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About Chandrika P.

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Denver, CO

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Chandrika teaches private string lessons to students ages 7 and up. She offers cello for beginner to advanced skill levels, and violin and viola for beginner to intermediate skill levels.

Chandrika customizes lesson plans for each student to ensure every lesson is a positive experience. Curriculum is taught using different method books, and styles of music tailored to the students interests and goals.

Lessons focus on good physical technique, practice techniques, and performance habits. As well as basic music theory skills that help with overall musicality.

About D. Chandrika
D. Chandrika Prem has been playing cello for over 25 years. She started playing cello at age nine and instantly fell in love with the instrument. Music has been a core part of her life ever since. She earned a Bachelors of Music in Cello Performance in May of 2016 from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She continues to study under Dr. Charles Lee, who has been principal cellist of the Boulder Philharmonic orchestra since 1998. She teaches private cello, violin, viola, piano, early music education, and music theory; with a successful studio of over 30 students; is the co-owner/business manager and cellist for the Mile High String quartet; plays with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, and contracts freelance projects in all genres of music and theater.

As much as playing the cello, she is called to share her love and knowledge of m
usic with her students. Prem believes that music, especially the process of playing music, has the ability to change people’s lives. She believes that every person can benefit from learning to play an instrument; and that doing so will improve the quality of their everyday life. Prem's love of teaching is reflected in her enthusiasm and dedication toward her students. ​ ​

Prem’s past playing experience consists of solo performances, group and chamber performances, as well as several orchestras including the Front Rang Youth Symphony, Symphony in the Vail Valley, Centennial Philharmonic, and was principle cellist for the MSU Denver Symphony Orchestra. Her contract work includes private events and theater productions throughout the Denver Metro Area. She has also played cello and sang with many local bands in genres including blues, bluegrass, singer songwriter, experimental electronic, and indie rock.
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Sai C. December 12, 2017
· Cello · In studio
Very patient!!
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Anne F. November 8, 2016
· Cello · In studio
Chandrika is a wonderful instructor. She is very, very nice, well organized, on time, encouraging and knowledgeable. I am an older student, just one month from 68. I have had many music teachers and taught piano myself for 25 years. I am so glad I found Chandrika. I drive 1 1/2 hours one way to every lesson and am happy to do so. Having a teacher with Chandrika's qualities is terrific. I recommend her highly for any aspiring student.
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Anna S. August 17, 2016
· Cello · In studio
Chandrika was absolutely amazing! She was extremely knowledgeable, and very helpful. These were entry level lessons for me and the cello, and she did a terrific job of introducing me to the instrument. She's very friendly and fun to learn with. I would highly recommend Chandrika to anyone wanting to learn the cello!
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Chandrika P.

Denver, CO 80226
(12)
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$30 / 30-min

About Ellen W.

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Littleton, CO

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I have been teaching violin lessons for 5 years. I teach my students the basics of how to play the violin, how to read music, music theory, how to play with vibrato, fingerings (1st position-4th position) etc.

About Ellen
As Abbe' Dimnet once said, "Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves."

I aim to teach my students how to sing through kinesthesia. This allows them to internalize what they are doing in the studio so they can practice it at home and be more successful. Practicing what they learn in the studio will help them gain good habits, making singing and performing more effortless. One of the hard things about learning how to sing, is learning to use muscles you can not see. This is why kinesthesia is important! It helps the student learn how everything feels, so they can produce free, open, resonant sounds.

I also aim to teach my students artistry! Music can be a powerful influence in our lives and society. It is important for a student to learn to connect with their music so they can be better perfor
mers.

Last, I am a member of NATS. This allows me to continue my education on the voice and gives me new insights from other great teachers and vocal scientists around the nation. By being a member of this association, it also allows me to give my students opportunities to compete in competitions and get feedback from other great teachers.

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.
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Jordan October 19, 2017
· Singing · In home
Ellen is an amazing teacher. She is patient and kind with my daughter works with her to become excellent. She is a very good teacher.
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Marianne T. June 22, 2015
· Violin · In studio
She is incredible, fantastic! My daughter and I love her! She's very sweet and a great teacher. She connected with my daughter and my daughter loves her lessons. Absolutely recommend her!
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Lara H. October 29, 2014
· Violin · In studio
Ellen is excellent! She has listened to our daughter and helped her to learn several songs on the violin which is what she wanted. She is actually practicing almost daily! Ellen plays alongside her so she can get a feel for the notes and how they sound. I like the way she teaches. She encourages and praises our daughter all the time.
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Ellen W.

Littleton, CO 80126
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$40 / 30-min

About Autumn D.

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Denver, CO
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I have worked with students ages two through adult and have also taught on a college level. I specialize in both Traditional and Suzuki Methods. I hold four degrees in violin performance, have been teaching for over thirteen years, and am a professional violinist with the Philharmonic.

About Autumn
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.

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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.

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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.
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Vivian S. January 5, 2019
· Violin · In home
Autumn is very knowledgeable and great with kids!
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Loraine November 25, 2018
· Violin · In studio
I am so honored to have a great teacher with such excellent skills. I have been with Autumn now for 4 years and I love learning to play the violin with her on my side. I would recommend her to all potential students
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Kim November 16, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Autumn is an amazing teacher that can successfully relate to all age groups and nurture their musical education accordingly. My daughter has been taking lessons from Autumn for years and has developed beautifully during this time. Autumn also incorporates performance while teaching so that skill is also learned along with playing. We have really enjoyed Autumn as a teacher and are thankful we found her!
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Autumn D.

Denver, CO 80216
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About Ava P.

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Boulder, CO

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I've been teaching violin for about 8 years and am currently pursuing my Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance at CU-Boulder. Having taught as a private teacher for younger students as well as a Teaching Assistant for a String Methods class in my undergrad, I am extremely comfortable working with a wide range of ages and skill levels. I teach classical and Suzuki style, as well as basic music theory, note-reading, and other skills based on the student's needs and skill set.

About Ava
A native of Houston, Texas, violinist Ava Pacheco is a Boulder-based performer, collaborator, and teacher. She holds a Master of Music in violin from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Bachelor’s of Music in violin performance from Truman State University. As an active performer, Ava has been involved in solo, orchestral, and chamber ensemble performances across the United States and Italy, including performances at Icicle Creek Chamber Music Institute in Leavenworth, Washington and the Alba Music Festival in Alba, Italy.

Recent solo engagements have included Antonio Vivaldi’s Spring Concerto with the Icicle Creek Chamber Music Institute Young Artists as well as Eugene Ysayë’s Solo Sonata No. 2. In the fall of 2018, Ava was named a semi-finalist in University of Colorado Boulder’s Bruce Ekstrand Memorial Graduate Competition. Wh
ile at Truman State University, Ava was a two-time Gold Medal Competition finalist on concerti by Kabalevsky and Shostakovich. She has performed in master classes for artists such as Anne Akiko Meyers, Stephen Rose, Altius String Quartet, and Alberto Bologni.

Most recent chamber performances have featured Prokofiev’s Sonata for Two Violins as well as Granados’ Piano Quintet in G minor alongside members of the Volta Piano Trio and Avalon String Quartet. As an orchestral musician, she has regularly played as a member of the Midland Odessa Symphony & Chorale. Ava currently serves as the associate principal second violinist of the Boulder Symphony Orchestra and assistant concert master of the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

Ava is currently pursuing the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Colorado Boulder under the tutelage of former Takács Quartet member Karoly Schranz. Her previous teachers include Harumi Rhodes, Sam McClure, Julie Lundgren, and Kathy Karpicke.
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Sarah December 1, 2017
· Viola · In studio
Excellent!
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Jennifer June 11, 2017
· Violin · In home
My 9 year old says, "She's awesome. She will help you if you are stuck."
I say that Ava is always on time and very accommodating. We have had to change our schedule a few times, but we have always found a way to make lesson time work. Thank you!
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Ava P.

Boulder, CO 80303
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$35 / 30-min

About Kostadin D.

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Denver, CO

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Lessons are tailored to fit each individual student's ability and goals. I believe in challenging students while maintaining a supportive and encouraging environment. Lessons will cover music theory, technique, and solo pieces. The goal is to develop in each student the specific skills needed to play a string instrument as well as to nurture an understanding and love for music.
Lessons take place at my apartment in Southeast Denver, near Hampden and I-25. Students are expected to prepare for and participate annual studio recitals.

About Kostadin
I was raised in a musical family in my home country of Bulgaria, where I attended a highly competitive full-time performing arts school from age 6. I was trained in the Russian school of violin playing and have found this to be a very successful method for my younger students in the United States. Another important pedagogical mentor for me is my viola teacher at Rice University, Ivo-Jan Van der Werff, who has developed a systematic approach to building technique fundamentals in advanced violists and violinists. I believe that studying music is very valuable for instilling self-motivation, discipline, and dedication for students of all ages. I was involved in the Mercury Orchestra's outreach partnership with YES Prep schools, which serve underprivileged communities in Houston. I was also a string specialist at the Village School in Housto
n, and my students there and in other public schools in the area excelled in the All-Region and All-State competitions.
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Courtney February 13, 2017
· Violin · In studio
I love his supportive and positive nature.
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Kostadin D.

Denver, CO 80222
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About Megan H.

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Boulder, CO
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It is my goal as a teacher to "decode" each individual student's personal learning style. I strive to create a fun and safe learning environment and to instill the values of lifelong learning and improvement in my students.

About Megan
Megan is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance with Professor Harumi Rhodes at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She recently served as a Kalamazoo Symphony Artist Scholar while completing her Master of Music and Artist Diploma in Violin Performance at Western Michigan University, where she served as the graduate teaching assistant to Professor Renata Artman Knific. Megan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Iowa under the tutelage of Dr. Scott Conklin. Megan has held principal positions with the Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra as well as the University of Iowa Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, and section positions with the Southwest Michigan and Holland Symphony Orchestras.
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Logan B. July 24, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Megan is the perfect fit for my quirky son who loves music and playing instruments. Patient, kind and makes it fun!
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Melissa June 14, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Very friendly and explains concepts very clearly. I had a great lesson and learned so much! When I went home to practice all that I had learned my violin playing was cleaner than it had ever been!
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Megan H.

Boulder, CO 80302
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$30 / 30-min

About Annette B.

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Aurora, CO
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Violin Lessons for beginners and intermediate.

About Annette
I am a musician who loves to have fun! Music lessons should never be boring or super strict! I encourage my students to learn while being compassionate and energized.

I currently am a music director at a Catholic church where I sing and play the piano, although my music experience is much more extensive. My primary instrument is the oboe (I have a B.M. degree in oboe performance), but I also play and teach the violin, piano and voice.

As well as music directing and teaching, I am a huge theatre nerd! I love musicals especially and my usual role is director or stage manager. I can offer pre-audition lessons to help you prepare for anything you may have coming up : )
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Annette B.

Aurora, CO 80011
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$30 / 30-min

About Taylor L.

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Denver, CO
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Classically trained violinist that is well versed in all styles of music! I have been teaching and performing ever since I can remember. I find that incorporating technique, music theory, and sight reading practice is important to create a well rounded player. Lessons are tailored to each student depending on what they would like to learn, and where they want to take their playing. I have fun playing violin and I want you to as well!

About Taylor
Violinist Taylor Lighthill, originally from the Washington D.C. area, is a graduate of New York University. Her previous teachers include Anton Miller, Nicolas Kendall, Zino Bogachek, Ricardo Cyncynates, Rhonda Cole, and Martha Shackford. Taylor has participated in master classes with Donald Weilerstein of the New England Conservatory of Music, Professors Curtis Price and David Strange, Principal and Head of Strings Department of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Emil Chudnovsky, Martin Beaver, and Leila Josefowicz. She has also worked extensively with pianist Vera Danchenko. A lover of chamber music, Taylor was the first violinist of the Cambiata String Quartet for three years, participating in master classes with the Biava String Quartet and regular coachings with Allison Bailey. She teamed up with colleagues from NYU to perform th
roughout New York City as the Arnica String Quartet for four years.

Taylor was also a member of the American Youth Philharmonic for six years, serving as Assistant Concertmaster for two. Taylor has attended Meadowmount School of Music during two summers studying with Sally Thomas; Encore School for Strings studying with David Cerone; and NYU’s Intensive Chamber Music Workshop receiving coachings from Marion Feldman, Karen Ritscher, and Rita Porfiris. Taylor has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center, the Kreeger Museum, DAR Constitution Hall, the Alden Theater, and the Lithuanian and Bolivian Embassies prior to an international tour. Taylor is also pursuing Suzuki Teacher Training, a method concentrated on teaching young children. Currently residing in Denver, she has spent the last four years in Telluride, Colorado teaching and performing.
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Taylor L.

Denver, CO 80203
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$34 / 30-min

About Karli R.

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Denver, CO
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Every student has an idea of what music represents to them. I’m simply the tool to add knowledge and support on your musical journey. I teach to your individual needs as a student and find the best style that works for you. I am also a passionate, performing musician and lifelong learner with the goal to teach students not just how to play an instrument, but how to become better people in the process. Playing the violin and viola involves mindfulness and concentration, patience and hard work, and I love helping you, as the student, through this musical experience.

About Karli
As an established violist and Suzuki Certified Instructor, Ms. Rhind is a fulltime professional lesson teacher and performer in Colorado. She has 16 years of experience as a classical musician, holds a Master of Music in Violin String Pedagogy from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor of Arts in Viola Performance from Northern Arizona University. As a certified Suzuki teacher through Book 10, Karli Rhind has teaching violin and viola down to a science. The devotion that she brings to the learning environment is unique to the individual student and creates self expression, teaches patience, as well as musical maturity. Ms. Rhind's teaching experience began outside of the University and outside of the country, having the opportunity to teach private lessons in San Jose, Costa Rica to middle school and high school orchestra students
. Karli wrote the String Curriculum for Forté Academy of Music in Littleton, CO and trains violin instructors in the program; she assists in Summer Music Camps and workshops such as Rosie's House Summer Festival in Arizona, and the UNM Summer String Camp for Suzuki students in New Mexico.

Alongside her well researched teaching methods, Karli Rhind performs with a variety of ensembles in Denver, including Vivace String Quartet, Palladio String Quartet, Silver Strings, and Spinphony, an electrified all female pop/rock/classical string quartet.
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Karli R.

Denver, CO 80206
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$50 / 30-min

About Jackson B.

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Boulder, CO

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My approach to teaching violin and music—after 16 years playing the violin and five years of teaching experience—is founded upon a simple wish to instill the joy and discovery that sparked my love for music. I myself have encountered many obstacles to my development as a violinist including uncomfortable instrument set-up, upper-body tension, and back issues. After solving these issues through lengthy trial and error, I now have a large toolbox to ensure people learn the violin wholistically: I aim to combine technique, musicality, and focused discipline by inspiring a great passion in any person who wishes to discover what the violin can teach them.

About Jackson
I am a multifaceted violinist who loves to inspire, inform, and train the next generation of violinists. The 21st-century violinist has to prepare for a musical landscape that is constantly shifting and dazzlingly diverse. Alongside a rigorous training in violin technique, era-specific styles, and tension-free playing, I aim to give students the skills to think creatively, critically, and compassionately in a world that discourages such thinking.

I have been teaching violin for four years, and as a master's student, I have finally developed a pedagogy that fits my values and vision. Starting with the basics, giving a student the right set-up between their instrument and body is quintessential to healthy and organic playing—this will develop over time. Aside from set-up, I like to get peoples' ears working early. Starting with the Suzuki
method books and ear-based learning, students learn intonation, sound quality, articulation, bow technique, and musicality in a holistic way. Once students have developed a musical brain, I begin to teach advanced concepts like shifting, double-stops, and virtuosity. At this point, as well, I will begin delving into more abstract concepts including history, music theory (and notation), and how music interacts with culture and society.

As a performer, I have presented three solo recitals in Indiana and Colorado, I have appeared as a soloist with the DePauw Symphony Orchestra playing Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto, I play with the Boulder Symphony, I have traveled to London, Vienna, and Northern Italy to learn and perform, and have played in many masterclasses with distinguished artists. I specialize in contemporary music, being a composer myself, and also have extensive experience as a vocalist and a keyboardist. I perform with Boulder's own Ars Nova Singers as well as the St. John's Episcopal Choir.

I bring a unique and passionate approach to playing the violin. I want my students to discover themselves as musicians just as I want to discover what every new student can bring to their music. If a student doesn't want to discover their inner-musician, I will try every avenue to take down those barriers and inspire them to forge a life-long relationship with music.
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Jackson B.

Boulder, CO 80302
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$34 / 30-min

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