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Dana Vachharajani (formerly Dana Bhatnagar) holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University (BFA’97) and The Juilliard School (MM ’01). She has had a career defined by singing at top venues, public education, and creating and running a private music school. In her performance career, she had the honor of performing as a soloist in Alice Tully Hall (Mira Bai Songs). (more…)

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Chelsea Kyle, a native of a small farm town in Illinois called Stillman Valley, holds a B.A. in Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago. After living in the bustling downtown area of Chicago for over 4 years, and living in Illinois her whole life, she decided to make the move to the beautiful state of Colorado to continue to pursue a career in the music industry. (more…)

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Enroll in Private Violin & Viola Lessons at Dana V. Music in Louisville, Colorado.

Alex Vittal grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and began studying viola in third grade. He earned his B.M. in Viola Performance, graduating summa cum laude from Arizona State University where he studied under Nancy Buck, and his M.M. in Viola Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado – Boulder, where he studied under Erika Eckert, Matthew Dane, and Geraldine Walther. (more…)

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A native of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Andrew Giordano began playing the violin at the age of five. He is currently a violinist and founding member of the award-winning Altius Quartet. As a member of the quartet, Andrew has won awards and toured internationally in Europe, Asia, and Australia. (more…)

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Audrey Kaltenbach is an Oregon native and has been playing the piano for over 15 years. She graduated from Willamette University receiving her Bachelor of Music with honors in Piano Performance in 2015. She specializes in classical and contemporary music and her favorite part about piano is collaborating with friends. (more…)

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Bjorn Arvidsson has been a professional singer/stage performer for over 25 years, performing all over Europe and the United States. He has sung over 65 roles in almost as many operas, operettas, oratorios and musicals. A native of Sweden, he is fluent in Swedish, English and German and has sung in all the major, and several of the minor languages of the classical repertoire. (more…)

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Brad Haag is a teacher, collaborative pianist, soloist, and lecturer with a lifelong mission to create outstanding musical experiences for listeners, students, and colleagues. His academic career includes teaching positions on the faculties of Benedictine University (Lisle, IL), Santa Monica College (Santa Monica, CA), and Los Angeles City College, as well as years of experience maintaining a private lesson studio. (more…)

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Praised for her vocal clarity, crystalline coloratura, and abundant musicality, Lebanese-American soprano Christine Honein has been featured on the stages of the United States and the Middle East.  In December 2019, Christine will be the soprano soloist with the Lebanese Philharmonic under the baton of Harout Fazlian for a Christmas concert.  In November, Christine will be featured in Boulder Opera’s Carmen highlights as Frasquita.  Other appearances include a concert tour in Florida featuring music from her recently released album titled “Road to Light.”

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David Goodheim is an American performer, composer, recording artist, and improvisor. His performances and recordings have been heard all over the world live (US and Europe), on radio, and on recordings for record labels from the US, Europe, and Australia.
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John Boggs is a pianist, composer and vocalist based currently in Lafayette, Colorado. He holds an M.M. in Composition from the University of Michigan and a B.F.A. from Bard College. Previous piano instructors include German Diez and MaryAnn Griebling. He taught students of all ages and talent levels during his undergraduate and graduate studies. (more…)

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Soprano and San Diego native Katie Fillius McClave holds a M.M in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a B.A. in Vocal Performance from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Her extensive research, expertise, and interest in child vocal anatomy and pedagogy have given her a unique viewpoint and set of skills as a teacher of children and teenagers. (more…)

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Private Cello Instruction Lessons at Dana V. Music in Louisville, Colorado.

Born in Williamsport, PA, Keirsten Schwanbeck began studying the cello at the age of eight. She attended Hope College in Holland, MI on full scholarship, graduating Magna cum laude in 2006 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance. Keirsten went on to study at the Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a Master of Music degree in Cello Performance in 2008. (more…)

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Clarinetist Kellan Toohey is an avid performer whose varied career includes recitals and solo appearances, chamber music, teaching, and orchestral playing. He holds a DMA from the University of Colorado and his teachers include Daniel Silver, Bil Jackson, and Jon Manasse. (more…)

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Luisa Marie Rodriguez is a performer, a teacher, a conductor, and a very passionate vocal pedagogue. Always interested in growing and refining her teaching skills, Luisa has recently attended the Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy Workshop at New England Conservatory, Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Summer Institute at Shenandoah University, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Summer Workshop, all after graduating with her Masters degree from CU-Boulder in 2014. (more…)

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Fiddler, composer, and storyteller Max Wolpert conjures up monsters and myth where the traditional, classical, and theatrical meet. Drawing from tradition both musical and mythological, Max Wolpert makes music inspired by stories from around the world. (more…)

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Maestro Miguel Espinoza is an award-winning virtuoso flamenco guitarist/composer described by Guitar Player magazine as “mesmerizing.” Gracefully balancing tradition and innovation, he blends flamenco with Northern Indian percussion, Latin jazz and classical flavors to create an exotic, intoxicating musical elixir–one that is as sonically exciting as it is emotionally moving. (more…)

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Paige Sentianin, soprano, is a professional classical singer and voice teacher. In her performance career, she has been praised for her clear sound and “coquettish vivacity both in her acting and singing.” While completing her Master of Music degree at University of Colorado Boulder, she performed as Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, and Papagena in The Magic Flute while also covering the role of Pamina. (more…)

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Robert Hjelmstad is a pianist whose musicianship has brought him around the world as a performer and teacher. A musician of many interests, he is equally adept in his various roles as solo pianist, collaborative pianist, church musician and piano teacher. (more…)

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Soprano Jennifer Burks has been performing in the Boulder area since 2015
and has been a part of the Boulder Symphony Chorus, Cantabile Singers, and the Colorado Masterworks Chorale and has been a guest performer in churches in the area. She has competed in the Met National Council auditions in Denver, CO as well as the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition, where she was a finalist and was awarded Honorable Mention. (more…)

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Kelsey Kaisershot is a Colorado native, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance and teaching certification from CU Boulder. During her time at CU, she performed on stage as well as having assistant directed three shows with the theatre faculty. Kelsey has worked with the CU Fringe Festival as a writer and director of her musical, Criminal Minds. (more…)

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Zoe Benson is currently attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, majoring in Professional Music, with emphasis on Songwriting and Music Business. She previously studied Contemporary Music at the New School University in NYC. Zoe is also a Dana V. Music alum, and attended Fairview High School, where she was a member of several choirs including Age of Guinevere and Excalibur. (more…)

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