Connor Madsen

Violin Teacher

Connor Madsen

SAA Member


Chicago, IL

Connor Madsen teaches violin holistically, balancing music making, physical strength and technique, music reading, and the emotional requirements of learning the instrument. The Suzuki method inspired him to push the bounds of traditional teaching and incorporate elements of mindfulness, dance, and athletics in his lessons.

Connor was born playing the violin, loving nothing more than the sound of music. Music is one of life greatest gifts, and Connor passionately gives this gift through teaching, performing, and composing. A Suzuki violinist from age 4, his teachers are numbered among the Utah Symphony, including Theresa Hicks, Judd Sheranian, Lynette Stewart, and Ralph Matson. In 2020 he graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Utah, studying under Dr. Kasia Sokol-Borup, with plans to enter graduate school in 2021.

Connor teaches violin from his home in Salt Lake City, where he also directs the Eastwood Elementary School and Calvin Smith Elementary School orchestra programs. He has studied Suzuki teaching under Christie Felsing, Jeanne Grover, and Denise Willey and continuously studies pedagogy. He has performed with the Utah Symphony, the Piano Guys, TLC Trio, Great Basin Baroque, and other ensembles along the Wasatch Front. He can be regularly seen performing with the Utah Philharmonia and Salt Lake Symphony. In his spare time, Connor enjoys reading and spending time with his family.