David Swiss

(970) 988-3978dividerswiss.solstice@gmail.comdavid swiss

Music Instruction with an emphasis on using the body’s natural motions to play without pain or injury.

Instruments & Instruction Offered

Violin/Viola (any level)


Lesson Rates

$45 per hour
$25 per 30 minutes


Education & Experience

Ph.D. Coursework Completed - Musicology/Ethnomusicology, University of Oregon
M.M. (Double Master's Degree in Viola Performance & Music History) - University of Northern Colorado
B.M. (Viola Performance) - Eastern New Mexico University
Suzuki Institue Teacher Training
Private Viola, Violin, Guitar, and Mandolin Instructor (full and part-time) 1978 - Present
Fort Collins Symphony - (Viola) 1988-1990; 1998 - Present
Greeley Philharmonic - (Viola) Principal Viola 1984-1990; Section Viola 1998 - Present
Cheyenne Symphony - Viola (Principal Viola 1984-1990); Substitute Section Viola 1998 - Present
Mandomonium - Founding member of this local Mandolin Orchestra (Mandola) 2004-2005
New Mexico Symphony Orchestra - (Viola) 1978-1984
Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque - (Viola) 1978-1984

Music Teachers National Association - MTNA (Includes Fort Collins MTA)
International Viola d'Amore Society
Pi Kappa Lambda (Music Honor Society