About – strings and lessons

Silver Strings, in located in Westminster Colorado, is designed to help you be the best musician you can be, no matter where you are on your musical journey. We will help you to learn your instrument, and provide you with solo and group performance opportunities when you are ready.


Who Teach Everyone

We welcome everyone who wants to learn either violin, viola, or cello into our studio!

We have two violin/viola teachers, Ryan Jacobsen and Regina Vendetti, and one cello teacher, Adam Riggs. All are Suzuki certified so that we are able to teach students as young as three years old. The basic premise behind the Suzuki philosophy is that all children can learn music in the same manner that they learn to speak: by listening, imitating, and repeating, in an encouraging environment. Learn more about the Suzuki method here.

Our experienced teachers are also able to teach advanced students who are looking to improve their skills. Regina holds a master’s degree in music and has lots of experience teaching those at a high level. Ryan and Adam hold a doctorate in music, the highest degree in music, and also have experience teaching those at high levels.

Finally we teach those just looking to start! All of our teachers work with adult students who have either never played or played a long time ago. We work with each person’s individual goals to help them play in community groups or jam with friends.


A great number of our students participate in audition-only youth orchestras such as the Front Range Youth Orchestra in Arvada, Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra, and the Colorado Youth Symphony in Englewood. Many of our students are selected to perform with Jefferson County’s All County Orchestra, and Colorado All-State Orchestra and Western States Orchestras. Some have gone on to major or minor in music in college. Others compete in fiddling competitions, or play in folk music sessions. Whatever your musical goals are, we will help you meet them!

Silver Strings holds multiple solo and chamber recitals per year, including our holiday concert.

Front Range Youth Symphony at the Arvada Center.

Students playing violins

Silver Strings Trio, Fall Recital at Woodrow Wilson Academy.

Why do I teach music?
NOT because I expect you to major in music;
NOT because I expect you to play or sing all your life;
NOT so you can relax; NOT so you can have fun; BUT-
so you will be human, so you will recognize beauty
so you will be sensitive, so you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world
so you will have something to cling to
so you will have more love, more compassion, more gentleness, more good – in short, more life.
Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living unless you know how to live?”
– Anonymous