Annette Miller

Instructor of Violin, Viola and Cello

My Background: I decided that I wanted to play the violin when I was around seven years old.  My parents surprised me with a violin for my ninth birthday, and I’ve been playing ever since.  In high school, when I started making decisions about college and my future career, I realized that I couldn’t imagine my life without music.  I attended the University of Northern Colorado and double majored in a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and a Bachelor of Music Education, graduating in May 2021.  During my time at UNC, I was a teacher with the UNC String Project and taught private lessons to students of many ages and abilities.  When I’m not at Flourish, I am the orchestra director at Chappelow K-8 Arts Magnet School


What I love about teaching: I love guiding students in their discovery of music!  I am very passionate about helping students find their voice through music and express themselves in ways that are relevant for their lives.  Watching a student grow and achieve their goals is a wonderfully fulfilling experience for everyone involved, and I feel lucky to be a part of each student’s journey.


One way I help my students succeed and flourishI believe in giving students opportunities and resources to experience music for themselves.  This involves choosing music that a student is interested in and offering a wide range of genres for students to learn on their instrument.  I enjoy adapting my teaching to each student and always keep the students’ interests in mind.


Performance Experience:I have a wide range of performance experiences as soloist, ensemble member, and conductor.  I love sharing music with my community in ways that are exciting and relevant.  Some of my favorite performances have been with the UNC Symphony Orchestra and the UNC Early Music Ensemble.



Hometown: Eaton, CO 

My Musical Influences: John Williams

Favorite hobby or activity when not teaching or playing music: Reading fantasy or historical fiction books

Favorite food: Sushi

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