About Nicole R.
I have been playing violin for 17 years. I received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music and Psychology in 2013 from the University of Denver. In 2016 I added to my education with Graduate Certificates in the Suzuki Technique and the Alexander Technique. During my education I was fortunate enough to study violin with Jerilyn Jorgensen, Brad Watson, Carlo Feige, Roberto Andreoni, and Simone Fontenelli. From 2009-2016 I had the honor of performing in the Lamont Symphony Orchestra.
Given the extensive nature of my musical training and my great passion for music, specifically the violin, I can offer a student an engaging and instructive experience, that will allow them to reach any goal.
*** Lesson Details ***
As the only professional violinist certified in both the Alexander Technique and the Suzuki Pedagogy in Colorado, I focus on building a students technical skills in a body healthy manner. My lessons are geared around encouraging a student's creativity and musicality, while at the same time providing them with the tools to work through each piece and each technical aspect of playing the violin.
*** Studio Equipment ***
The studio is fully equipped with plenty of parking.
*** Specialties ***
Nicole is a very educated and skilled musician that offers a lot of insight to new and intermediate violin players. Her lessons focus on technique in various areas such as bowing strategies, shifting, and scales in various keys, and Nicole is always prepared to teach her students these skills and help them along the way.
We highly recommend her!
My daughter has been taking violin lessons from Nicole for almost 2 years. I appreciate Nicole's patience, the variety of techniques she uses to ensure proper posture, bow grip, etc; and the fact that the lessons are tailored to each individual student and their musical interests and habits. We will miss her when she moves out of the Denver area!Show More
Nicole has been flexible with us and has engaged and encouraged my son to want to continue violin.
Nicole has extensive knowledge of the violin. She teaches the "why before the how" so that the student is able to start with the right technique. She is good at connecting with children.
I am returning to violin after being away for ten years, and I'm so excited to be taking classes with Nicole! She is responsive, professional, and has so much experience.
Nicole does a great job explaining why the basics are important now and will be even more so as progress is made
Thank you Nicole, My daughter is a first time user with only a few minor instructions from a public school teacher, whom taught her wrong. Your advice and ability to work with her, even in her frustrated moments was wonderful. I am looking forward to next weekShow More
She was able to meet my daughter where she is musically. She is professional, and personable.
Nicole has been fantastic with our daughter. We have seen steady progress and our daughter is always excited to attend, learn, and grow. We highly recommend Nicole to anyone looking for lessons.
Nicole is committed to teaching a full appreciation for the violin. Despite the fact that my daughter has yet to play a note in her lesson, she has learned a tremendous amount & will be properly prepared in technique, form, tone & overall knowledge to play with confidence. Although my daughter hoped she'd be playing by now, she's become even more motivated to practice now that she understands there is so much more to the violin than playing a song. We look forward to seeing our daughter grow under Nicole's direction.Show More
Patient, helpful & knowledgable!
Nicole is patient, kind, knowlegeable and direct. Very Good Teacher.
4.5 Stars! - Nicole is very patient, and willing to work with a beginner, to get through all of the little hurdles that come with starting any new instrument.
Moving forward with an eye on a strong foundation
My daughter has had 2 other teachers. The first thing I noticed was that Nicole paid attention to technique, posture and sound quality. It took a bit, but she helped my daughter relearn some overlooked basics. The immediate difference was amazing. Then the approach Nicole takes in helping students learn to listen to and understand their own playing really increased my daughters motivation to improve. She has improved tremendously and is having fun doing it.
Nicole is an excellent teacher that understands her students and teaches them in a way that is geared toward them individually. She listens and is very patient. While not only encouraging the student, she also challenges them thus opening up creativity and a love for the violin.
Our daughter had a previous violin instructor for 3 years and had a great foundation. However, we knew it was time to take her to the next level with technique and note reading. Nicole is very knowledgeable about violin technique, its history, and about music. My daughter has grown tremendously. Her intonation, note reading confidence, and rhythm has greatly improved. She has a new found excitement for her instrument again!
Nicole has a great passion for music and the violin.
Nicole has a great passion for her music. She very organized and has extensive knowledge of the music she teaches.
Colorado Music Quest
Mile High Academy of Music
Private Violin Teacher
Lamont School of Music
Worked on a variety of shows from classical to folk music.
Alexander Technique Denver
Lamont School of Music- University of Denver
University of Denver
Fluent / Native Proficiency
American Society for the Alexander Technique
Alexander Technique Denver
University of Denver
Rock Canyon High School
Douglas County School District