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Advanced Violinist Studies at Music Corner focuses on comprehensive training of young and talented violin students. Traditional and modern repertoire (solo, chamber music, and orchestral rep) is utilized to further their technique and musicality.  Along with weekly one-on-one lessons, weekly studio class and monthly masterclasses take place at the studio for students to perform for each other and to welcome each other’s musical and artistic perspectives.

The aim of the program is to encourage students to acquire very high level of violin technique, explore different genres of music, share and play chamber music with fellow instrumentalists, and train one’s performing abilities amidst a very supportive and highly creative atmosphere.  The program consists of weekly singular and group lessons, studio classes, and a monthly masterclass.  The masterclasses are open to the public.  AVSM is an ongoing program throughout the year.

Acceptance to the program is based on an audition and a trial period.

For further information, inquire within the studio.


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Music Corner Hours
Mon-Fri:    10 am to 8 pm
Sat, Sun:    9 am to 7 pm

By appointment only:

Tel. (720) 661-1970;   E mail:

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Lessons offered on piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, MC Boys’ Choir

*Boy Sopranos, ages 6 through 12
*Weekly rehearsal (1 hr),
*Sheet music provided
*Studio recitals

Fine violins, violas, cellos, bows, cases, and accessories (music stands, metronome/tuners, strings, resin, etc.) can be specially ordered and purchased at Music Corner. Different sizes and levels of the instruments are available.

Music Corner proudly serves the amazing communities that is Fort Collins, CO, and the surrounding areas of Arrowhead, Bellevue, Berthoud, Campion, Drake, Eaton, Greeley, Kelim, LaPorte, Loveland, Masonville, Pierce, Severance, Stove Prairie Landing, Wellington, Welty, Windsor and more.  



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Monthly Tuition:   4 Weekly lessons

30 min. lesson:  $135/month
45 min. lesson:  $165/month
60 min. lesson:  $225/month

MC Boys Choir:  $75/month 

*Materials (music books, sheet music, accessories, etc.) are not included in the tuition. *In order to reserve a time slot, you must sign up for minimum of four weekly lessons per month. *Prior to the admittance to the studio, an initial assessment lesson (30 min, $30) is required to determine the ability and the level of the student.  We accept all debit/credit cards, checks, cash, and automatic payments.  

Registration Fee (nonrefundable):  $15  
Recital Fee (seasonal):  $15 

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Music Corner photoWhat We Offer…

• Private piano, violin, viola, cello, and voice lessons
• MC Boys’ Choir 
• Chamber Music Seminar and Orchestral Workshop
• Music Theory/Appreciation classes
• Student recitals, studio classes, and year round concerts
• Sheet music and musical accessories
• Sales and rentals of fine stringed instruments


About Music Corner…

photo 15We can simplify it down to few factors.  What distinguishes a good music establishment from the rest?  Instructor’s experience, quality of teaching, facility, and what other aspects of music are being offered.  What it really comes down to though is passion in the arts.  If you can catch on to that, then age nor background matters.

Johannes Brahms said,  “Passion is not natural to mankind;  it is always an exception, an excrescence.” Music Corner is dedicated to people who live for the arts and its passion.  It is for the people who can spare a moment of their lives to come to a little corner, to cultivate and discipline the way they perceive and hear beauty.

Music Corner operates with a belief that all children are musical.  It is but a myth to think some are born with more musical talent than others.  It is exposure to good music and training that they themselves learn to appreciate this art form, and develop admiration for it which can last a lifetime. 

Last but not least, Music Corner is dedicated to a man whom I am honored to have called my teacher, Ruggiero Ricci.  Born in San Francisco, a student of Louis Persinger, we know him as the giant of the great violin school era, but to each of his students, he was a compassionate, honest, and a humble man, who had simply mastered the truth of the violin playing.

The shop is dedicated to his legacy.  An artist and a pedagogue who taught each of us humility and what real dedication, perseverance, and work is.  In return, he gave each of us the world.  Most importantly, he taught us the very best aspect of being an artist is to act and live out our humanity.  So here is to our Yoda, Maestro, may he rest in peace…

To pursue the higher arts is a noble attempt to know the “secrets” of the arts, which puts you in touch with the Divinity far beyond that of mere entertainment.  Let curiosity, dedication, and perseverance be the food for the thinkers, dreamers, and doers.


About the teacher…

ph 3Stephanie received her Masters of Music in performance from Yale University, School of Music.  After her Master’s program, she was accepted into the performance studio of the legendary violinist, Ruggiero Ricci, at Universitat Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.  She received her Bachelors of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music at University of Rochester.

She made her debut with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Florida at age fifteen, performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.  She was featured as the soloist with the Philharmonic in eleven concerts that year in Miami and Tampa, Florida.

She has attended and performed in numerous festivals including Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Mozart Academy Foundation in Warsaw, Poland, Dartington Music Festival in England, Kitzbuhel Festival, and SommerAkademie Mozarteum in Austria.  She has performed in numerous master classes working with such pedagogues as Josef Silverstein, Josef Gingold, and Denes Zigmondy.

Stephanie has taught in numerous schools back east and west as a music teacher. She has been teaching music for twenty plus years.  She taught music in public, private, parochial, inner city, boarding, and in international schools.  She was on the faculty at the Wilbraham and Monson Academy in Massachusetts, the Westover School and the Cheshire Academy in Connecticut, the Felician College in New Jersey, and the Leysin American School in Switzerland to name a few.  Her past students have placed admissions to top music schools in the nation. 

She is an internationally acclaimed performer and an avid chamber musician. She concertizes regularly.  Stephanie enjoys teaching and spending time with her students. She oversees each and every one of her student’s progress. Finding her own music studio has been a lifelong dream of hers.  She chose the vibrant and peaceful town of Fort Collins to teach and build her studio, work with talents of all ages, and collaborate with many talented artists. 

Welcome to the Corner!  Let’s make some music!



Established in 2013, Music Corner specializes in traditional and individualized training of classical instruments. We offer instructions in violin, viola, cello, piano, and voice. The studio ensemble include MC Boys Choir. The shop offers selective sheet music, accessories, and sales and rentals of fine stringed instruments.

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