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Popular Music Theory Teachers Near Arvada

Daniel H.

Denver, CO
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Scott M.

Denver, CO
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TJ W.

Denver, CO
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Daniel H. Denver, CO

Composition, Reading, Notation, Tonal Harmony, and Ear Training

About Daniel

I started playing drums in church at an early age. I started studying drums and piano at age 14. My fist teacher was a great musician named chad Johnson. After that I studied with current Berkley College of Music faculty member Henrique Alemeida and with him i learned technique and tools to play all genres. I also studied with Phd. Jonathan Latta at Fort Lewis college and through him i learned classical percussion and some drum set repertoire. For music theory I studied with Phd. Hoyt Andreas of Metro State University. I currently study with Jazz Greats Ron Miles, Paul Romain and R&B/Gospel extraordinaire Cory Baker. I also study with Kendrick Scott through Skype. I currently play Gigs, Teach Lessons, and study full time. I currently have students in all areas in age groups from 5-25. I ...

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Emily U. February 18, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Daniel is an awesome music teacher!

Daniel has good teaching techniques. He is good with kids. My son is only 5 years but he is learning and understanding his music lessons which include theories and hands on playing technique.
Scott M. Denver, CO

Many people scare away from music theory, but it is proven that
Music Theory will make your a better more confident musician.
Understanding the how's and why's of music will open many doors to writing, improvising, and performing music.
From chords and scales to modes and keys. Together I can help you understand them all.

About Scott

We learn by teaching. That is why I love to teach, because I love to learn. I have made many great connections while teaching music to people and one of the ways to do that is to work together on a common goal. I started teaching music because during my own studies I have discovered many quick learning strategies that make playing music fun. I teach from my home studio as well as via Skype. Many of my strategies I've discovered on my own. Now I want to share these ideas with you. Scott is a multi-instrumentalist loop master whose music spans a wide range of sounds and genres. With an education in music performance and a reputation for having a good time this laid back musician is no amateur to the music scene. Scott has performed hundreds of shows and numerous festival ...

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Danielle K. August 23, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Scott is an excellent guitar teacher. He makes it fun to learn while gearing the lessons toward the student’s needs. In return, this allows the student to excel in learning the guitar at their own pace. I definitely would recommend Scott as guitar instructor.
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Nathan S. May 8, 2013
Ukulele
Verified Student
wish I had more time for MORE lessons

Scott has been a great teacher, his patience and ability to teach at my pace have been wonderful! I also love that he finds ways to teach music I like.

My only regret is that I don't have more time and money to schedule lessons every week! I hope that changes soon.

I love my Uke, and I love lessons with Scott!
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SarahJ June 21, 2012
So fun!

My daughter loves lessons with Scott. She said she has a lot of fun learning.
TJ W. Denver, CO

Music Theory allows you to better understand how music is built, and gives you a better sense of what you are actually playing.

About TJ

Born in Rapid City, South Dakota, I started taking piano lessons at the age of 6. Since that time, my love for music has grown with each passing day. I graduated from The Entertainment Career Connection in 2010 with a certification in Audio Engineering and Production. There I studied audio mixing, recording, production and mastering. I currently study music performance and non profit administration at Denver Metropolitan University. I am very active in the community working with my non profit, Wealth In Community Knowledge. In addition, I keep myself busy musically playing in my bands, Sleeping Giants, and The Free Electric Band. I continue to follow my life-long passion for music by educating others. I believe that music lessons should be a fun and rewarding experience, and ...

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Chuck L. December 2, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
TJ is a great teacher. I have learned allot in a short amount of time.
He caters the lesson to what I wish to learn while still making sure I learn to actually play not just learn the song. I have enjoyed learning from him and am still a student.
He does like coldplay but I will try not to hold that against him lol.
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Kristin S. May 1, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Great teaching approach

My goal was to be able to play songs around a campfire and TJ has been fantastic at tailoring our lessons to this goal. Every week I learn something a little new, but I also learn a song that is simple enough for me to play and which incorporates whatever new chord or technique he's introduced. I much prefer practicing actual songs vs. excercises and he always leaves me with a new song to play. He is also instantly likeable and lessons feel more like hanging out with a friend than a teacher. I would highly recommend him as a guitar teacher.
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Steve B. April 8, 2014
Music Performance
Fun and inspiring teacher!

If you are looking for a fun, optimistic, and talented teacher TJ is your guy. Every time we get together to make music TJ is full of life and always has a smile on his face. His knowledge about music theory and history is amazing and he can back up that knowledge when he picks up any instrument whether it be guitar, piano, bass, or even mandolin. The great thing about TJ is he inspires you to want to get better at whatever it is you want to get better at. He is patient and understands everyone learns in different ways and at different paces. He can get along with anyone of any age. I highly recommend TJ as your teacher no matter what level you are at.

Steve B.

Denver, CO
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John T.

Westminster, CO
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Travis D.

Denver, CO
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Steve B. Denver, CO

We will discuss different modes (scales), how to properly read music, circle of fifths, and chord/ scale relationships. You will be able to talk about music to other musicians in a matter of no time.

About Steve

When I was growing up I thought music was like magic and that only special people with super-human powers could play. I would think to myself, "How are they doing that? I would never be able to play music in a million years!" It wasn't until I was 14 I discovered guitar magazines and a method of reading called guitar tablature that I realized anybody can learn guitar! With determination, patience, and practice I learned as many songs and techniques from my heroes (The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin) as I could. I realized there is so much to learn about music that I could learn something new everyday. This still holds true to this day. I keep digging to find that magic place to which music can take you. It is my goal as a musician and a teacher to help other aspiring musicians (YOU!)

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Cameron S. November 21, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Steve has been great so far. His skills are up-to-snuff and his manner is perfect for a young child with a wild imagination. But more importantly, Steve communicates very well and is on time. This may seem like small stuff but it's uncommon in the private music instruction realm.
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Shannon M. April 21, 2014
Guitar
Older than your average student

Steve was very patient and helpful. I learned a lot in a short time before he moved. I was loking for a new hobby in playing some guitar and he was a great choice for getting me started.
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Kerry R. March 26, 2014
Piano
Great Teacher!

Steve has been a great piano teacher. He has an easy going personality and is very calm and relaxed. He assessed what I knew immediately and where I needed work and designed his style around my needs. He has given me self confidence and showed me how to make piano playing fun!
John T. Westminster, CO

The music theory I focus on is chord theory. Music theory is basically a way of describing what happens with music. I do teach about rhythm too, but the main focus is on chord structures and playing in specific keys. In a nutshell, here are the chords we can/will cover:

Triads, suspended, 7th chords, 6th chords, add 9s, add 11s, 9th chords, 11th chord, 13th chords, etc. There are several variations of all these. For example, various 7th chords can be Major 7, minor 7, Dominant 7, diminished 7, minor 7 flat 5, etc.

You will learn how to play all of these in any key along with the appropriate scales. We also talk about how to play in altered keys such as the harmonic minor and melodic minor.

Besides just strumming these chords I will teach you how to apply these chords as arpeggios into lead parts.

About John

You, the student, are always the priority in my lessons. Every student receives material specifically designed to fit their interests, needs, skill level, and pace. We are all different, and learn in different ways. You deserve a lesson plan that is built just for you. John T.studied with a private guitar instructor, and bass instructor. Two times he broke the Guinness Record for Fastest Guitar Player. John T.'s school, Dr. Hot Licks' School of Rock and Metal has been awarded the title of "Best in Instrumental Music Instruction" two years in a row by the Westminster Award Program. Volkswagen hired T. to take part in an internet ad campaign called "Fast Vs. Fast." Currently, John T.plays in three bands here in Denver. Rock and metal are what John grew up on. This music is his ...

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Dakota L. September 15, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
I have been taking bass lessons here for while and I would recommend to anyone who is interested in playing Rock and Metal music. Both John and Brent are fantastic teachers who have a lot of talent and a lot of knowledge to share. Both are willing to teach not only theory but any song that the student wants to learn. They show that they care about whether or not students learn. I have never seen two people more passionate about music. I wouldn't recommend going anywhere else.
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Desiree S. May 25, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I have been taking lessons here for over a year and find Dr. John to be extremely knowledgeable, reliable/professional (has never been late or asked me to reschedule), and fun. I did not have much experience coming in; the process for me has been that Dr. J creates multiple lessons (usu. 4-12 measures long before repeats) on the spot that we go over to reinforce a skill or technique that I need to work on, or we work on a rock song that I pick out. This approach is very tailored to my questions, trouble spots, and schedule.
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Mark T. May 11, 2014
Acoustic Guitar
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John Dr. Hot Licks Taylor has proven to be a great instructor for me. I had developed some bad habits from poor instruction in the past, and John showed me how to correct them, and as a result, my playing has improved. I would recommend John Taylor to anyone looking for a great and knowledgeable guitar teacher.
Travis D. Denver, CO

I have experience with classical and jazz theory. I use theory daily to help me construct chords, compose, improvise, and to analyze songs and solos from musical greats. Music theory can help you connect the dots (literally on the page) and on your chosen instrument.

About Travis

Travis is a guitar and ukulele instructor. He has been teaching private guitar lessons since 2007 and is available to teach lessons in your home, in studio, or online. Travis has 8 years of teaching experience and can help you reach your musical goals. In 2009 Travis graduated with honors from Fort Lewis College in Durango CO. After graduating Travis hit the road with indie/soul outfit Hello Dollface and led local funk/soul band Bacon. Both bands had much success holding busy gig schedules, recording albums, and touring. With Travis' culminating experience as a professional guitar player, with advanced knowledge in classical, jazz, rock, blues, and country playing styles, years of private teaching experience, in home and professional studio experience, and a passion to teach and ...

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Chris Y. January 9, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Travis was my son's teacher for about nine months. In that time, my son went from having never touched a guitar to having the confidence to perform a solo at his school's Holiday show. Travis shows patience and inspires an amazing work ethic in his students. My son truly enjoys playing the guitar, thanks to Travis, and he even inspired me to pick up my guitar after not playing for 20 years. I highly recommend him for students of all ages.
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Jolie E. December 10, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Our son really enjoyed taking guitar lessons from Travis. Travis's teaching style was effective and appropriate for the level our son was at and Travis was able to keep him interested and eager to learn more. Socially, our son connected with Travis, which, if there isn't that trust and relationship building happening, the learning won't happen. Thank you Travis for building a strong guitar (and music) foundation for our son! We highly recommend you!
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Cynthia L. December 10, 2014
Guitar · In studio
My son, 11 years old, was a complete beginner at guitar and reading music. Travis emphasized learning music, which is great, because even if a child decides to switch instruments, he will have that knowledge to help him along. Travis has a great way of relating to young musicians, exhibiting patience and high expectations, which helps motivate his students to practice. My son really enjoyed his lessons. He made fairly quick progress and has developed a confidence that will keep him playing and growing musically. Thanks to Travis for starting him off on the right foot. We highly recommend Travis as a music teacher.

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