Rachel Sliker Violin Lessons

Rachel Sliker Violin Lessons

5.0 (2)
1 employee
14 years in business

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I love teaching music and I aspire to connect one-on-one with my students in a way that is most compatible with their interests and learning styles. I teach all ages and abilities. I have taught three-year-old beginners, sixty-year-old beginners, college-bound music students, fiddle players, and everything in between. I am a Suzuki violin teacher, certified in Books 1 and 2, and I incorporate a well-rounded and diverse set of tools and styles into my teaching. Lessons may include any of the following:

  • Standard classical repertoire

  • Scales, arpeggios and etudes

  • Improvisation

  • Music theory

  • Fiddle tunes (Irish, Old-Time, Bluegrass)

  • Playing by ear

  • Reading music

  • Music games (especially for, but not limited to children)

My life as a musician began with Suzuki violin lessons at the age of five. After growing up in Colorado Springs, where I played with the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony for 10 years, I earned my bachelor's degree in violin performance from The University of Colorado, Boulder. While attending CU, I studied with Oswald Lehnert and Judith Ingolfssohn. Since graduating in 2008, I have been teaching lessons and playing with symphonies, string quartets, and indie rock bands across the front range. I have recorded and performed with many artists and groups including Gregory Alan Isakov, Esme Patterson, Princess Music, and Jeff and Paige. Currently, I am a member of the Fort Collins Symphony, and I perform frequently with the folk-americana band The River Arkansas. I enjoy writing songs, cooking, and hanging out with plants, animals and loved ones.


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Boulder, CO 80301
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  • Irene Joyce

    Rachel is very inspiring, skillful and communicative with my daughter, Sidney in lessons. She structures them in a fun and efficient way that has kept violin lessons on track for Sidney’s growth and as something to look forward to each week. She has learned so much in a year with Rachel. We love her teaching style and as a person in general.

  • Emily Clark

    Rachel is an excellent teacher and accomplished violinist. She has been teaching and inspiring my daughter for 7 years. She adjusts the lessons to work with each student to help keep them engaged and motivated. If they are feeling stuck, she helps to get them back on track and excited about learning new things. She encourages the student to pursue things that are interesting to them whether it is a desire to transcribe a pop tune they want to play, composing an original piece, learning traditional fiddle tunes or playing duets. She meets the students where they are and has a great presence while challenging them to grow. We are so happy to have Rachel as a teacher!


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