Guitar, Singing, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Ukulele
Chris has spent the last 30 years studying and playing music, and has served as a music teacher for more than a decade. He has taught music in Denver Public Schools, Littleton Public Schools, Music and Arts Centers, Performing Arts Centers, and has given clinics in the United States, Central America, and Europe. He has also appeared on or produced over 50 recordings and performed in such notable venues as Carnegie Hall, Red Rocks Amphitheater, and the famous Jazz Cafe in Costa Rica. He holds a bachelors degree in music as well as certifications in Nero Linguistic Programming and Diaphramatic Costal Breathing. Chris teaches and performs on many instruments including guitar, ukelele, clarinet, saxophone, voice, and is well know for his flute playing. His motto is simple; “Improve life through music.” Lessons with Chris focus on the enjoyment of making music and the musical tools to play and create music for a lifetime. Chris' mission is to empower students to create any music they enjoy, and instill the love of music for a lifetime.
Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone
I started playing clarinet in the school band at age six. My father was a musician, and he thought that playing in the school band would help me overcome my extreme shyness. I remember my first music lesson. I really liked my teacher. He came to my house, and he helped me to care for my clarinet and make some sounds on it. I thought playing the clarinet was wonderful. Once in awhile my mom would have to urge me to practice, but I was so drawn to playing the clarinet from the start that I would practice a lot on my own.
I was the youngest member of the grade school band, but my music lessons helped me to keep up with the older kids. I had found a niche, and my niche helped me open up to other students in school and make friends.
I participated in band programs through middle school and high school. In middle school I began studying saxophone and flute so I could play in the jazz band. As a high school junior and senior I also got the opportunity to play in the Denver University Concert Band, and I was first chair clarinet in Colorado All-State Band and Orchestra.
I attended the University of Denver on a swimming scholarship as an Accounting Major and Music Minor. I was first clarinet in the 1st Infantry Army Band at Ft. Meade, Maryland and then I toured Europe as first chair flute in the 3rd Army Band based in Wurzburg, Germany. I was honorably discharged after a three year tour. I returned to the states and enrolled in Metropolitan State College as a Music Performance Major.
I started teaching and playing professionally during college and have done so ever since. In the course of my career I have performed with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on clarinet and saxophone, on second clarinet with the Central City Opera, and as a soloist for the Littleton and Jefferson Symphony Orchestras on clarinet and saxophone. I have performed on woodwinds for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Denver Municipal Band. I have played shows at the Boulder Dinner Theater, the Country Dinner Playhouse, the Littleton Town Hall Center for the Arts, the Schwayder Theater, and the new Lone Tree Center for the Arts and with PHAMLY (the Physically Handicapped Actors & Musical Artists League) and Magic Moments.
I have played professionally many styles of music (jazz, blues, pop, ethnic, klezmer, polkas) for clubs, parties, weddings, and concerts with the Benny Goodman Band, Tommy Dorsey Band, Jay Wieder Dance Orchestra, Moments Notice, Rave Reviews, and Ad Hoc Entertainment in big band, quartet, trio and duo settings.
I have been featured on many CDs for such artists as Mary Stribling, Georgeann Low, Neil Haverstick, Big Junior, Scott Smith, Martha Yordy and Ben Cohen.
I also perform concerts and record with Combo Amazo, a band that plays original jazz, blues, bluegrass, and klezmer. We were featured on the several NPR radio shows including E-town with Richie Havens. I lead a strolling duo on clarinet with guitar that played in the Denver International Airport Concert Series for 20 years and is available for any event.
I decided to teach because I wanted to share the enthusiasm and joy I have for music with students. I feel passionate about helping develop a child’s talents as a musician. I relate to well kids and can provide an atmosphere where kids are motivated to learn. I also enjoy teaching adults.
I help the student build good fundamentals. I customize lessons to define and reach realistic goals and address students’ school band needs or other musical activities. I respect students’ other interests and pursuits. I am an experienced professional musician well versed in woodwinds and a variety of styles. I can offer students a broad spectrum of musical knowledge. I can teach all levels from a young beginner to an adult professional. I have given clinics at many local high schools. I would love to share my skills and expertise with students.
Piano, Singing, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Opera Voice, Songwriting
I have been performing music since I was in the 4th grade when I started playing clarinet. In the 8th grade I started playing the oboe, and decided in my senior year to go to Ithaca College to become a music teacher, studying with Paige Morgan.
While at Ithaca College, I had a private studio of 4 oboe players who were in middle school and high school. My oldest student was selected to be an oboe player at the NYSSMA All-State conference. I also toured around New York state playing in operas, as a solist, and in many broadway shows.
Upon graduation I was hired by Teach for America and Denver Public Schools to be a music teacher k-8th grade. I taught music theory, band, orchestra and piano.
I now play the flute, oboe, saxophone or clarinet for hire, and love to share my love for music with my students.
Guitar, Piano, Singing, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Saxophone, Songwriting, Bassoon
Meet the Educator
My name is Sue (Ms Sue). I am thrilled to be an educator in the Take Lessons. I have been involved with music and music programs since I can remember, learning how to read music when I was six in a private band. I received by BA in Music Education K-12, choral and instrumental from Colorado State University. I taught at Prairie Middle School in Cherry Creek for three years. I raised and home schooled my four children. I have a Masters in Music Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I truly enjoy sharing my passion for music with children and am looking forward to a rewarding time of discovery, of exploration, of excitement, of continual growth in awareness, and of experiencing the thrill of accomplishment with your child and you!
Clarinet, Flute, Language, Saxophone
Master of Music, University of Northern Colorado
Bachelor of Music, Indiana University
-Teaching privately since 2005
-Conducting group clinics since 2010
-Performing actively in a variety of groups and genres since 2005; DMB cover band, big bands, duos, quartets, musical theater, cruise lines
Drum, Piano, Clarinet, Flute, Percussion, Trumpet, Trombone
My name is Alan Martin. I have been the Denver music area for over 30 years. I have been playing professionally for all of that time playing Drumset to Timpani in many professional orchestras, Dance Bands and small Jazz and Rock Combos.
I have also had the pleasure to perform some great Musicals and Operas over the years. My students have been selected for some very prestigious scholarships.
I have also had my fair share of students win positions to the Denver School of the Arts.
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