Andrea Coyle – Bio


Andrea Coyle (she/her) – M.M. Viola Performance, Registered Suzuki Violin, Viola, and SECE, Certified Yoga Teacher 200 Hour

Andrea Coyle, violin teacher in DenverAndrea Coyle is a teacher and performer of violin and viola in the Denver area. She has a passion for teaching students of all ages in both private and group settings. Since starting her private studio in 2013 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, teaching classes and presenting topics of interest. In 2017 she enjoyed teaching a well attended fiddle workshop at the O.D.C.P. Funfest in Evart Michigan. She currently serves as publications chair on the Suzuki Association of Colorado board. She is a registered Suzuki Violin teacher in Books 1 through 8 and Viola Books 1 – 4. She has also completed Suzuki Early Childhood Education Stage 1 training with Lynn McCall at Peaks to Plains Suzuki Institute. Andrea has held the positions of principal violist of the Boulder Symphony and the Flatirons Orchestra, and was a section violist for the Evergreen Chamber 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, Kathleen Spring, Erika Eckert, Glenn Loontjens, Margaret Trunk, 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 co-owns a quilt shop called Happy Squirrel Quilts. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her wife Nicki and their cat Éowyn. To learn more email!

2023 Suzuki In Action! Intentional Business for Private Studios:Owning Entrepreneurship with Eric Branner
2023 Suzuki In Action: Music, Mayhem, and Memories with Barbie Wong
2023 SAA Suzuki In Action: Equity-Centered Practice & Suzuki – Part 1 and 2
2022 SAC Teacher Workshop Business of Music with Charles Krigbaum, attorney Adrienne Fischer, and financial planner Katie Lorsbach
2022 Adult Mental Health First Aid
2022 Stop the Bleed
2022 Violin/Viola Teacher Development Workshop (Left Hand and Bow Arm Technique) with Kimberly Meier-Sims and Stephen Sims
2022 Spider Log: An efficient way to use Interleaved Practice
2022 SAA National Conference Online
2021 Works of Kreisler: Violin with Thomas Wermuth
2021 Viola Unit 4 with Elizabeth Stuen-Walker
2021 Overview Books 1-3: Viola with Elizabeth Stuen-Walker
2021 Suzuki Early Childhood Education Curriculum Revision Course with Lynn McCall
2021 SAC Workshop “Performing from Memory Doesn’t Have to be Terrifying: How Understanding the Science of Memory Can Help” with Molly Gebrian
2021 Nurturing Artistry through Tone and Vibrato Development: Viola, Violin with Daniel Gee Cordova
2020 Teaching Body Mapping to Children with Jennifer Johnson
2020 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with My Vinyasa Practice
2020 Understanding Implicit Bias and Microaggressions: Pitfalls and Possibilities for Teachers with Anderson
2020 Parent Education & Online Learning: Supporting Parents & Helping Families Succeed in Your Studio with Christine Goodner
2020 Blueprint: Lesson Design 101- designing the structure of a lesson successful & memorable with Shu-Yi Scott
2020 SAC Workshop “When Teacher’s Feelings Hurt” with Ed Sprunger
2020 Suzuki Principles in Action with Beth Cantrell
2019 SAC Workshop Practice and Accountability with Marilyn O’Boyle
2019 Suzuki Early Childhood Education Prenatal Through Baby/Toddler Years, Stage 1 with Lynn McCall
2019 SAC Workshop A Super-Hero Twinkle Sandwich: Some Insights and Nourishment for Teaching Toddlers with Carol Tarr
2018-2022 Fiddle School
2018 SAC Workshop Your Suzuki “Elevator Pitch” with Margaret Romney
2018 Parents as Partners Online
2017 FEMA Multihazard Planning for Childcare
2017 SAC Workshop Do I Mean What I Say, and Say What I Mean? with Brittany Gardner
2017 Paul Rolland Fiddle Camp Track 4 String Teachers
2017 ASTA Private Studio String Teacher Mentee with Nancy Kredel
2016 Colorado ASTA Summer Conference
2016 National ASTA Conference
2016 Teaching Note Reading with Accuracy and Ease with Winifred Crock
2016 Mandated Reporter Training for Colorado Educators
2015 ECE 101 and ECE 103 at Arapahoe Community College
2015 Pediatric First Aid CPR AED
2014 Master of Music Viola Performance from the University of Denver
2014 Certificate in Suzuki Pedagogy from the University of Denver
2014 Violin Practicum with Kathleen Spring
2014 Violin Unit 8 with Kathleen Spring
2014 Violin Unit 7 with Kathleen Spring
2014 Violin Unit 6 with Kathleen Spring
2013 Violin Unit 5 with Kathleen Spring
2013 Violin Unit 4 with Kathleen Spring
2013 Violin Unit 3 with Kathleen Spring
2013 Violin Unit 2 with Kathleen Spring
2012 Note Reading: A Suzuki Approach: Cello, Violin with Carol Tarr
2012 Violin Unit 1 with Kathleen Spring
2012 Every Child Can! with Kathleen Spring
2012 Bachelor of Music Viola Performance from the University of Colorado Boulder
2008 High School Diploma with special concentration in viola from North Carolina School of the Arts

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