Laena Batchelder Violin/viola Lessons

Laena Batchelder Violin/viola Lessons

5.0 (2)
6 hires on Lessons.com
4 years in business

About this pro

Laena Batchelder is a violin and viola teacher in the Boulder/Denver metro area. She teaches students of any level privately at her home in Broomfield or online over Zoom. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance at the University of Colorado Boulder. She has experience with orchestral and solo performing, but she loves chamber music and teaching most. Both of these pursuits highlight the collaborative aspect of music-making which she hopes her students will grow to love as much as she does.
​Laena believes classical music should break out of restraining traditions and canons, so she teaches using concepts from many methods and styles. For beginning and intermediate students, she primarily assigns Suzuki repertoire but supplements with Music by Black Composers by Rachel Barton Pine, the Barbara Barber method books, popular music she arranges, and other pedagogical materials. She guides advanced students to choose repertoire both within and outside of the traditional classical canon.
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Westminster, CO 80020
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Cindy A.

    Laena is very positive. She finds creative ways to explain technique and style, especially where I really struggle. She is prompt and professional. As an adult learner, I've learned how to practice violin better than when I was a young student taking violin lessons so many years ago.

  • Lucas Fernandes

    Laena is a talented violinist and an awesome educator. She started teaching the viola to my son six months after he had joined the middle school orchestra. He started learning the instrument mostly through online school and on his own, but after he started taking lessons with Laena his progress has been amazing. It is amazing how good he sounds now! She fixed bad habits he had acquired and taught him more advanced techniques. She instilled in the kid a passion for music that we didn't know he had. He ended up joining the Boulder youth orchestra (GBYO) thanks to her mentoring and coaching during the audition process. And he also became the first violist at his school's orchestra. Laena is a great partner to us parents, always communicating about progress and flexible with scheduling needs. It is a joy working with her.



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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I offer free trial lessons so we can get to know each other and so I can plan where to begin. I teach beginners and younger students with primarily the Suzuki method but can meet any student where they are.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Master of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Texas Christian University. I am also trained in Suzuki Book 1.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Rates per week

30 minutes - $35.00

45 minutes - $52.50

​60 minutes - $70.00


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching private lessons at a middle school in Fort Worth, Texas. I have taught private lessons through various community music schools and my own studio since I moved to Colorado in 2019.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all levels and ages.


Lessons offered