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PRESENTERS

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Dr. Heather North holds a doctorate in physical therapy from the university of colorado.  since graduating  she has worked for five years at the other lead physical therapist at in motion rehabilitation in boulder, co which specialized in sports-related orthopaedic therapy.  while there heather was awarded "best sports medicine doctor" in the mountain/west region of the united states by competitor magazine. heather stepped out on her own and established her own practice - red hammer rehab which has won "best sports medicine rehab facility" and "best sports medicine doctor" four years running.

 

Heather’s focus is on sports medicine and orthopaedic manual and manipulation physical therapy.  she is known for being aggressive with injuries and focusing on discovering and fixing the mechanics behind each and every injury.  she believes that it is important to continue to learn the newest and most up to date techniques.  heather’s philosophy revolves around getting patients recovered quickly and teaching them to sustain a healthy state.  injuries can only be eliminated by addressing biomechanical causes and then aggressively treating the damage created from these issues.  for 8 years heather has been using dry needling as part of her treatment modalities after training under dr. lin-tau ma at the biomedical acupuncture institute. 

 

When not in the clinic, heather enjoys road/trail running, mountain biking, coaching for revolution running, and spending time in the mountains with her husband ewen.  she regularly competes in races all over including the pikes peak marathon.  heather was a college level swimmer and has even tested the waters with triathlon in her post-collegiate years as well.

 

Heather teaches her exclusively created "hard core burn" class on monday nights at the louisville recreation center.  her class is specially designed to keep you healthy and strong year round.  great care is taken  to focus on the muscles that endurance athletes need to stay injury free and to maintain speed and strength.  in addition, every class is created to protect the back, preserve proper alignment, and maintain body mechanics.  athletes of any level rely heavily on their core muscles for strength, speed, and stability.  however if these muscles are weak (and they usually are), surrounding joints, connective tissue, and muscles will become more heavily under strain.  this class is here to focus on these major muscles.  

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Dr. Charles Lee received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, his Masters in Music from Temple University, and his Bachelor of Arts in Composition from the Eastman School of Music. His teachers include Judith Glyde, Jeffrey Solow and David Ying. He is currently the principal cellist of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, and also performs with Colorado Ballet and Opera Colorado orchestras. He teaches at Metro State University of Denver and Regis University. 

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Noted for his passionate and expressive playing, Dr. Adam Riggs is an avid chamber musician, teacher, and performer.  He has performed at music festivals across Canada, the United States, Italy, and the Czech Republic.  In addition to being the principal cellist of Stratus Chamber Orchestra, Adam performs on as a sub with the Boulder Philharmonic, as well as with Colorado-based dance company, Life/Art Dance Ensemble.  He has been heard on CPR radio and was a guest soloist for the Western Springs School of Talent Education and Naperville Suzuki School's 35th Anniversary concert at the Chicago Symphony Center.  Adam is also Chair of Board and director and founder of the Colorado Cello Summit, an 501(c)3 organization dedicated to strengthening and connecting Colorado’s cello community.

 

An avid teacher, Adam completed his Suzuki Teacher Training in 2016 with Carol Tarr at the University of Denver and Rick Mooney at the Greater Austin Suzuki Institute.  He currently teaches at Silver Strings Academy in Westminster, while maintaining a robust private studio in Arvada.  Previously, he has taught for the Continuing Education Department at the University of Colorado, at Parlando School of Musical Arts, and coached chamber music and taught cello at several summer music camps/festivals including the University of Colorado’s Summer Music Academy program.  Adam has been on the Board of the Suzuki Association of Colorado for the past 4 years serving as Treasurer, Scholarship Committee Chair and Webmaster

 

Adam began his cello studies at the age of four, and soon became a regular award winner at local and provincial competitions. He competed at the national level during his high school years before continuing his musical studies at University.  He holds a Bachelor of Music Honours Performance Degree and a Diploma in Chamber Music from Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Ontario), a Master of Music Performance degree from The Hartt School (Connecticut), and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Colorado Boulder.  His principal teachers include Sally Gross, Paul Pulford, Simon Fryer, Mihai Tetel and Judith Glyde.  He has also studied with András Fejér, Thomas Heinrich, Aldo Parisot and Shauna Rolston.  Adam has also performed and worked with members of the Takacs, St. Lawrence, Emerson, Juilliard, Tokyo, and Penderecki String Quartets. 

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Denver-based cellist Trevor Minton performs as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician and performs regularly with the Boulder Philharmonic, Colorado Ballet, and Colorado Opera. 

A native of Rapid City, South Dakota, Minton received his Bachelor's degree from University Nebraska-Lincoln and his Master’s degree from University of Colorado-Boulder. Minton has studied chamber music with members of the Chiara String Quartet, Ying Quartet, and Takács Quartet. His principal teachers have included Karen Becker, Judith Glyde, Thomas Heinrich, and David Ying.

Minton was a semi-finalist in the Boulder International Chamber Music Competition: The Art of Duo in 2018 and attended Bowdoin International Music Festival in 2017. He maintains a private studio in and around the Denver area.