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Kostadin D.
Denver, Colorado
Enjoy step-by-step approach to learning the violin from an expert violinist
Lessons are tailored to fit each individual student's ability and goals. I believe in challenging students while maintaining a supportive and encouraging environment. Lessons will cover music theory, technique, and solo pieces. The goal is to develop in each student the specific skills needed to play a string instrument as well as to nurture an understanding and love for music. Lessons take place at my apartment in Southeast Denver, near Hampden and I-25. Students are expected to prepare for and participate annual studio recitals.
About Kostadin D.

I was raised in a musical family in my home country of Bulgaria, where I attended a highly competitive full-time performing arts school from age 6. I was trained in the Russian school of violin playing and have found this to be a very successful method for my younger students in the United States. Another important pedagogical mentor for me is my viola teacher at Rice University, Ivo-Jan Van der Werff, who has developed a systematic approach to building technique fundamentals in advanced violists and violinists. I believe that studying music is very valuable for instilling self-motivation, discipline, and dedication for students of all ages. I was involved in the Mercury Orchestra's outreach partnership with YES Prep schools, which serve underprivileged communities in Houston. I was also a string specialist at the Village School in Houston, and my students there and in other public schools in the area excelled in the All-Region and All-State competitions.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2010

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Master of Music

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks English, Bulgarian

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Kostadin D.
Denver, Colorado
Enjoy step-by-step approach to learning the violin from an expert violinist
Lessons are tailored to fit each individual student's ability and goals. I believe in challenging students while maintaining a supportive and encouraging environment. Lessons will cover music theory, technique, and solo pieces. The goal is to develop in each student the specific skills needed to play a string instrument as well as to nurture an understanding and love for music. Lessons take place at my apartment in Southeast Denver, near Hampden and I-25. Students are expected to prepare for and participate annual studio recitals.
About Kostadin D.

I was raised in a musical family in my home country of Bulgaria, where I attended a highly competitive full-time performing arts school from age 6. I was trained in the Russian school of violin playing and have found this to be a very successful method for my younger students in the United States. Another important pedagogical mentor for me is my viola teacher at Rice University, Ivo-Jan Van der Werff, who has developed a systematic approach to building technique fundamentals in advanced violists and violinists. I believe that studying music is very valuable for instilling self-motivation, discipline, and dedication for students of all ages. I was involved in the Mercury Orchestra's outreach partnership with YES Prep schools, which serve underprivileged communities in Houston. I was also a string specialist at the Village School in Houston, and my students there and in other public schools in the area excelled in the All-Region and All-State competitions.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2010

Education

Master of Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English, Bulgarian

Speaks

Has background check

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Violin and Viola instructor
Aug 2013 - Dec 2015
Klein Forest High School, Houston, TX
Violin and Viola instructor
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Village School, Houston, TX
Master of Music
Aug 2010 - May 2013
Rice University
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2004 - May 2010
Louisiana State University
Bulgarian
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Master of Music
May 2013
Rice University
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Mar 2019
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Opera Colorado
Co-Artistic Director
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Colorado Springs Philharmonic
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Boulder Philharmonic
Substitute Viola
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Colorado Symphony
Suzuki Association of the Americas
Jan 2015
The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.
American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2004
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Violin
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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Pricing
30 minutes
$40
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30