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.
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.
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.
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.
Rates per week
30 minutes - $35.00
45 minutes - $52.50
60 minutes - $70.00
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.
I have worked with students of all levels and ages.