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Thomas H.

Denver, CO
Starting at $35
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Thomas H.

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Tom is a Denver based composer, arranger, and musician best known for his multi-instrumentalist role in the Grammy nominated rock band, Devotchka. He has performed on many recordings including those by M Ward, She and Him, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bettye Lavette, Eric Bachman, Calexico, and Sage Francis. As an arranger and orchestrator, he has worked closely with a variety of groups including, The Colorado Symphony, The Flaming Lips, The Lumineers, Amos Lee, Gregory Alan Isakov, Trampled By Turtles, Ingrid Michaelson, Lettuce, and Opiuo. He has written original music for theater and dance, including performances by Wonderbound and the Colorado Symphony of "The 7 Deadly Sins", "De Troya" by Dallas based Cara Mia Theatre, and performances of Shakespeare's, "The 12th Night" for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. His latest project is "Modern Victims", a collection of pop songs recorded under the banner "Post Truth Serum", with Elin Palmer and Shawn King (Devotchka). Tom is a ...

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Tom is a Denver based composer, arranger, and musician best known for his multi-instrumentalist role in the Grammy nominated rock band, Devotchka. He has performed on many recordings including those by M Ward, She and Him, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bettye Lavette, Eric Bachman, Calexico, and Sage Francis

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Cieran M.

3 Reviews
Englewood, CO
Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance from University of Denver
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Cieran M.

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I specialize in fun, personalized lessons with a strong foundation in technique that will prepare you for wherever you want to go musically!

I am trained in Suzuki violin and integrate ear training into all my lessons at all levels, beginner through advanced. I also specialize in fiddle, rock, and alternative styles and can teach improvisation and theory skills that will help you be able to play with a band or write your own music.

About Cieran

I love music, and I love helping other people find and develop their love for music! I teach all styles of violin and piano to ages 4 and up, with a strong emphasis on finding what kind of music each student enjoys and building a life-long love of music with solid technical foundations. I hold a

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Henry W.
Cieran was amazing with my 3 year old! He explained everything and was very patient!
Kelsey F.
Cieran is absolutely fantastic. Regardless of what type of style you are trying to learn, he is the teacher for you. He has a great passion for music and is knowledgeable, kind, and patient. Every lesson is tailored to what you would like to learn. Not only that, but he is an extremely gifted player, so after hearing what I aspire to sound like, I am motivated to practice more than ever!
Bill S.
Patient & Encouraging

Cieran is knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and attentive - all the things one looks for in a teacher.
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Kelly O.

4 Reviews
Littleton, CO
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Master of Arts in Counseling from Regis University
  • Teaching since 2017
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Kelly O.

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Professional violinist with 30+ years’ experience and licensed counselor available for violin/viola lessons. Specializing in Classical, Irish, Scottish, and Norwegian (Hardanger Fiddle) traditions. Experience with a wide-range of children and can accommodate a variety of cognitive and emotional needs.

About Kelly

Professional violinist with 30+ years’ experience and licensed counselor available for violin/viola lessons. Specializing in Classical, Irish, Scottish, and Norwegian (Hardanger Fiddle) traditions. Experience with a wide-range of children and can accommodate a variety of cognitive and emotional ne

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Sophia
It was our first lesson today: Kelly took the time to listen to my daughter patiently, even though my daughter stutters and is shy when speaking. I appreciate that she took time to make her feel comfortable.
Richard
Kelly is a great instructor!!! I first saw her perform with Lost Walks and then Juice of the Barley. Her istruction has been great covering these styles plus a lot of classical technique as well. She has really improved my playing.
Grace
Kelly is a great violin player and a really good teacher. She can play with begginers like me and help me understand the basics that I need to know.
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Joshua N.

Denver, CO
Starting at $55
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Joshua N.

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I believe fundamentally that each student has a unique learning style and benefits from a tailored approach. I do not subscribe to a particular regimented program of study, rather I select the repertoire and etudes to match each student's needs. I believe in choosing both concert music and etudes to challenge individual deficits and work on skills that will apply broadly across the repertoire.

It is my goal to select level-appropriate repertoire to build on strengths, challenge weaknesses, and ensure that young violinists develop strong technical facility that enables them to develop into mature musicians with ease.

About Joshua

I am a professional orchestral violist and recording artist based in Long Beach, California. For the past two seasons I have primarily served as the assistant principal violist of the Pacific Symphony, while enjoying a flourishing freelance career in California and abroad. I have been fortunate to

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Ava P.

5 Reviews
Boulder, CO
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Music: Performance from Truman State University
  • Teaches students 3 to 18
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Ava P.

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I've been teaching violin for about 10 years and have recently received my Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Performance from 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 using the Suzuki method, as well as basic music theory, note-reading, and other skills based on the student's needs and skill set.

Please note: in order to offer the best possible education for students, I am not offering online lessons for violin beginners who have no previous experience.

About Ava

A native of Houston, Texas, violinist Ava is a Boulder-based performer, collaborator, and teacher. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in violin from the University of Colorado Boulder, as well as a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from Truman State University. As an active

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Ava
Ava is amazing!! We highly recommend her. Super knowledgeable, friendly and great with kids. Thanks Ava!
Sarah
Excellent!
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Dongyi H.

22 Reviews
Frederick, CO
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • English from Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Dongyi H.

22 Reviews
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I've been teaching violin for 40 years and my students have gone on to win China National Championships. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to understand violin basics and as time goes on you'll be able to play smoothly. I taught violin at university level for 15 years in China. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Dongyi

I am originally from Jinan, China and have a degree in English from Shandong Normal University in Jinan. I have been playing the violin since I was 15. I have taught for forty five years, most of the time at Shandong University in Jinan. I have also taught home lessons for the past 20 years, both

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Lamita
Teaches correct hand, bow, and violin positions. Also how much pressure to put on bow. Just what I needed! Play mainly from the middle of the bow for the best tone for now.
kevin mullin
encouraging. stunning progress in my daughter
Elly
she's very nice and does not waste any time. she demanding and consistent with her critiques and inspires me to practice more.

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"Zhana is a wonderful teacher and person. I started as an adult beginner with her almost 4 years ago, and have continued to go to her despite moving farther away because of her patience, kindness, encouragement, and of course, expertise. I feel lucky to have found her."
Natalya
Took Violin lessons from Zhana G.
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"Excellent instructor. Our daughter felt comfortable right away. He is very patient and she learned a lot. Highly recommend."
Karen
Took Violin lessons from Farobag C.
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"I have been taking lessons with Ashlyn for about 7 months now and she has truly been the best violin teacher I could have hoped for! She is not only good at teaching and helping me improve my playing, but she is also a really nice person and we get along very well. I look forward to every lesson and always learn a lot and have fun. Unfortunately, I leave for college soon so I will no longer be able to take lessons with Ashlyn, I will miss her a lot."
Karen Weiner
Took Violin lessons from Ashlyn O.
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"Nikita is the instructor you are looking for. I have been taking lessons with Nikita for three months now and his instruction is leading to some nice progress.
He explains everything so clearly and has unlimited patience.
He is a very encouraging teacher and is his feedback is constructive about what is working well and how to improve.
And he has a great sens of humour.
I always look forward to our lesson."
Mikael
Took Violin lessons from Nikita B.
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"Patient and answered all my questions! Looking for axes to lesson #2."
Jared
Took Violin lessons from Zachary H.
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"She has been great with my son! He has loved taking lessons with her!"
Lisa
Took Violin lessons from Sydney J.
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"Kristen is warm, engaging, and knowledgeable. My daughter is very excited for her next lesson."
Sophie
Took Violin lessons from Kristen K.
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"I loved every violin lesson! very experienced teacher."
Nashwan
Took Violin lessons from Panagiota K.
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"Maya likes Mark a lot. She can't wait for next week. They are a good match."
Maya
Took Violin lessons from Mark T.
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"I’ve been working with Geronimo for three years. When I resumed my violin lessons in my late 20s after a long break, I was uncertain that I could improve my skills. However, Geronimo changed my perspective and made me confident. I am now way more confident in playing the violin.

I have worked with several violin teachers in the past, but he is the most talented and passionate one I have ever met. He can pinpoint areas that are lacking and provide helpful solutions to improve. I sincerely recommend him."
Saesun
Took Violin lessons from Geronimo O.
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