Calvin Green

Calvin G.

Broomfield, CO
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About

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Calvin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2010

As a classically 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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Experience

Teaching Artist Assistant
Sep 2014 - Present
Longy School of Music in conjunction with Cambridge Public Schools

Teaching Artist resident at Cambridge Public Schools, assisting with school orchestra rehearsals, sectionals, and lessons.

Education

Master of Music - Viola Performance
Aug 2014 - Present
Longy School of Music
Music Performance - Viola
Aug 2010 - Jun 2014
University of Denver, Lamont School of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Russian
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Best Performance of a Student Composition
Jun 2013
University of Denver, Lamont School of Music

Affiliations

American Viola Society
Dec 2014

The American Viola Society is a nonprofit organization of viola enthusiasts, including students, performers, teachers, scholars, composers, makers, and friends, who seek to encourage excellence in performance, pedagogy, research, composition, and lutherie. United in our commitment to promote the viola and its related activities, the AVS fosters communication and friendship among violists of all skill levels, ages, nationalities, and backgrounds.

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Photos & Videos

Teaching violin students in a class at Longy's El Sistema program.

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Myself with a student quartet at the Lamont School of Music, shortly after a performance of Haydn's Op. 76 No. 5 quartet.

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On stage in a chamber orchestra, accompanying a performance of Bach's Concerto for Two Violins, arranged for two flutes.

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The Zabriskie Quartet in the recording studio with Damen Liebling, recording his String Quartet No. 1.

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A performance in a student group at the Longy School of Music of Brahms's Clarinet Quintet.
Second Movement of Brahms's Clarinet Quintet.
Photo by Calvin G.

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Brahms Clarinet Quintet, Third Movement.
Brahms Clarinet Quintet, Movement 4.

3 Reviews

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Rich D. Jan 2, 2017
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. Apr 9, 2016
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!

Wilbert S. Jan 31, 2016
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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