Karen Pring

Violin Teacher, Parent

Karen Pring

SAA Member


Superior, CO
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Karen has had a life-long passion for playing the violin. She began taking lessons at the age of nine and has enjoyed playing in orchestras, small groups and as a solo performer ever since. She loves working with students as a faculty member with Boulder Suzuki Strings and offers private lessons in the comfort of her in-home studio in Superior, Colorado.

She was actively involved in music throughout her college years continuing her studies with Marcia Henry Liebenow and Walter Olivares and performing as a member of the Missoula Symphony, Glacier Symphony Orchestra and the University of Montana Orchestra. For the past 30 years, she has been a first violinist with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra and served as the JSO Marketing Chair for many years. She also often plays for church services as a soloist and in small ensembles. She has enjoyed many special performances over the years including events with Amy Grant, Art Garfunkel, Smokey Robinson and Doc Severinsen.

She has completed a Suzuki Violin Pedagogy Certificate graduate program at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music which included comprehensive training in Suzuki Books 1-8. She has also completed SAA registered training in Suzuki Violin Books 9 and 10 studying with Kathleen Spring. Additional registered training includes a Practicum and the Suzuki Principals in Action course. She has enjoyed continued violin studies with Margaret Gutierrez.

Karen feels privileged to have had both of her daughters start violin lessons at an early age through the Boulder Suzuki Strings program and continue through their high school years. Both girls have developed a love of the violin that has carried into their college years. By being her daughters’ “at-home” teacher, she has gained a great deal of insight into the many benefits and occasional challenges involved in having a child learn the violin.

Karen is also a Certified Professional Photographer.