Rocky Ridge Music Announces our Adult Music Program!

This program is for musicians aged 18 and older, playing at an intermediate to advanced level.* We are open to chamber ensembles for strings or strings and piano.  We also offer individual lessons on violin, as well as beginner to intermediate piano.

Repertoire for the coachings should be selected by the ensemble prior to arriving. Classes meet Saturdays, October 21st and 28th, 11am to 12pm, or 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.   Our faculty coach is Karoly Schranz, founding member of the world-renowned Takacs Quartet.  SoYoung Lee, former Piano Pedagogy faculty at CU Boulder, will provide highly individualized piano instruction.

Who:                Open To Pre-Formed Duos or Chamber Groups of Strings and Piano (String Trios; String Quartets; Piano Quartets, et. al.)

                          and individual lessons (Piano and Violin)

What:               Rocky Ridge Music Adult Music Program at Boulder Academy

When:             Saturdays, 11am to 1pm, Oct. 21st and 28th.

Where:            First Congregational Church Choir Room – Basement Level, 1128 Pine St. Boulder CO 80302

Cost:                $25 Registration fee^ … $100 individual lesson fee (1 hour) … $150 coaching fee (one hour) … $45 beginner piano (45 min.)

How To Register: please email Evan at

*for general self-assessment of your playing level, please review these guidelines from the Associated Chamber Music Players:

ACMP Playing Levels Guide

^only one application and registration fee is required per chamber group


Károly Schranz
String Quartet Intensive and Session 2 Chamber Coach

Károly Schranz

College Intensive Faculty - String Quartet Intensive and Session Two Chamber Coach
Instruments: String Quartet Intensive and Session 2 Chamber Coach
Education: Artist Diploma, Franz Liszt Academy - Budapest
Károly Schranz currently teaches at the University of Colorado – Boulder, and has taught at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Music Academy of the West, Aspen Music Festival. Until his retirement in 2018, Mr. Schranz enjoyed a distinguished career as a founding member and second violinist of the Takács Quartet.  Over the span of four decades, the Takács Quartet has been awarded prestigious prizes including First Prize at the Evian International String Quartet Competition, Gold Medal at the 1978 Portsmouth and Bordeaux Competitions, First Prizes at the Budapest and Bratislava International String Quartet Competition, Grammy Award, Gramophone Award, BBC Record of the Year, and was inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame. The Takács Quartet has given concerts all around the world and has recorded more than 50 CDs for Hungaroton, Decca and Hyperion, and is the quartet -in-residence at the University of Colorado – Boulder.
SoYoung Lee

SoYoung Lee

Executive and Artistic Director
Instruments: Piano
Education: D.M.A., University of California Santa Barbara
M.M., University of Southern California

SoYoung Lee, Executive/Music Director at Rocky Ridge Music Center, received her Doctorate in Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has held director positions at Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory Adult Education & Preparatory Department, Millikin University Preparatory Division, and the Boulder Arts Academy & Boulder Ballet. A strong believer in the concept of artist as entrepreneur, she cofounded two organizations: Colorado-based AirTurn, a company dedicated to empowering musicians through technology; and Notes at 9,000 at Winter Park, a multi-genre music competition that launches emerging musicians by providing concert opportunities, funding, and mentoring. She is passionate about building community through the arts, and serves currently as a trustee on the board of Boulder County Arts Alliance and as a member of the Estes Arts Presents Task Force.

An award-winning pianist and a Regents scholar, SoYoung is a recipient of the Ernő Dohnányi Piano Prize and the Gwendolyn Koldofsky Accompanying Fellowship at University of Southern California. She recently released a CD, In This World, with flutist Claudia Anderson. Equally at home as a teacher, she served on the music faculty at Millikin University and State University of New York, Fredonia, and was a visiting Piano Pedagogy faculty at the University of Colorado, Boulder. SoYoung enjoys her multi-faceted career as a performing artist, administrator, teacher, producer, and arts advocate.