Autumn Deppa

Autumn D.

Denver, CO

About Autumn D.

Autumn teaches: Females 4 to 75
Males 2 to 55
Special needs
Teaching since: March 2014
Last sign in: 4 days ago


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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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.

*** Studio Equipment ***
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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Orchestral Violinist

May 2010 - Present
Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra

Autumn D Studio

May 2008 - Present
Violin Lessons LLC


Artist Diploma in Orchestral Violin Performance

Aug 2008 - May 2010
University of Denver

Artist Diploma in Solo Violin Performance

Aug 2007 - May 2008
Lynn University

Master of Music

Aug 2005 - May 2007
Southern Methodist University

Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance

Aug 2001 - May 2005
University of Minnesota

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Member of ROPA

Aug 2011
Regional Orchestra Players Association

Member of the Musicians Union

Aug 2006
American Federation of Musicians


Violin Competition

Apr 2003
Vurtu Foundation Violin Competition


American Symphony Orchestra League

Sep 2011

The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. Its diverse membership of approximately 800 orchestras across North America runs the gamut from world-renowned symphonies to community groups, from summer festivals to student and youth ensembles. The only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League is a nexus of knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement for managers, musicians, volunteers, and boards. Its conferences and events, award-winning Symphony magazine, website, and other publications inform music lovers around the world about orchestral activity and developments. Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League links a national network of thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers and administrators, board members, volunteers, and business partners.

Americana Music Association

Aug 2011

The Americana Music Association is a professional trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American Roots Music around the world.

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16 Reviews on Autumn D.

John Jul 3, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Autumn is very supportive an a great teacher she has a gift that is hard to find in most instructors.
Paul Randall Mar 30, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Autumn is an excellent teacher! As I am over 50 it is more of a challenge to learn something new, but she is patient and her knowledge, experience, and ability with the violin is a great asset to her instruction. Her focus on teaching me correct technique is laying a good foundation for me to hopefully master this beautiful instrument.
Naomi J. Mar 21, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Enjoyed my lesson, and I already improve in 30 minutes
David A. Feb 8, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson showed up early and Autumn was so accommodating really patient
Elizabeth F. Feb 2, 2016
Violin · In studio
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Miss Autumn! She is really an inspiring instructor for my two children. They have been working with her for about two years and are so excited each week for their lessons. Highly recommend!
Neliza K. Dec 7, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Autumn is very patient. I felt relaxed.
Rebecca A. Jul 7, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
My girls are very excited at Autumn's knowledge and look forward to playing again!
Rick B. Mar 9, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Brandon has thoroughly enjoyed his violin lessons with Autumn - he's learned a lot.
Patric V. Feb 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! :)
Pete W. Feb 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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