Renée Hemsing Patten
Renée Hemsing Patten

Resources for Students

violin, viola, & cello lessons at Parlando School of Musical Arts


Help for Beginners

Click here for help to get you through the first few weeks!

For music in "public domain" (usually true for music composed 75+ years ago), you can search & print you part on Just make sure you do order real parts.

(You will want to keep your fingerings/bowings, own a piano accompaniment part for recitals, and not violate copyright law by perform from copies!)

Need to print music?

Local Music Shop

For student supplies & instrument rentals: Woodsongs (Boulder)

Order O'Connor Books

*Not sold in stores. 

Directly from O'


Next Student Recital Date

Parlando at Boulder Piano Gallery - Fall 2018 TBD

Sequence of Violin Repertoire

Sequence of violin repertoire as compiled by Mimi Zweig & Dorothy Delay

Used as a guide, substituting O'Connor method in place of Suzuki for some students

Customized for each student based foremost on:

• student's technique level

• student's experience level

• student's goals (major in performance in college? minor in music? music as a pastime?)