Rock Ridge Orchestra


Welcome the inaugural year of Rock Ridge Band!  We are able to offer this exciting performing arts program because of the outreach and support of the Colorado Chamber Orchestra through DCEIM along with our administration.  Students will have the opportunity to learn and perform on traditional string orchestra instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass.

Ms. Khalil
Ms. Khalil is a passionate violinist and teacher. She began her violin career at the age of 9! She was a member of the Kansas City Youth Symphony Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 12. Ms. Khalil was awarded a full scholarship for the University of Kansas's Midwestern Music Camp for 4 consecutive years. In 2003, she became an active teacher of the Missouri String Project under the guidance of Ms. Leslie Perna, where she was awarded the String Project Teaching Award, subsequently starting her own private violin studio. In 2007, Ms. Khalil earnered her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Violin Performance from the Univerisy of Missouri-Columbia, where she studied with Eva D. Szekely. She has performed with the University of Missouri Philharmonic Orchestra, Missouri University Chamber Orchestra, and the Missouri All-Collegiate Orchestra. In 2008, she began her Suzuki Violin Teacher Training at the Unviersity of Denver's Lamont School of Music, under the instruction of James Maurer and Kathleen Spring, where she received her Suzuki Violin Pedagogy Certificate for Books 1-8. Ms. Khalil has taught as a violin and viola teacher for the Augustana Arts City Strings Program, as a violin quartet coach for the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, as a music instructor for the Cherry Creek Elementary instrumental Music Program, and has performed with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Khalil belives every child has unique talents and the ability to learn and develop those talents when provided with the right tools, instruction, and a heathly supportive environment.

We rehearse from 7:25-8:25am every Tuesday and every other Thursday right in the music room.  
**Exact rehearsal dates may be found on the Rock Ridge Music specials calendar!

Students currently in grades 4-6 are welcome to join the program, below are some links to register and learn more about this fantastic opportunity that just came to Douglas County!

DCEIM Homepage: DCEIM Homepage
Ms. Khalil: [email protected]