Violin teacher Classical, College Preparatory, Group Instruction, Private Lessons, Quartet Coaching, Suzuki
Regan Kane has studied the violin since the age of five when she began with the Suzuki Method. She received her Bachelor Degree in violin performance from Drake University where she received the Frank Noyes Violin Award and has won first-prize of the Drake University Young Artists Competition. She achieved a Master’s degree in violin performance at the University of Colorado while studying with the Takacs Quartet as a member of the Graduate String Quartet in Residence with full scholarship. She is a member of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, and Boulder Chamber Orchestra and has performed with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Colorado Symphony Chamber Musicians Up Close and Musical Concert Series. She has also performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the New World Symphony in Miami, and the Colorado Music Festival.
Ms. Kane performed in Berlin, Germany with the Nacht Quartet in 2003 after intensive study at the Hans Eisler Music Conservatory where they studied with members from the Vogler and Cherubini Quartets, as well as the renowned Professor Ebhard Felz. She continues to perform often in solo and small ensemble concerts such as the Chen Quartet and Boulder Chamber Orchestra. Recently, in the spring of 2007, Ms. Kane finished a USA tour with the well-established Carl Rosa Opera Company of London as a member of the opera orchestra.
Ms. Kane has extensive experience teaching violin in private and group settings and has had Suzuki training with the well-known Suzuki pedagogue, Dr. William Starr. She has taught violin privately since 2000, conducted the orchestra program in 2004-2005 at Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette, Colorado, and currently conducts with the Colorado Youth Symphony in Denver. Ms. Kane and her husband, Mr. Yinfeng Keynes Chen, founded a high-standard string school in Boulder called Flatirons Strings Academy as well as a successful strings summer camp in Boulder, called A Mid-Summers Day Dream String Camp.