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Thomas G.

Wheat Ridge, CO
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Scott M.

Denver, CO
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Evan K.

Arvada, CO
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Thomas G. Wheat Ridge, CO

About Thomas

I've performed and taught in a wide variety of settings. My early professional experiences have included 3 years in the Army Band, several cruise line contracts, and freelance work as a performer and composer. Through these times, I've learned to excel in many styles. I recently graduated from NYU, where I was an adjunct faculty member. Here, I also performed and worked with a wonderful faculty including Kenny Werner, Brian Lynch, Chris Potter, Ralph Alessi, Tony Moreno, and trumpet guru Laurie Frink, who all inspire me as a musician and a teacher. While in New York, I was a faculty member at Douglaston School of Music and Art, where I worked with younger students . It is my belief that discipline and technique are necessary elements that allow emotion and creativity to thrive. I ...

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Thomas G. February 17, 2015
Trumpet · In studio
I've had many teachers in the past who only taught me how to perform well with the emphasis on technicality and repeptition; however, Tom created space for me to appreciate each and every bar rather than focusing on finishing a song. As a student who has become well-adjusted to structure, I learned the beauty of improvisation informed by theory through Tom. He is attentive, passionate, and always makes sure I got the concept he's teaching. He has a rare gift of creating such an intimate, peaceful environment where I can feel at ease and really thrive in playing music. It was in these calm moments my passion for jazz sparked more and more. I'm truly thankful to have had Tom as my mentor/teacher.
-JL, student at NYU. May 2012
Scott M. Denver, CO

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.
Evan K. Arvada, CO

About Evan

I have been playing lead guitar since 2004 (bass guitar and drums since 2006) and have invested my life into the creative process. Over the said amount of time, I have been applying my technique to genres such as heavy metal, jazz, blues, funk, classical, and anything in between. I have written over 30 original works which include guitar, bass, drum, and vocal scores. Once the work is completed, I would proceed to creatively construct in a one-on-one or group scenario. I have also been student teacher and guitarist for the Standley Lake High School jazz band. The jazz band at Standley Lake regularly played clinics in which professional jazz musician's would critique the group on a particular set. This would include breaking it down to the single musician's parts and pin pointing strengths

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Amy L. October 22, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Evan is doing a fantastic job with my 9-year old son. He loves his lessons.

Chandrika P.

Denver, CO
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John T.

Westminster, CO
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Denver, CO
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Chandrika P. Denver, CO

About D. Chandrika

I have been playing cello for over 20 years and have taught private lessons as well as group string classes on and off throughout that time. I recently returned to Metropolitan State University of Colorado to obtain a degree in Cello Performance and currently play in several Metropolitan State University ensembles, including the Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble. I am the sole cellist for the Mile High String Quartet (available for hire milehighquartet.com). I also contract performance work for weddings, churches and local theater companies. My past playing experience consists of solo performances, group and chamber performances, as well as several orchestras including the Front Rang Youth Symphony, Symphony in the Vail Valley, and the Centennial Philharmonic. I have also ...

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Sherri K. October 30, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Chandrika is a wonderful teacher! She's very encouraging and patient. My son really enjoys taking lessons with her.
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Anthony H. September 9, 2014
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Going great. Very supportive. I really appreciate Chandi's guidance in all of my questions.
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Shannon V. July 29, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Chandrika-very sweet, knowledgeable and works great with my son. My son thinks she's great
John T. Westminster, CO

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

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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