Laena Batchelder Violin/viola Lessons

Laena Batchelder Violin/viola Lessons

5.0(2 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services

About

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 possesses a Master of Music 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.

http://laenagrace.weebly.com/teaching.html


Highlights

Hired 7 times
6 years in business
Serves Westminster , CO
Offers online services

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Stripe, Zelle

Social media


Details

Do you own a violin?

Student who has an instrument, Student who is planning to purchase an instrument and would like advice

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Instrument interested in

Violin, Viola

Photos and videos


  • Reviews

    0.0
    0 reviews
    5
    0%
    4
    0%
    3
    0%
    2
    0%
    1
    0%

    CA

    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, Ive learned how to practice violin better than when I was a young student taking violin lessons so many years ago.
    ... Show more
    October 06, 2021

    LF

    Lucas F.

    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 didnt 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 schools 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.
    ... Show more
    October 02, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    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 and 2.

    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.


    Services offered

    Violin