Welcome to violinplusviola.com

Student Focused Violin and Viola Lessons

Patient, Encouraging, Experienced Teacher

All ages, all levels

S Denver, and SE Aurora

About Us

Lessons for the Entire Family

Kristi G: "We have taken lessons with Laura as a family now for almost 5 years (Dad, Mom, Ian -12.) We enjoy taking lessons with her. We appreciate her patience and teaching style that has helped us grow musically. My son has been able to audition and get into the Jefferson County Honor Orchestra 3 years now and the Front Range Youth Symphony because of the ability Laura has fostered in him. Her studio gives about 4 recitals a year, which makes students prepare and perform pieces in front of an audience which is fantastic!"

About Laura

I graduated with a music degree from University of Denver.I have been teaching violin and viola lessons in the Denver area for over 20 years. I am active in a number of music groups in the area. 


I work with a wide variety of violin and viola students - different ages, different levels, different goals. I am able to make lessons enjoyable, positive and productive. I am trained and experienced in Suzuki Violin Method, traditional teaching of violin and viola, and the American Violin Method.



Road to Success

Irene G: "Laura is an extremely patient and greatly experienced teacher. She sets expectations accordingly, so that you know as a parent what needs to be done to accelerate, improve techniques, and support your child. She is encouraging to her students with positive reinforcement, highlighting what they did right, and pointing out what needs to be done for improvement. We look forward to seeing her every week!

Calendar

September - November 2017


  • Friday Sept 1 New Quarter Begi


Monday Sept 4 No lessons


Saturday Sept 9 Group Class - Prince of Peace 2400 S Colorado Blvd 2:00-3:00


Sunday Sept 10 SAC Play-in registration due (register online at www.cosuzuki.org


Friday Sept 15 Western States Audition Due


Sunday Sept 17 Solo Recital Prince of Peace Recital 4:30, Piano rehearsals start at 2:15


Saturday Sept 30 Workshops with Jim Przygocki - Prince of Peace 2:15-5:15


Saturday Oct 7 Group Class - Prince of Peace tentatively 11:15 - 12:15


Saturday Oct 14 Scottish Fiddle Competition - Lakewood


Saturday Oct 14 SAC Play-in


Saturday Oct 21 No lessons


Sunday Oct 22 No lessons


Saturday Oct 21 EOP Competition - Metropolitan State University


Sunday Oct 22 EOP Competition - Metropolitan State University


Wednesday Oct 25 No lessons


Thursday Oct 26 No lessons


Friday Oct 27 No lessons


Tuesday Oct 31 No lessons


Saturday Nov 4 Group Class - Prince of Peace Time to be announced


Saturday Nov 11 Recital - Solo  Prince of Peace Recital 4:00 Piano rehearsals start 2:15


Monday Nov13 All-State Auditions Due


Monday Nov 20 through Sunday November 26 - No lessons


Thursday Nov 30 Last day of Quarter


Friday December 1 First day of Quarter


  • Sunday December 3 Holiday Recital Group - Prince of Peace 3:30

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Violin and Viola Lessons taught by Laura McDermott

Two Convenient Locations:

Near Hampden and Chambers in Aurora

Near S. Colorado Blvd and Yale in Denver

violinplusviola.com

(720) 425-0881