Chelsea Morden

Chelsea M.

Englewood, CO

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About

Chelsea delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
December 2005

I love music, and I love helping other people find and develop their love for music! I began formal study with Suzuki piano at the age of 3 1/2 and added violin at age 7, and haven't stopped since!

Growing up, I was lucky to be exposed to many types of music, from the traditional Irish music my father played at home to local rock, blues, and jazz concerts, music from around the world, and a wide variety of different amalgamations of Classical music. I have a knowledge of and passion for a wide variety of styles, which I use to help my students discover their own interests.

I hold a BM in violin performance from the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music, where I studied with Jeri Jorgensen, and have performed with a wide variety of groups in the Denver area, including Irish folk trio Avourneen, the Denver Philharmonic, the Cheza String Quartet, and many others. Prior to moving to Denver, I was active as a performer on both violin and piano in Northern California and have performed as a soloist with the North State Symphony and Eureka Symphony.

I am excited to be able to bring this diverse experience to my teaching, and hope you will give me the opportunity to work with you or your child!

*** Lesson Details ***
The focus in lessons is always on what -you- want to learn, keeping things fun and personalized without sacrificing a solid technical foundation. What this concretely means is that, at the first lesson, I will sit down with you and/or your child and assess what it is you want to get out of music lessons in order to come up with a lesson plan tailored to exactly what -you- want to be learning.

I believe that there should be no need for strictness or punishment - when students are inspired and engaged in lessons, practice and progress grow naturally out of the environment without any need for a stern or restrictive atmosphere!

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Experience

Instructor
Aug 2014 - Present
Neighborhood Music Stapleton

Studio teacher in fiddle, violin, viola, and piano.

Strings and piano instructor
Jun 2013 - Present
My Music Skool Southglenn

- Teach private lessons on violin, viola, piano, and guitar at storefront music school locations and at Aspen Academy Elementary school in Greenwood Village

Private Music Teacher
Aug 2009 - Present
Self-employed

- Teach private violin, fiddle, and viola lessons
- Develop teaching materials and individualized student curriculum

Camp Music Instructor
Jun 2007 - Jul 2012
Suzuki Summer Academy

- Teach both private and group lessons in general music, piano, and violin in a summer camp setting
- Direct camp string orchestra

Student-teacher
Mar 2010 - Jun 2010
University of Denver Mentored Teaching Program

- Program developed by Lamont School of Music Career Director Katherine Knight in which talented low-income students from local middle schools received lessons from Lamont students. Student-teachers were mentored by Lamont faculty to help hone their teaching styles
- Gained private teaching experience in controlled environment while receiving feedback from professionals with decades of experience

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Education

Bachelor of Music, violin performance
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
University of Denver
Bachelor of Music - violin performance
Aug 2009 - Jun 2013
University of Denver

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Suzuki Violin Book 4 Training
May 2013
University of Denver

Trained in Suzuki violin Book 4

Photos & Videos

A set of Irish reels performed as the finale to my senior recital! Featuring my younger brother Evan on fiddle and my dad, Alan, on guitar.
The 4th (and last) movement of Beethoven's Violin Sonata no. 7 in c minor performed at my senior recital at DU's Lamont School of Music.
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3 Reviews

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Henry W. Feb 13, 2016
Piano · In home

Chelsea was amazing with my 3 year old! She explained everything and was very patient!

Kelsey F. Sep 9, 2014
Fiddle · In studio

Chelsea is absolutely fantastic. Regardless of what type of style you are trying to learn, she is the teacher for you. She has a great passion for music and is knowledgeable, kind, and patient. Every lesson is tailored to what you would like to learn. Not only that, but she is an extremely gifted player, so after hearing what I aspire to sound like, I am motivated to practice more than ever!

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Bill S. May 11, 2014
Violin ·

Patient & Encouraging

Chelsea is knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and attentive - all the things one looks for in a teacher.

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