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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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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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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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Aline Bahamondez of San Pedro, Chile is thrilled to join Dana Vaccharajani Music, LLC. She earned her master of music degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and graduated with a bachelor of music degree from Pittsburg State University. Aline most recently sang as one of the six hens in Houston Grand Opera’s production of Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen. (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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Jenny Shea is a Colorado native and recently received her MM in Music Education from the University of Colorado Boulder where she studied under Lina Bahn and Charles Wetherbee. She received her BM in Violin Performance, graduating summa cum laude, from the University of Miami. There she studied under Glenn Basham and Scott Flavin. (more…)

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A native of Rochester, New York, Jessica Chen is a dedicated and accomplished violinist, violin teacher, and arts advocate. In her sixth year of professionally performing and teaching, Jessica is committed to connecting with audiences through rich and unique musical experiences. As a teacher, Jessica provides students with a comprehensive and holistic approach, engaging students of all learning styles. (more…)

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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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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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Kirsten Beeman Flute Private Instruction at Louisville Colorado

Acclaimed for her luscious tone quality, flutist Kristen Beeman enjoys a career as a vibrant orchestral musician, educator, and freelance musician. She recently received her master’s degree in flute performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she studied under the tutelage of Christina Jennings. Mrs. Beeman also holds a bachelor’s degree in flute performance (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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Nichol Elgin is a native of Arizona and has been captivated by music and singing all her life. She graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a M.M. in Choral Conducting and holds a Music Education degree from Arizona State University. For four years, Nichol taught music and choir in the public school system with students of all ages. (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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Terri Jo Jenkins has been teaching students from ages 5 to 75 for more than 25 years. She studied music at the University of Nebraska & Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE. Terri Jo developed and taught group guitar classes at Lincoln & Omaha music stores and her own private lesson studio before moving to Colorado in 2009. (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.

Zoe writes, performs and records her own songs and enjoys sharing her passion for music. She offers private lessons and workshops in Songwriting when she is in Boulder, as well as continuing lessons via Skype or FaceTime. To learn more and to hear Zoe’s music, visit zoebensonmusic.com.

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