Cieran Morden
Englewood, CO
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Cieran Morden

Cieran M.

Englewood, CO
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Viola is the undersung hero of the orchestra, and I love to help violists learn this beautiful instrument! Though much of the technique of the instrument is the same or very similar to the violin, violists enjoy a great repertoire of solo pieces and high demand in ensembles, which I can help you discover for yourself. (Please see my violin profile for more information on experience and lesson style)

About Cieran M.

I love music, and I love helping other people find and develop their love for music! I teach all styles of violin and piano to ages 4 and up, with a strong emphasis on finding what kind of music each student enjoys and building a life-long love of music with solid technical foundations.

I hold a BM in violin performance from the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music, and am a certified Suzuki violin teacher, registered with the SAA. As a performer, I love to play fiddle music and to explore new styles, and I bring that same enthusiasm for learning new styles and methods of teaching to all my lessons. Around town, I can be found performing with Irish folk trio Avourneen, Classical crossover group Nexus Strings, and a variety of other projects ranging from rock and pop studio recording to orchestral playing and collaborative piano.

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 teaching great technique that will allow years of playing with ease. 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 when students are inspired and engaged in lessons, practice and progress grow naturally out of the environment!

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Henry W.
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Cieran was amazing with my 3 year old! He explained everything and was very patient!

Posted Feb 13, 2016
Kelsey F.
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Cieran is absolutely fantastic. Regardless of what type of style you are trying to learn, he is the teacher for you. He 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 he is an extremely gifted player, so after hearing what I aspire to sound like, I am motivated to practice more than ever!

Posted Sep 9, 2014
Bill S.

Patient & Encouraging

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

Posted May 11, 2014

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Experience

Instructor
Aug 2014 - Present

Neighborhood Music Stanley

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

Private Music Teacher
Aug 2009 - Present

Self-employed

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

Strings and Piano instructor
Jun 2013 - May 2019

My Music Skool Southglenn

Private and group lesson instructor in violin, viola, fiddle, piano, and guitar.

Orchestra Adjunct Teacher
Oct 2017 - May 2018

Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy

Co-taught string orchestra classes at the middle and high school level, as well as accompanying and leading sectionals for middle and high school choir.

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

Education

Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013

University of Denver

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Suzuki Violin Teacher Training Unit 2
Apr 2021

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Suzuki training at the Book 2 level, taught by Edward Kreitman and registered with the SAA
Suzuki Violin Teacher Training Unit 1
Feb 2021

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Beginning violin pedagogy course by the Suzuki method, taught by notable Suzuki teacher Edward Kreitman and registered with the SAA
Suzuki Violin Book 4 Training
May 2013

University of Denver

Trained in Suzuki violin Book 4 with Kathleen Spring

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