Flexible, Patient, Encouraging,
Adults and Children age 4 and up
Starting at $140/month for one-to-one lessons
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!"
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. Because of my flexibility, 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 Mark O'Connor American Violin Method.
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!
Spring Quarter: March 1 - May 31
Summer Quarter: June 1 - August 30
Fall Quarter: September 1 - November 30
Winter Quarter: December 1 - Feb. 28
Summer Quarter 2022: We will not have lessons on these days:
Sunday: June 5, July 3
Monday: July 4, June 20
Tuesday: June 21, July 5
Wednesday: June 1, July 27
Thursday: June 2, July 28
Friday: June 3, July 29
Saturday: June 4, July 30
Studio Recital: TBA but we will have a solo recital in September or early October
Holiday Recital: TBA
Recital of Mark O'Connor Pieces with Improvisations: TBD
Studio Recital: TBA but iate October or early November
Western States Auditions 2022 due September 23
All State Orchestra Auditions 2022 due November 11
Rising Stars Festival 2023: TBD
Scottish Fiddle Competition 2022: Oct 8 (music is available)
Scottish Fiddle Concert: TBD
SAC Event: October 22
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
Online Lessons - Zoom, FaceTime, Skype Etc.