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Mrs. Lois Owsley moved in September of 2008 to the Fort Collins area from Lakewood, California. She has a BA in Violin Performance from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado and an MA in Music Education from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She has played in symphony orchestras and other musical events as well as taught hundreds of students on stringed instruments and piano in her home based Personal Notes Music Studio in Louisiana (Lake Charles, Alexandria, Natchitoches), Bountiful, Utah and California (Escondido, Poway, San Marcos, Monterey, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Lakewood).

Lois is a member of MENC, a long-time member of Music Teachers Association of California and has currently joined the local FCMTA. Mrs. Owsley took certification classes at California State University Long Beach this past year to update the changes that have occured in music education. 

Mrs. Lois Owsley provides personalized instruction (beginning to advanced) on violin, viola, cello and piano, a lab with computerized theory lessons and opportunities to perform.
Lois also teaches pre-school music classes. She looks forward to being a vital part in the musical community here in Fort Collins.

Please e-mail for more information at muzk4Lo@yahoo.com

Profile Summary:
violinist Fort Collins, CO
violinist Fort Collins, CO
Music Instructor Fort Collins, CO
pre-school music Fort Collins, CO
More About Me
relationships (God, family, friends), classical and cultural music, reading, hiking, sightseeing, traveling
Work Experience:
Summer 1976 Played with the Colorado Philharmonic at
Evergreen, CO
1977-Present Played with the symphonies of Lake
Charles, Natchitoches, and Alexandria (in
Louisiana), San Marcos, California.
Performed with ensemble groups
(including Ensemble Monterey with John
Anderson, conductor and David Dally’s
ensemble group conducted by Sal
Ferantelli). Performed various
solo performances in Louisiana, Bountiful,
Utah and California (San Diego, Monterey,
Santa Clara and Lakewood/Cerritos
counties.
2000 to 2006 Special Music for worship services;
Children’s choral director and
coordinator for annual talent nights at
church.
2003-2004 Music instructor at Canterbury Christian
School in Los Altos, CA
2003-2005 Teacher of pre-school catechism class at
1st OPC in Sunnvale, CA
2004-2006 Teacher for Joyful Melodies Music Studio
Fall 2004-Feb. 2006 String Orchestra Director at Valley
Christian Elem. in San Jose, CA
Oct. 2006-June 2007 String Orchestra Director at Ross
Middle School in Artesia, CA;
April 2006-July 2008 Member of Praise Team; Toddler
Teacher for Sunday School and
Wee Kids at Cornerstone Community
Church in Artesia, CA
May 2007-May 2008 VAPA music teacher for ABC
district in Artesia, California
Education:
1963-73 Studied violin in the school string
programs and privately
1977 BA in violin performance at Colorado State
University (Fort Collins, CO)
1985 MA degree in Music Education from NSU
(Natchitoches, Louisiana)
Summer ’03, '05 & '07 Birch Bay String Orchestra
Workshop in Ferndale, Washington
Summer 2005 Musikgarten Workshop
Organizations / Affilations:
Music Teacher's Association of California
Music Teacher's National Association
Fort Collins Music Teacher's Association
MENC
Lois Owsley is located in Fort Collins, CO and has the following skills: violinist, violinist, Music Instructor, pre-school music
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violinist

Category: Music
Description
Lois plays for symphonies, small ensembles, and plays with piano accompaniment for concerts or special occasions (weddings, etc.)
Relevant Education / Credentials
BA in Violin performance from CSU in Fort Collins
Years Experience: 30

violinist

Category: Music
Description
Lois plays for symphonies, small ensembles, and plays with piano accompaniment for concerts or special occasions (weddings, praise teams, etc.)
Relevant Education / Credentials
BA in Violin performance from CSU in Fort Collins
Years Experience: 30

Music Instructor

Category: Music
Description
Mrs. Lois Owsley teaches people of all ages privately or in small or larger groups the knowledge, skills and technique to play stringed instruments. She also teaches music appreciation classes and pre-school music classes.
Relevant Education / Credentials
MA in music education from NSU in Natchitoches, Louisiana, Birch Bay String Orchestra Workshops (2003, 2005, 2007), String Orchestra director for Vernon Parish Schools (1982-85), Ross Middle School in Artesia, California (2007).
Years Experience: 30

pre-school music

Category: Music
Description
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 1