Colton Slaven

Colton Slaven

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About

Hello! I am a performer and educator, graduating from Boston Conservatory in spring 2023 with a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance.

I teach viola and violin students with the goal of guiding significant musical improvement and providing a well-balanced musical education. I develop each individual student's curriculum based on exactly what they need and what they want to get out of musical study, and regularly check in with them to help meet their goals. My students develop skills that help them outside of the musical world, such as personal accountability, drive, and mindfulness.

I teach primarily viola students, but I also teach early violin students. I've studied the viola for 13 years, including graduating in 2019 from the Interlochen Arts Academy for viola. Through my studies, I've acquired skills to teach violin, and currently work with the Boston Music Project, teaching students in their first 1-4 years on the instrument.

As a performer, I've worked with several large ensembles and premiered many works in and around Boston, including performing as the principal violist for the Aeon Ensemble's Boston premier and Boston Conservatory's recording premier.

I want to give back to the music community the wealth of knowledge and skills that have been passed to me. I believe that music education can be just as fun as it is rewarding, and look forward to the opportunity of meeting you and guiding you along your musical journey!


Highlights

Hired 1 time
1 employee
3 years in business
Serves Boston , MA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal

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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, I can recommend an instrument

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Frequently asked questions

I teach viola and violin students with the goal of guiding significant musical improvement and providing a well-balanced musical education. I develop each individual student's curriculum based on exactly what they need and what they want to get out of musical study, and regularly check in with them to help meet their goals. My students develop skills that help them outside of the musical world, such as personal accountability, drive, and mindfulness. 

I'm graduating from Boston Conservatory in spring 2023 with a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance. I've studied the viola for 13 years, including graduating in 2019 from the Interlochen Arts Academy for viola.

My private lessons are $60 for one hour.

I started teaching in college once the idea was brought to me, and I really enjoyed it! I currently work with the Boston Music Project, teaching students in their first 1-4 years on the instrument. 

I've worked with students of young ages, from beginners to relatively advanced students. However, I have training that would allow me to teach advanced students on viola beyond middle and high school. 


Services offered

Violin