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Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Aikido, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Bass Guitar, Cartooning, Classical Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Drawing, Drum, Ear Training, Fitness, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Illustration, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Photography, Pro Tools Software, Running, Singing, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Songwriting, Spoken Word, Stretching
I'm a performing musician and guitar and drum instructor, as well as a certified Yoga teacher. I love learning my crafts anew by teaching it to others. I bring a lifetime of experience to lessons, performances, and audio engineering.
Here are a few milestones and specifics in my background:
* Attained a bachelor's degree in music and audio engineering from UC Denver.
* Performing artist with two decades of dedicated practice.
* Performances include the Fort Collins Art Museum, Loveland Art Museum, Fort Collins and Denver area galleries, cafes, restaurants, venues, community volunteering, weddings and mountain ranches, and private homes and businesses.
* Recording engineer for a commercial Denver studio, recording and producing Denver area bands and musicians.
* I've operated my home and mobile recording studio for over a decade.
* Graduated from a 200 hour yoga teacher certification course.
* I'm a lifelong artist, specializing in drawing. I was accepted to a three month-long artist residency at Elsewhere Studios in Paonia Colorado.
* I write, record and perform several different music projects, including a classical/experimental acoustic fingerstyle, folk-rock singer-songwriter material, and a rock band.
I run a mobile recording studio and would also love to help you record demos and better! I can take my gear to your studio, with minimal set-up. High quality mics and a trained recording engineer to boot.
I'd love to hear from you! I'm eagerly seeking opportunities for lessons, performances and recording projects alike. Thank you for reading!
Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting
Music became my life when I found a dusty guitar in the storage room at age 10. I owe a lot of really cool experiences to the guitar and so many of them center around learning. Teaching is fun and rewarding, but it is also my way of thanking the great teachers I've had.
-Studied Music Theory/Composition at Metropolitan State College of Denver
-Won a scholarship to the 2001 Summer Guitar Program at Berklee College of Music in Boston
-Frequent substitute at Arapahoe Community College (2004-2005)
-Teacher at St. Mary's Academy Middle School (2008-2013)
-Active member of Onsombley guitar ensemble
-Songwriter, Vocalist, Guitarist in The Penny Dreadfuls
-Creator of "Strum by Strum"
-Takelessons teacher since 2008
*** Lesson Details ***
The best lessons I've ever had were lessons in which I walked away saying "Man, I never KNEW that!" and it's my goal for you have that experience, too. Whether its how to play that chord or write a melody, how to get the best sound out of those stomp boxes, or when genres like shoegazer and post-rock were invented and what they sound like... there's something to be learned in every lesson.
The most important benefit of taking lessons from me is my experience. I started teaching casually as a teenager and have followed every opportunity since. My passion for music has allowed me to teach private lessons (10+ years), middle school guitar class (including a guitar ensemble), and college-level music theory classes. Extensive experience in writing, recording, and performing has only helped that passion to grow. I've developed a method to blend theory with practice every step of the way, and make the journey fun!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stand, Guitar picks, Amplifier, 1/4" cable, Footstool, and paper hand-outs provided for Students.
Lounge area, Kitchen area, Restrooms,and Parking provided for Parents
*** Specialties ***
guitar, acoustic guitar, music, songwriting, classical guitar, electric guitar, music theory
Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Climbing, Fishing, Gardening, Guitar, Interior Design, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Poker, Scuba Diving, Singing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Songwriting
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 education at Denver Metropolitan University.
I am very active in the community volunteering my time as the Event Coordinator and Board of Directors for a non-profit organization called The Denver Creative Movement. In addition, I keep myself busy musically playing in my bands, Sleeping Giants, L.A.M.A. LIVE (Little Ambition Makes A lot), 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 place a high value on learning how to use music in everyday life.
*** Lesson Details ***
Students taking lessons from me can expect one thing for certain, patience. My philosophy is simple, music is FUN! With a laid back relaxed approach to teaching, I make my students feel comfortable and adapt to each student differently. Not every person learns the same way. I understand this, and apply my methods to each individual student so that they best understand in the way that they learn. I teach Guitar, Bass guitar, Songwriting, and Music performance from beginner to advanced. Piano, and Singing lessons are offered at the beginner level only. I also teach ONLINE LESSONS for guitar, bass guitar, songwriting, and music performance.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, guitars, bass guitars, and amplifiers. Video screen for lesson display. Audio equipment.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Travel equipment includes guitars, bass guitars, and amplifiers for both. All lesson materials, including books and script paper.
*** Specialties ***
I teach at all age levels and abilities. My specialty is making your lessons fun! I cater to each individual student, and we design your curriculum around your abilities and goals with your instrument.
Acting, Audition Prep, Basic Math, Basketball, Broadway Singing, Chess, Climbing, Dance, Drum, Elementary Math, Essay Writing, Fashion Design, Flexibility Training, Guitar, Jazz Voice, Mandolin, Math, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Musical Theater, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Public Speaking, Running, Sewing, Singing, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Soccer, Songwriting, Speech, Stretching, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Wakeboarding
I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University.
I have studied many types of music and education.
My favorite singing styles include: musical theatre, commercial, and opera.
Instrumental techniques are vastly arranged by what the student's goals are.
I love teaching a variety of styles. I believe in a diverse repertoire.
I plan on getting my Master's Degree in Performance and Choreography from CU Boulder.
*** Lesson Details ***
I start out with the parts/anatomy of the instrument. Once there is a fair understanding of the equipment being used the student can gradually respect and confide in the instrument.
I am 100% for the sake of efficiency. A performer's "Use" is all about how the musician utilizes the primary control. Proper technique is crucial to ensure the longevity of a musical career/endeavor
Every student in the world has a different learning style. Visual, auditory, kinesthetic, or some combination of all of them is taken into consideration with every, single circumstance.
The opportunity to expand the mind and body to music is certainly a wonderful, yet individual experience.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Depends on the time. Let me know what you need in advance.
*** Specialties ***
Alexander Technique- efficiency of the body
Multi-task Performance - singing, and/or dancing, and/or playing at the same time
Classical Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano
Heather C. is a member of the Douglas & Elbert County Music Teachers Association (DEMTA), the Colorado Music Teachers Association (CMTA), the National Music Teachers Association (MTNA), Colorado Federation of Music Clubs, and the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Ms. C. has taught in Arapahoe & Douglas counties since 2003 when she moved to the metro area. Each year from 2006-2012 her students have competed in the DEMTA music festival, achieving some of the highest marks in the competition. Several students each year have placed first in their division & performed in honors concerts, accepting trophies for their 1st place finish.
Heather is a native of Anchorage, Alaska. She moved to Colorado to pursue a career in music education at the University of Northern Colorado. Heather graduated from UNC with a B.A. in Liberal Arts. At UNC Heather performed in the Symphonic Band where she was featured as a piccolo soloist for two straight years. Heather obtained the largest music scholarship given to any musician in the history of the music department.
Heather has played piano & flute for over 26 years competing & winning local, national, & international competitions. At UNC Heather studied extensively in music theory, ear training, & music history. In 1994, as well as 1998 Heather took part in the Pacific Basin Band Music Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii where her school band won the competition against the Pacific Rim states, as well as against Japanese & Australian symphonic bands. In this competition Heather was featured as a solo jazz pianist & as a piccolo soloist.
Heather played piano for three high school choirs in 1995-1996. Heather performed on piano for the mayor of Anchorage, Alaska in 1997. From 1994-1998 She was a piano accompanist for several soloists helping them achieve the highest marks on their performance competitions. Heather played lead piano in the pit orchestra in the musical Fame.
• Alyeen Haynan; a renowned piano instructor who was taught by a second generation pupil of Franz Joseph Haydn, one of the world’s last Classical composers.
• Gail Payne, the principal flutist with the Zimbabwe National Symphony
• Dorli McWayne the principal flutist with the Fairbanks symphony & the flute professor at UAF.
• Lavella Briggs, M.A. piano performance; emphasis in jazz piano
• Jean Lenoir, B.A. flute performance & M.D. music education
• Toured with the Sound of America performing in the following countries & cities: Frankfurt, Germany; Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany; Salzburg, Austria; Saalfelden, Austria; Venice, Italy; Stresa, Italy; Grindelwald, Switzerland; Interlaken, Switzerland; La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland; Dijon, France; Paris France; Disneyland Paris, France; Reims, France; Luxembourg, Luxembourg; & Heidelberg, Germany. In Salzburg, Austria; performed for Hilary & Chelsea Clinton; featured on CNN news.
• Ken Singelton; two M.D. degrees Yale school of music, conductor of the Denver Brass
• Elizabeth Singelton; M.A. flute performance & published several albums
• Sylvia Greenfield; M.A. flute performance, recorded numerous motion picture & TV soundtracks with Twentieth-Century Fox, MGM, Columbia, & Warner Brothers studio orchestras.
*Experience working with ADHD students'. Experience working with students who have mild disabilities.
Accent Reduction, Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Elementary Math, Guitar, Hapkido, Language, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Music Theory, Self Defense, Spanish, Study Skills
I have experience teaching kindergarden through high school. I have taught Music, Math, and Science at the Elementary level; Special Education at the middle school level; and Guitar at the high school level.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."