Mr. Ronnie Crisp

Violin Teacher

Ronnie Crisp

SAA Member


Lakewood, CO
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I received his musical education from the University of South Carolina (Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, Honors College, Graduate Certificate in Performance) and the University of Denver (Master of Music Suzuki Violin Pedagogy). He studied violin under William Terwilliger and Mark Rush, as well as being mentored by Rebecca Hunter, Katherine Knight, Eli Kalman, and Jameson Cooper—among others—in chamber music. Additionally, I received a majority of my pedagogical training from Kathleen Spring during his study at the University of Denver.

An avid reader, I research the impact previous pedagogical figures have had on present day, implementing philosophies and pedagogical approaches to his students. Papers regarding the subject include my honors’ thesis, Left Hand Violin Technique: A Comparative Study of three significant 20th century treatises, and his masters’ project, Violin Pedagogical Trends in Western Art Music.

I believe that music provides children the opportunity to learn and grow through play and having fun. This opportunity helps to develop the curiosity and inquisitive spirit in children that will serve them well in every walk of life.

Currently, I am a teacher at Primavera Place, a Suzuki music school based in Denver!