Andrea Coyle is a performer and teacher of violin and viola in the Denver area. She has a passion for teaching students of all ages in both private and group settings. During her 5+ years of teaching she has fully adopted the Suzuki motto ‘To Learn with Love.’ Andrea Coyle is an active member of SAC and SAA where she enjoys leading performances and presenting topics of interest. Each year she teaches repertoire classes and leads play-ins at the SAC Fall Festival. In 2017 she enjoyed teaching a well attended fiddle workshop at the O.D.C.P. Funfest in Evart Michigan. She currently serves as secretary on the Suzuki Association of Colorado board. She is a registered Suzuki Violin teacher in Books 1 through 8. In addition to her primary Suzuki training, Andrea has completed ECE 101 and 103, Every Child Can!, Teaching Note Reading with Ease and Accuracy, Note Reading: A Suzuki Approach: Cello & Violin, Practicum, and Track 4 String Teachers at the Rolland Fiddle Camp. Andrea Coyle is currently a member of the viola section of the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra. She has held the positions of principal violist of the Boulder Symphony working under the direction of Devin Patrick Hughes and principal violist of the Flatirons Orchestra. She has attended numerous summer festivals including Brevard Music Center, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Interlochen Fine Arts Camp, Rocky Ridge Music Center, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. She earned her Masters of Music in viola performance, as well as a Certificate in Suzuki Violin Pedagogy from the University of Denver. Andrea Coyle also attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and North Carolina School of the arts. Her primary teachers included Basil Vendryes, Erika Eckert, Glenn Loontjens, and Sheila Browne. She is committed to life long learning. Andrea is committed to furthering her education; frequently attending conferences and workshops in addition to her daily reading, practice, and research. When not performing or teaching, Andrea Coyle spends her time enjoying the outdoors, art, games, and reading. She also owns a quilt shop called Happy Squirrel Quilts and runs a small Etsy shop called Dicey Situation. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband Nick and their cat Éowyn.
Andrea’s Instrument Set Up
Violin: 1958 Rudolf Buchner 4/4 Violin 1301, CodaBow Diamond NX, Mach One Violin Shoulder Rest, Berber Ebony Violin Chinrest, and Artonus Cadem Case.
Viola: 2014 W.H. Lee 15 3/4 Viola by Michael Puzak, Pernambuco Bow, Mach One Viola Shoulder Rest, Guarneri Style Chinrest, and BAM Trekking Case
Strings: Thomastik Infeld Vision Solo, Helicore, Larsen Viola A String, Thomastik Infeld Dominant, Evah Pirazzi, Prims
Rosins: Pirastro Goldflex Rosin for Violin and Viola, Bernardel Rosin for Violin Viola or Cello, and Jade Rosin.
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Book: The Golden Compass
Movie: Lilo and Stitch
TV: Dr. Who
Song: Blame it on the Tetons
Tree: Aspen and Sea Grape Tree
Game: Marrying Mr. Darcy
Store: REI, Shar Music
Quote: When in doubt, go to the library
Coffee Shop: Enchanted Grounds
Restaurant: Star of India