Molly Reinker holds a master of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Denver, a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance, with a minor in piano, Summa Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University, and has done graduate studies at the Prayner Conservatory in Vienna, Austria. She also received a Teaching Certificate in Suzuki Violin Pedagogy rom the University of Denver and is certified by the American Suzuki Institute in Violin Pedagogy for Levels 1 through 10.
Ms. Reinker has performed as a soloist with the Lakewood Symphony and in concerts and recitals in England and across Europe, including at the Salzburg Festival, as well as in Vienna, Prague, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, and Warsaw. She has performed as a chamber musician on both piano and violin, and as an orchestral musician, including a concert tour to Beijing and Shanghai, China. She attended the Aspen Music Festival and the Manitou Springs Festvial. She was a member of the Aviva String Quartet. She performs regularly as a recitalist and moves audiences with her warm sound and engaging personality. She is also a church musician, playing organ, violin, and piano. She has won many awards on both violin and piano, and is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. In her spare time, Ms. Reinker enjoys horseback riding, running marathons, snowboarding, and traveling.
Ms. Reinker has over 15 years of teaching experience and enjoys working with students of all ages and levels, bringing her own energy and excitement to the learning of music, while teaching repertoire in various styles and correct technique. She is an instructor in both violin and piano at Forté Academy of Music.
Paula Verdicchio has over fifteen years of professional playing experience and has performed for audiences of over seven thousand people. Her experience includes lyric opera, symphonies, chamber orchestras, string ensembles, marimba bands, jazz combos, folk groups, celtic groups, singer songwriters and rock bands. She has a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Arizona State University. She has taught private lessons for twenty years, and has taught Kindergarten through 8th grade music in private schools for 8 years in addition to teaching workshops, festivals and adjudicating the Jefferson County Solo and Ensemble festival. She has directed musical events with nearly one thousand people in attendance, full scale musical theater productions and conducted chamber groups of all ages. Ms. Verdicchio believes in training each student as an individual, finding the correct synthesis of music pedagogy and repertoire to best inspire confidence and success. Her students have successfully auditioned for all-county and honor ensembles, earned superior ratings at festivals, created original musical compositions and arrangements, and gone on to music scholarships and majors in college. She is an instructor of piano, violin, and guitar at the Forté Academy of Music.
Karli Rhind received her Master of Music degree from the University of New Mexico. She specialized in violin pedagogy studying under Susan Kempter and became a certified Suzuki teacher. Ms. Rhind began by playing the viola and has performed on both viola and violin. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Northern Arizona University. She has performed in University orchestras and chamber ensembles since 2010, as well as the Flagstaff Symphony orchestra and Verde Valley Symphony.
During her undergraduate program, she had the opportunity to teach string students in Costa Rica through Performing Arts Abroad. She has always been passionate about teaching and loves teaching students of all ages, as well as performing with fellow musicians, mainly in quartets and trios. Ms. Rhind expands her knowledge of music every day through devotedly teaching and performing. She is an instructor of violin and viola at Forté Academy of Music in Littleton and Centennial.
A classically trained violinist, Crystal Schneckenburger is known for her expressive playing. She has a great love of orchestral music and has been a member of a number of different orchestras including CU Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Fest orchestra; she was a principal player at the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, a section member at Boulder Youth Symphony and the Front Range Youth Symphony. She currently performs with the Boulder symphony. She has performed various types of chamber music. This includes string quartets, violin quartets, string trios, piano trios and violin piano duos. In addition she has performed and premiered new music at the Pendulum New Music concert series, a concert series designed for up and coming composers. In addition to classical music, Crystal also has played with a Celtic fiddle group and a soft rock worship band where she improvises.
Crystal is a native of Golden, Colorado and a recent graduate of CU-Boulder where she received a bachelor’s of Music performance with high honors. Primary teachers include Harumi Rhodes, Lina Bahn, Allegra Wermuth and Laura Barnette for violin and Isaac White for viola. In addition to playing the violin, Crystal enjoys reading, knitting and hiking. Crystal was a Suzuki child growing up and uses the Suzuki method to teach both violin and viola. She has been teaching kids (and adults) since the age of 16 and enjoys every minute of it.
Jeanne has been a music instructor, private, small group, as well as general music, band, and orchestra, for the past 25+ years. She holds her BA from the Fort Lewis College of Music, Piano Performance. Additional training and certification in the “Let’s Start Music” program, Ventura, Ca.
Her piano performance history includes solo and collaborative, classical, jazz, pop, Celtic styles. Church organist and pianist, wedding and special occasion pianist. Accompanist for musical theatre productions, choirs, and individual vocalists and instrumentalists. National Guild international winner for piano. She is a member and past adjudicator for National Guild and Certificate of Merit programs.
Styles taught: classical, pop, jazz, music theatre, liturgical music, Celtic music, basic musicianship and theory. She has taught in several prestigious music academies, including Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts, Lafayette, Co., Bietry Broadmoor Academy of Music, Colorado Springs, Co., and currently Forte Academy, Centennial and Littleton, Co.
Jeanne provides individualized plans for each student, adhering to Forte’s proven and comprehensive curriculum. She has taught all ages- 4 to 80+. She believes music, as an art form, should be presented in a manner that fosters creativity, while maintaining core structure and appreciation for a composer’s intent. Jeanne has a very supportive, nurturing and relaxed approach. She believes learning is a two- way street, and open communication is a key component of learning.