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Popular Music Teachers Near Boulder

Ricardo P.

Broomfield, CO
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Julian Y.

Boulder, CO
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Shannon K.

Boulder, CO
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Ricardo P. Broomfield, CO

About Ricardo

I have been a professional musician and teacher all my adult life. Music is my passion and has always been how I make a living. I teach piano/keyboards, guitar, voice, bass and ukulele. I studied classical piano at SUNY at Buffalo and I initially learned to play guitar and singing on my own. Years later I studied voice and guitar with great professional instructors. I am familiar with different ways of learning music: from very structured and traditional methods (that we use in classical music) to more improvisational and "by ear" approaches as we often do in popular music. This helps me tailor my music teaching specifically to each student based on his/her musical preferences, abilities and learning style. I can teach all styles of music including: Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, ...

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Mike S. November 25, 2014
Singing · In studio
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Ricardo has been a really great voice instructor. Along with being very talented, he is patient and has an honest concern to see that his students succeed. I would highly reccomend Ricardo.
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Mike S. November 24, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I have been very impressed with Ricardo's knowledge and skill as a teacher. He is a very talented musician, plays guitar, piano and is a very good singer. His passion for music shines through and I am very happy to have him as my teacher. I feel like I have made very good improvement with my lessons.
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Shelley M. November 3, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I continue to be amazed with Ricardo's skill as an instructor. He continue's to teach my son new skills and stretch his learning. He is very thoughtful and patient.
Julian Y. Boulder, CO

About Julian

I just completed my Music BA at CU Boulder. I have played in several different ensembles on a variety of instuments including Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele and Voice. My classical training in combination with my experience as a song writer, multi-instrumentalist and band leader gives me a uniquely well-rounded teaching style. I aim to teach and inspire students to use music as a platform for learning important skills such as diligent practice, cognitive flexibilty, and creative expression.

I grew up in Boulder and Hawaii where I gained a love for island music, Reggae, Highlife Music, Jazz and Funk. I am currently in a band called "Isa and Joe Alan" which plays original music in all these styles. I am also a professional face painter, juggler and balloon twister, and ...

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Brenda T. November 16, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Julian has been wonderful to teach Music Theory as well as Piano. He has interesting methods and uses very solid music theory, to create a larger picture which leads to a full understanding of how piano works, and of the music you play on it.

Lessons are interesting and fun. Also I find them very well-rounded. Julian is a positive instructor and I find him very respectful and simply fun to learn from.

I highly recommend Julian Y.
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Niel R. July 26, 2014
Piano · In home
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It's difficult to find an instructor and I feel extremely lucky that I ended up studying with Julian. I was a beginning piano player but very interested in a strong music theory base for my studies. Julian has an extremely deep knowledge of music theory and application across many styles. We have probably spent as much time on theory as on playing (my choice/naturally where our lessons have gone). He is also an excellent guitar player and i have paired relearning guitar with the piano so our lessons can range widely from piano practice to theory to guitar and back.

I find Julian extremely easy to get a long with, very good at explaining theory and leading me to my own epiphanies and conclusions that have made learning continually exciting. He is a good communicator about lessons times and has been probably more flexible than i deserve in accommodating my schedule.

As we have progressed we are now working on song writing, music notation, jazz/staff notation, working through the REAL BOOK, ear training, etc..

My greatest fear was ending up with a very parochial or didactic instructor. Julian is anything but that. I look forward to my lessons every week and have increased my time with him to twice a week.
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Nicki H. June 26, 2014
Drum · In home
My son has been taking drum lessons from Julian for about six months now. Julian is fantastic with him. He seems very knowledgeable and his demeanor is perfect for kids (and adults!). He likes to incorporate other instruments into the lesson as well, since my son can also play piano. He has a nice energy during lessons, keeping a good balance of having fun and learning. He also just led my son in his first group experience, where he played drums while others played guitar and keyboard. Julian was amazing at keeping everyone on task, while having fun at the same time! I would recommend Julian as a music instructor for anyone and everyone. :)
Shannon K. Boulder, CO

About Shannon

I hold a Bachelors of Education in Music from Florida Atlantic University. I have been teaching music for the last 4 years to students of all ages (5-65 and up). I have experience teaching in public schools in a classroom environment! Finally I am a trained music together teacher teaching in Boulder, CO.

Music has a way of reaching us all and helping us become more sensitive, compassionate, creative people. The study of music has been linked to better test scores, more creative minds, and increased critical thinking abilities. For adults returning to music or picking it up for the first time can be a rewarding hobby, a hidden passion or desire, or a change of schedule.

Music can be for anyone!

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Brenda G. July 17, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Shannon is just the best piano teacher ever! She is always professional, always prompt, and always fun and encouraging for my sons (age 8). It might seem like teaching twins would be easy; just give the same lesson twice! But Shannon immediately noticed the differences in their learning styles and has tailored each lesson to meet each one of them at their own learning level. We have concerts and homework. We have great lessons where they sailed though and got gold stars and lessons where we learned that more practice is needed. Shannon makes it fun for them, they are always excited to see her. But she insists on attention and pushes them to learn. I would recommend Shannon to anyone wanting to learn to play the piano!!

Lee J.

Boulder, CO
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Matthew B.

Boulder, CO
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Austin M.

Lafayette, CO
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Lee J. Boulder, CO

About Lee

Lee J. is an award winning songwriter, with 18 yrs of FT music instruction experience! Lee studied formally at UCD Denver, for BA in Music and Sound Technology. Lee has the benefit of real world experience in the music business, including past national touring as an indie artist, and currently working with Music Supervisors in LA for Film/TV placements, as well as songs with Major Label Publishers in Nashville! Lee designs custom programs to suit individual ability, goals, and more by giving YOU the skills, techniques, knowledge you need to become proficient at YOUR favorite songs and styles!

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Lee J. October 24, 2013
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"Awesome teacher" 5/5 stars Boulder Guitar Studio Review
I wouldn't consider getting instruction from anybody but Lee. From his lifetime devotion to music, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of musical styles and playing techniques, which he uses to customize lessons to the student's particular goals. Besides guitar and bass, I spent a lot of time with Lee studying songwriting -- he's an awesome writer himself and completely open about sharing all the things he has learned over the years.
That willingness to adapt to my particular needs and desires, along with his true passion for all types of music, makes Lee an outstanding teacher.
Pros: Helpful, Engaging, Encouraging, Smart, Patient, Funny, Fun, Good communicator- Derek Zahn, Boulder, CO, Oct 11, 2010
Matthew B. Boulder, CO

About Matthew

I have a B.M. from Berklee College of Music with an emphasis in Folk, Bluegrass, and traditional music but can teach any style.

Would you like to have a better ear? Be able to hear chord changes quicker and translate that to your instrument? Or would you like to have a better grasp on theory and how to translate that knowledge onto your instrument?

While attending Berklee, I taught all music theory subjects (jazz and traditional harmony), ear training, counterpoint, and songwriting through the school and was involved in the tutoring department.

Are you looking to develop your songwriting? Would you like to write better lyrics? Or use a deeper theoretical knowledge to find new writing techniques and your unique voice?

While living in Boston, I received accolades and awards ...

Austin M. Lafayette, CO

About Austin

My name is Austin M. and I am a music education major at Metropolitan State University of Denver. I have been in multiple ensembles in the music program including the wind ensemble, brass quartet, the symphonic band, and the symphony orchestra. I am currently a member of the Arapahoe Philharmonic in Littleton. CO. I have marched with the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps based here in Denver. I am also a marching band music arranger for multiple high schools here in Colorado, Texas and Indianapolis.

My current trumpet teacher is Dr. Michael Hengst. I am in my junior year at Metro and am starting my education courses to complete my degree. I have been under the direction Dr. David Kish and Dr. Brandon Matthews for the past two years.

I have taught at many high schools during their ...

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Kristopher E. November 12, 2014
Austin is a very talented trumpet and musician. I have had the pleasure of working with him and watching him be a leader in the ensembles that he is a part of. I highly recommend lessons with Austin as he is a professional and will always do his best to give you the best possible experience!

Music Lessons in Boulder, CO

Boulder, Colorado is home to a wide variety of music. From casual street performances to the famed Macky Auditorium, Boulder is known for having a vibrant music scene. With many local traditions like the Boulder Creek Festival, the Naked Pumpkin Run, and the Boulder Star, this city is brimming with numerous celebrations.

As you can imagine with celebrations, come stage performances. So, if you want to hit the stage and become a local star, why not enroll yourself into one of our TakeLessons Certified Boulder music lessons? This way you’ll gain the knowledge, technique and experience you need to rock the stage. Our music programs cover courses on the guitar, piano, violin, bass, drums, and a whole lot more. We also offer music lessons on stage performances like singing, dancing and ...

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