Ava Pacheco

Ava P.

Boulder, CO
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching violin for about 6 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.
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Ava delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

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A recent Master of Music graduate of University of Colorado Boulder, Ava began her violin studies at the age of six. During her undergraduate degree at Truman State University, Ava was a two-time Gold Medal Concerto Competition finalist and regularly appeared as concertmaster with the Truman State Symphony orchestra, where she has also held the positions of principal second violinist and principal violist.

As an active chamber musician, Ava was the first violinist in Truman State University’s President’s String Quartet, the university’s only highly competitive string chamber ensemble. She toured Italy twice with the President’s String Quartet, performing recitals in 2013 and 2015.

At CU, Ava has served as concert master and principal second violinist of the Eklund Opera Orchestra, principal second violinist of the University of Colorado Chamber Orchestra, and as a section violinist with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra. During the summer of 2016, she travelled to Italy as part of CU's "Renaissance in the XXI Century" program where she studied with Alberto Bologni and performed a wide variety of chamber music.

Ava is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Music in Violin Performance at the University of Colorado-Boulder under Professor Karoly Schranz. Her past teachers include Harumi Rhodes, Dr. Sam McClure, Julie Lundgren, and Kathy Karpicke.

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Associate Principal Second Violin
Jul 2017 - Present
Boulder Symphony Orchestra

Private Violin Teacher
Aug 2011 - Present

First violinist & Quartet manager
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Truman State University President's String Quartet


Doctor of Musical Arts
Aug 2017 - Present
University of Colorado-Boulder
Master of Music-Performance
Aug 2015 - May 2017
University of Colorado-Boulder
Bachelor of Music-Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Truman State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Music: Performance
Apr 2015
Truman State University
Gold Medal Concerto Competition Finalist
Nov 2014
Truman State University


American String Teachers Association
Sep 2015

The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Jan 2012

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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Photos & Videos

Vivaldi Spring 

Performed with Icicle Creek Chamber Music Institute Young Artists, July 21, 2018
Performing Ravel's Tzigane with pianist Andrew Packard.
Photo by Ava P.

Performing for Anne Akiko Meyers in a master class at CU-Boulder in February 2016.

Photo by Ava P.

Performing String Quartet No. 3 by Dmitri Shostakovich with the President's String Quartet, Spring 2015

After a great recital with the President's String Quartet in Lucca, Italy!

So much fun playing a duo for violin & cello by Warren Gooch with a good friend!

With the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra


2 Reviews

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Sarah Dec 1, 2017
Viola · In studio


Jennifer Jun 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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