creek School district for over 10 years and love that. I have been teaching private lessons for over 10 years as well. Both are challenging in very different ways.
I enjoy watching my students learn and grow through music.
I love playing with an orchestra and playing with a quartet. I've played with several different local groups over the years.
Violin, Fiddle, Viola
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 “Hipster! 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!
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.
Singing, Violin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Fiddle, Viola
Music is my passion. I have studied music for over 15 years, and have extensive performance experience as well as experience in coaching, choreography, music composition, and acting and I currently perform on a regular basis.
Born in Seattle, WA, I first came to love music when I was given a Casio keyboard at age 6. Since then, I learned viola, and eventually switched to the violin, ultimately to major in violin performance at the University of Idaho, in Moscow, ID where I also studied voice. I earned a place in various orchestras and choirs through extensive auditions and maintained a 4.0 cumulative grade point average at the University of Idaho.
Composition has always been a passion I have pursued on the side which led me to the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I earned my Masters degree in music composition, completed in the Spring of 2008. I learned how to write acoustic and electronic music as well as studio recording processes.
I worked for the Walt Disney Company through the College Program after which I became a campus representative on Disney's behalf. My performances with the Disney Company include: 1st Violin for the Encore Cast Choir and Orchestra at E.P.C.O.T. in July 2007 and as Mrs. Armstrong for S.T.A.G.E.'s 2007 Christmas Pageant, performed in E.P.C.O.T. December 13-16 in the Circle of Life Pavilion.
Since my return to Boulder in January 2008 I finished my Masters Degree in Music Composition and taught Ear Training and Theory of Music to Freshmen, and Ear Training to Sophomores at the University of Colorado at Boulder until May 2009.
I now reside in Arvada, Colorado, and recently have become a member of a six-person band, called Indigent Row, where I play fiddle and sing lead vocals. We perform throughout Colorado monthly.
I currently teach beginning voice, all levels of violin and viola, sight-reading, theory of music, recording techniques, performance techniques, and song-writing. I am continuing to compose new music and collaborate with others as the opportunity arises. Some of my collaborations have been published and are available online. Please ask for details.
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