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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 School 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.

About Nicole R.

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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 17 years and have performed all kinds of music from classical to rock. As of Spring 2016 I completed two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music and Psychology and two Graduate Certificate in the Suzuki Technique and the Alexander Technique. During my education I was fortunate enough to study violin with Jerilyn Jorgensen and Brad Watson. As well as, perform in the Lamont Symphony Orchestra. I was also able to study violin, music performance, and composition with Carlo Feige, Roberto Andreoni, and Simone Fontenelli in Milan, Italy for 4 months during my junior year. D
uring my undergraduate degree i chose to accompany my music with a psychology degree, focusing on cognition as well as social and child psychology.

Given the extensive nature of my musical training and my great passion for music, specifically the violin, I can offer a student an engaging and instructive experience, that will allow them to reach any goal.

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I take an all inclusive approach to teaching violin, that encourages students to proactively participate in the learning process. My lessons are 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.

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

*** Specialties ***
Classical Violin
Suzuki Pedagogy
Alexander Technique
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Kevin March 5, 2017
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Nicole has extensive knowledge of the violin. She teaches the "why before the how" so that the student is able to start with the right technique. She is good at connecting with children.
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Sisi February 27, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
I am returning to violin after being away for ten years, and I'm so excited to be taking classes with Nicole! She is responsive, professional, and has so much experience.
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Keith January 27, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
Nicole does a great job explaining why the basics are important now and will be even more so as progress is made
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Nicole R.

Nicole R.

Denver, CO 80210
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About Amber J.

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Englewood, CO

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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 con
tinue 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 the UNT commencement ceremonies. This led to an offer to tour Italy with the Rome Festival Orchestra. For the next two summers I performed in Copenhagen, Istanbul, Rome and Berlin with the Berlin Philharmonic.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students progress VERY quickly! As a teacher, I can easily identify my students’ strengths and weaknesses, and plan an individualized study course. I will instill a solid set of production skills that will easily serve ANY style of music you choose (from rock to opera.)
I will make for you a personalized recording for you to practice with daily. We will also work on songs you LOVE!
My students will have performance opportunities every 3 months. I will prepare you for college entrance auditions, TV contests, and television appearances. My students make extraordinary progress-I want you to become one of them!

*** Studio Equipment ***
10x15 dedicated music room, piano, lovely mountain view, mirrors, microphone and sound equipment available for students. The parents of students are welcome to stay in the room with the students, if they choose.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a piano and I will purchase the method book I want the student to use but I do require reimbursement for books and shipping if required. Student provides notebooks and pens.

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Seth Riggs, Popular vocal technique "Singing For The Stars"
John W. Schaum for piano
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Leila P. February 21, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · In home
Amber provides excellent direction & coaching. She also provides great praise to build confidence. She helped my daughter prepare for an audition, which included both singing & a dramatic reading.
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Jake G. October 11, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Great first lesson!
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Sienna L. October 6, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In home
Amber is amazing! My daughter has absolutely loved working with her!!!
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Amber J.

Amber J.

Englewood, CO 80110
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About Calvin G.

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Broomfield, CO

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Want to learn violin? My students have unique lessons tailored to their needs and own personal goals. Basic skills and advanced techniques are taught alongside music interpretation and expression, as well as basic music history, music theory, and other tools necessary to make informed performance decisions. What do you want to learn? Tell me and we can discover it together!

About Calvin
As a classical trained violist with orchestral, chamber, and solo performance experience, my teaching style is geared towards performance and expression. I don't adhere to any one book of teaching, adjusting my teaching to the unique needs of each student. My teachers came from different pedagogical backgrounds; as a result, I have a wide array of teaching tools available to pass on to my students. I have taught with the Longy School of Music's El Sistema program and had a Teaching Artist residence with Cambridge Public Schools. I hold a BM in Viola performance from the Lamont School of Music
and a MM in Viola Performance from the Longy School of Music.

I have played viola since I first began my musical studies at age 9. As a result, I have seen teachers hold viola students back, simply because they play the "lesser" instrument in the viola family. I do not hold my students back and I hold them all to the same high level of playing, regardless of which instrument they play.
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Rich D. January 2, 2017
Verified Student · Viola · In studio
I've never had any experience with orchestral instruments before. After one lesson with Calvin, I'm learning to read music again. He showed me proper technique as well. I feel that I will be progressing quickly under Calvin's instruction. My first lesson flew by, and I learned so much in a very short amount of time. His attention to smaller details in technique are very helpful as well. I absolutely recommend Calvin as a viola instructor!
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Phoenix E. April 9, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In home
Calvin is a great instructor and my daughter was smiling the entire time! He takes great care of making sure she is understanding what he is showing her and was flexible. He makes a great addition to our Unschooling homeschool and our family!
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Wilbert S. January 31, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In home
First Lesson was great. Calvin was very patient, knowledgeable and very accommodating. Looking forward to many more lessons
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Calvin G.

Calvin G.

Broomfield, CO 80020
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$35 / 30-min

About Leah K.

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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.

About Leah
Violist Leah Kovach grew up in Salt Lake City and is a new member of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. She has performed and taught across four continents with ensembles such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the New World Symphony, and the Houston Symphony. She completed her studies at Indiana University and Rice University.

Leah studied the Suzuki Method at Indiana University with Brenda Brenner, who is currently president of the American String Teacher's Association. Prior to joining the Colorado Symphony, Leah taught private violin and viola lessons in four Houston area school d
istricts. Leah enjoys teaching private lessons, group lessons, and coaching chamber music ensembles. Leah was the string coach for the 2013 Kinkaid School Orchestra China Tour, has given masterclasses in Cali, Colombia, and served as artist-faculty at the 2015 Musicagiovana festival in Majano, Italy.
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Leah K.

Leah K.

Denver, CO 80203
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$40 / 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.

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, dis
cipline, 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 Houston, 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
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
I love his supportive and positive nature.
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