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Violin Resources in Denver

If you’re interested in taking violin lessons in Denver, then you’re in luck. Denver has many resources for aspiring violinists, including an abundance of music venues and events in which students can go to get inspired, connect with other musicians, and maybe even show off their skills.

Want a new violin or need repairs? In addition to concert venues and musical events, the city also has a number of unique violin stores. Below are various violin shops, music events, and venues around Denver.

Five Points Jazz Festival
If you’re interested in jazz violin then you have to check out the Five Points Jazz Festival. The free one-day event features more than 35 bands and musicians playing all types of jazz music including latin, blues, and funk. There’s also a stage dedicated to young musicians from the Denver Sch
ool of the Arts Jazz Workshop Orchestra and the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts. Enjoy food and drinks from a variety of vendors while soaking up the sounds of vocal jazz violinists.

Boettcher Concert Hall
Are you a fan of classical music? Boettcher Concert Hall is a part of the Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC), the largest performing arts complex in the United States. The venue, located in the heart of downtown Denver, is home to the Colorado Symphony comprised of notable violinists, such as Yumi Hwang-Williams. The Boettcher Concert Hall also offers a music program for children where they get a chance to watch and listen to a 16-piece chamber orchestra and learn about music.

Red Rocks Summer Concert Series
Just 15 miles from downtown Denver is The Red Rock Amphitheatre, which hosts the Red Rocks Summer Concert Series. Throughout May and September, attendees can enjoy musical performances from an array of well-known musicians and bands. Past performances have included DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony and the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring the Colorado Symphony.

Von’s Violin Shop
Are you in the market for a new violin or want to get an old one restored? Von’s Violin Shop, located on 1869 South Pearl St, is the go-to spot in Denver for all your violin needs. The neighborhood shop allows customers to rent, purchase, or restore their instrument at reasonable prices. From beginners to experts, Von’s Violin Shop caters to all violinists as well as other string musicians.

Kolacny Music
Established in 1930 by William J. Kolacny, Kolacny Music is a music shop that sells, rents, and repairs band and orchestra instruments. While the shop’s main focus is toward student band and orchestra, it sells a variety of both intermediate and professional models. What’s more, Kolacny Music sells an array of accessories from tuners to multimedia to sheet music.

If you’re just starting to take violin lessons in Denver, make sure you visit some of the venues, shops, and festivals mentioned above. A great way to stay inspired and motivated is to get out of your comfort zone and listen to the various different types of musical genres.
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Nicole B. Denver, CO

I have been teaching violin for 4 years. I'm a professional singer and performer. I am laid back and friendly and want you to reach the goals we set together. We will use the string explorer series.

About Nicole

Everyone is unique and special in their own way. Learn how to perform the music you love with a lesson plan that is catered to your needs as a musician. I have my BA in music from Colorado College and a MA in Education from University of Denver. I'm currently a k-12 music teacher in DPS. *** Lesson Details *** My teaching style has been called laid back with strict elements. The curriculum will be set according to your wants and needs. *** Travel Equipment *** I provide music. Students would have to get their own instrument. *** Specialties *** I specialize in performance and stage presence. Vocal styles taught range from classical, jazz, R&B, pop, rock and broadway. For string students we us the String Explorer series.

Nicole R. Castle Rock, CO

I specialize in teaching classical violin but have extensive experience in performing many different kinds of music. The reason I mainly teach classical violin technique is in order to provide students with a solid technical foundation so that they have the skills to develop their own style and feel comfortable playing many different styles.

About Nicole

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 ...

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Lynea C. April 13, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Moving forward with an eye on a strong foundation

My daughter has had 2 other teachers. The first thing I noticed was that Nicole paid attention to technique, posture and sound quality. It took a bit, but she helped my daughter relearn some overlooked basics. The immediate difference was amazing. Then the approach Nicole takes in helping students learn to listen to and understand their own playing really increased my daughters motivation to improve. She has improved tremendously and is having fun doing it.
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Mikayla I. March 11, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Fantastic teacher

Nicole is an excellent teacher that understands her students and teaches them in a way that is geared toward them individually. She listens and is very patient. While not only encouraging the student, she also challenges them thus opening up creativity and a love for the violin.
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Danelle K. August 20, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Wonderful Teacher!

Our daughter had a previous violin instructor for 3 years and had a great foundation. However, we knew it was time to take her to the next level with technique and note reading. Nicole is very knowledgeable about violin technique, its history, and about music. My daughter has grown tremendously. Her intonation, note reading confidence, and rhythm has greatly improved. She has a new found excitement for her instrument again!
Amber J. Englewood, CO

Violin is the NUMBER ONE instrument to teach the young (5-10 years)
student musicianship, rhythm, and perfect pitch and musicality.

About Amber

Growing up in Denver, I had a huge desire for singing and performing. By age 14, I was taking weekly singing & piano lessons, was acting constantly in local productions-many times getting the lead role. Some of the productions I acted in: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Camelot, Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), How to Succeed in Business (Smitty), Carousel, Oklahoma, Les Miserables, and Oliver (Nancy.) I received a 4-year scholarship to the Conservatory of Music in Stockton, CA. at the University of the Pacific. Upon graduation, I entered graduate school at the University of North Texas to continue my singing and piano studies, along with music theory, history, and musical video production. Upon graduating UNT, I was chosen among 200 performing arts majors to be the featured soloist at ...

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Geoff M. November 17, 2014
French · In studio
Verified Student
Amber was a great teacher, she was patient with me and my wife when we had trouble and helped us stay on task. We learned basic French faster than I expected.
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Charles B. August 28, 2014
Singing · In home
Amber is our church's music director and as a member of the worship team I have had the opportunity to observe her interact with students, including my wife. Needless to say, I was quite impressed with her abilities. But, I didn't realize the scope of her wonderful expertise until I began taking voice lessons from her. The awesome thing about Amber is her ability to interact with the student on the student's level. In other words, Amber has the wonderful ability of sharing her musical expertise by teaching in such a gentle, encouraging and patient manner that makes taking lessons from her a joy and privilege. Although, her knowledge of music is second to none, she teaches in such a gracious manner that the student doesn't feel like they are being talked-down-to.
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robert W. August 27, 2014
Amber has changed the way I sing in front of people by teaching me to use my diaphragm more for air. I play numerous string instruments now in church along with Amber. She has helped me decipher the keys in music as well as coordinate my playing skills in timing. I have been playing music for over fifty years and I am still learning thanks to Amber. I personally recommend as an instructor for any beginner or a sound musician.
Talia V. Denver, CO

About Talia

Talia’s journey as a musician began in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington, where she was born and raised. She studied piano, violin, and choral signing throughout her childhood and teen years. Her gifting for violin led her into years of private study, performance with the Tacoma Youth Symphony, Solo Ensemble Competitions, weddings & special events, playing and signing at church, and local Farmers Markets.  After earning her Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from Western Washington University, she moved to San Francisco in December of 2012 to further her career as a freelance artist and teacher. Here, she performed in the pit orchestra of Mozart’s Don Giovanni Opera with the BASOTI Orchestra. She also studied and performed as a Renaissance bass violinist with Ansambl ...

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Gerald R. December 2, 2013
Piano
Passion and patience

My 9 year old daughter with no music background began taking lessons with Talia. I was very impressed with Talia's passion for music and teaching. She's everything you want in an instructor...knowledgeable, patient, encouraging, and passionate. My daughter likes Talia so much....she can't wait for her lesson each week! And she's making progress with each lesson!
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Keturah N. December 2, 2013
Violin
Wonderful violin teacher

Talia is teaching violin to my 5 year old daughter. We could not ask for a better teacher. She relates so well to children and is very patient and caring but she is still able to keep my daughter focused and motivated. I have been so impressed with how much my child has already progressed given her age and the difficulty of violin. I would recommend Talia to anyone.
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Ursie B. December 1, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher

Talia is an excellent professional. Her patience, kindness, understanding, and listening are outstanding. In teaching an older adult she has been a god-sent angel - in tailoring my learning desires to music theory and practice. I have gotten everything I've paid for and more. I highly recommend Talia.
David K. Denver, CO

I love helping students who are new to an instrument gain the confidence and skills necessary to pursue it long-term. As a former orchestra teacher, I have a soft spot for strings. My students tend to develop a genuine love for their instrument and desire to continue studying.

About David

I love music. I love playing it, writing it, teaching it, listening to it, even analyzing the theory! I'm a bit (a huge bit) of a music nerd. I've been playing piano since I was five years old, and guitar since eleven. I have a Bachelor's of Music Education, with classical guitar being my primary instrument. In the past, I have taught middle school orchestra and elementary general music, have been the Executive Director of a non-profit youth orchestra, and have maintained private students because of my passion for teaching one-on-one. I have a particular knack for getting middle school-aged through adult students excited about new aspects of music. My passion truly is to share music with others, whether that is through teaching private lessons, teaching in public school ...

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Yiqun S. November 11, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
David is a great Guitar teacher.

David has been a great guitar teacher for my teenage kid! He was patient with her but he also challenged her to work harder. My kid learned a lot in just a few months, from no experience to being able to play somewhat difficult scales and chords! I believe that David’s experiences both as a high school teacher and as a musician help him to be a great guitar teacher.
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Andrea O. October 30, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Great teacher

David is a wonderful teacher and a great person. I can not be happier about the decision I made to have David teaching guitar to my son.
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Kari M. May 3, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Patient, knowledgable, and challenging

I am not the student. I am the grandmother of the 8-year-old student. David is very patient with my grandson yet insists on the kid practicing. He challenges my grandson and has earned the respect of both my grandson and me. My grandson is learning a lot and enjoying the experience very much. Kudos to David.
Autumn D. Denver, CO

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 ...

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Rick B. March 9, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Brandon has thoroughly enjoyed his violin lessons with Autumn - he's learned a lot.
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Patric V. February 20, 2015
Violin · In studio
I've been learning violin from Autumn for about a year and a half now. She is incredibly patient, offers encouragement, and is kind in all of my lessons. She isn't afraid to challenge you and never puts limitations on you. Her lessons are always fun and you can rest assured that you will learn the correct technique and sound. She never gives up on you and never shows any frustration! I couldn't have asked for a better or more outstanding teacher! Thank you! :)
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Pete W. February 10, 2015
Violin · In studio
At 40, violin is the first instrument I have ever learned, having taking lessons for seven months now with Autumn. Her clear instruction provides phenomenal motivation to intensely practice, and excel. I am humbled by her teaching of music theory in her lessons as well. Our orchestra group Autumn established has amazing synergy. As an engineer by trade, I have a deeper feeling of resonance and nature, through violin, thanks to Autumn.

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