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Cecilia Alcívar Smith

Serving Denver over 30 years
Highlands Ranch, CO

Instruments: piano, violin
Styles: Classical, Contemporary, Christian Worship, Orchestra/Ensemble, all ages, all levels, fully bilingual Spanish, music theory, ear training

Studio location:
C-470 and Quebec St
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130
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Welcome to the Piano Studio of Cecile Alcívar Smith, where high quality piano and violin lessons are fun!

I am a degreed Homeschool mom, pianist, violinist and Church musician driven by my passion for music since childhood. My love of music will feed my heart for a lifetime, and I seek those who desire the same, children or adults, regardless of age, ability or disability. I have taught piano in the Denver area since 1980 and have played the violin since 1974 in school orchestras. I carefully nurture each student with a sharp focus on their strengths rather than their weaknesses. 

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While the economy has given rise to lots of cheap lessons everywhere, many are trying to make a quick buck WITHOUT the care and expertise, much less the training. In time, the student will pay the price when they discover all that they are missing. Nothing can kill your love of piano or violin like realizing you need REMEDIAL lessons. Flashy websites do NOT reflect a teacher's educational background, training and experience. Please research your teacher's background carefully before making a choice. Music Teachers National Association ( has some great guidelines to help you make that choice.


I specialize in making apparent each student's potential to them so that they will take ownership of their learning. I train non-adult students for yearly piano/violin auditions rather than competitions, which are less stressful. Yearly progress is achievable when the student's level of interest and practice are there. With lots of planning and great care, I strive to keep a fun, yet focused approach in order to maintain their level of interest. My best students are those whose parents took an active interest in their piano/violin learning by providing the best environment conducive to good practice habits, as those are established away from the studio.

Schedule your FREE interview today. My Studio is located in Highlands Ranch area, 15 minutes away from SE Denver, Englewood, Littleton, Centennial and Castle Rock. Depending on your home set-up, in-home lessons will be considered within proximity for an extra fee.

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