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INTRODUCTION TO VIOLIN

WITH DARIN VALDEZ

CLASS FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED

6 WEEK IN-PERSON WORKSHOP

MONDAY NIGHTS FOR 6 WEEKS

STARTING JULY 11TH

WITH DARIN VALDEZ // MONDAY EVE. FROM 7PM-8:30PM, CLASSES START JULY 11TH.

LOCATION: FREE SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY (SEE BELOW)

MAX OF 8 PARTICIPANTS FOR THIS CLASS!

***Please only sign up if you can commit to attending in person for all six sessions - we have limited capacity (8 spots) and want to register only those that can attend in person for six weeks.***  

ONCE 8 PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP WE MUST CLOSE REGISTRATION AND BEGIN A WAITLIST SO ONLY SIGN UP IF YOU CAN ATTEND IN PERSON FOR 6 WEEKS

VIOLINS PROVIDED AT WORKSHOP, BUT CANNOT BE LENT OUT, WE RECOMMEND OBTAINING A VIOLIN FOR HOME PRACTICING IN BETWEEN CLASSES.

CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT

FREE SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY

2122 SOUTH LAFAYETTE ST.

(CLASSROOM)

DENVER, CO 80210

(CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS)

Living a new life in Recovery gives us the perfect opportunity to rekindle our creative spark.  Learning to play violin can open up a whole new world of serenity in mind, body, and spirit.  The benefits include:

Mind

  • Improves Cognitive Function | Creates New Pleasure Associations | New Mindfulness Techniques | Self-Discipline

Body

  • Stress Relief | Muscle Memory | Healing Energy Vibrations | Joy and Laughter | Relaxation

Spirit

  • Patience | Self-Compassion | Accountability | Progress Not Perfection | Personal Achievement | Humility | Human Connection |

  • Self-Love

In this class we will be exploring beginner violin techniques.  We will be covering everything from tuning the instrument, holding the violin and bow, how to practice scales and basic finger style, and learn some basic songs.  The violin is a beautiful instrument, and very spiritual, but takes years of practice to master.  This class will start you on that musical path of discovery. 

But above all, we will have fun, and create a new fellowship of courageous creative souls to walk alongside you on your recovery journey!


 
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About Darin Valdez

Darin is the Founder of Colorado Artists in Recovery.  He is a person in long-term recovery from Substance Use Disorder.  He has been sober for 8 years, and credits playing the violin for bringing him the serenity he needed when the emotional peaks and valleys of sobriety were overwhelming.  Learning to play violin from a woman at a 12 step meeting saved his life.  Now he would like to pass that gift along to anyone who is in recovery, and willing to try something new.  He believes that the benefits of this practice can add a whole new dimension to your recovery.