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Andrea Z. Denver, CO

About Andrea

To the potential interested student/parent: Teaching has become a pleasant endeavor that I do with high ethical standards, offering my guidance in a balanced and committed way. (Committed, that is, to the cause of music, and to the timeless fellowship of the human spirit!). I play Piano or Guitar when accompanying my students. Please bring your songs! *** Specialties *** • The Voice (correcting the natural faults of the Voice, dissolving rigidity and confinement of the Voice). • Classical PIANO training. • COMPOSITION. • Music Reading but WITH CONTENT! Not just the mere "code" of notes and rhythm, but the patterns and qualities of music regarded as movement and as character. • Integrative training for the singer including ...

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Mandy C. April 24, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I was very impressed with how well Andrea described and demonstrated what she wanted me to do. I have taken lessons with several other people and I made more progress in one lesson with her than I did for weeks with other teachers. I can't wait 'til my next lesson!
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Julie K. March 3, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
I am so grateful to Andrea....

I have always loved to sing, and sang in several choirs when I was younger. But I had "lost" my voice, and wanted to see if I could recover it. Andrea was wonderful in working with me: I was barely able to release any sound when we started our lessons. Within weeks, Andrea helped me discover how to form the vowels and release the sound. [I have moved out of state, so Andrea only had a limited time to work with me.]

She is passionate about music, and yet very patient with her students. She did not patronize me with false praise when I wasn't getting it, but she still encouraged me. And when I did get it, she was quick to affirm my progress. I strongly recommend Andrea as a voice teacher.
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Gabriela H. November 29, 2013
Piano
Andrea, an excellent teacher!

Andrea is a wonderful teacher, being able to connect with my daughter Julia who is 11 months. She is very keep on learning and exploring through play, and is creating a sense of inquiry in Julia that is just beautiful to see! Simply an excellent teacher. I strongly recommend Andrea!
Gabriela, Julia's mom.
Alex T. Denver, CO

About Alex

Alex has been playing music for 10 years and teaching guitar for 6 years. He received his Bachelors Degree in Music from the University of Colorado. With over 8 years of touring and performing experience, Alex is capable of teaching all levels and styles from beginner through advanced. He provides lessons for all ages including children as young as 5 as well as adults on acoustic/electric guitar and electric bass. Available for private or group lessons, Alex teaches all styles of music including Rock, Country, Jazz, Experimental, Pop, Metal, Reggae, Blues, Folk, Classical as well as Theory, Improvisation, Composition, Notation, and Ear Training. Alex understands that every student is unique in their own way and caters his teaching style accordingly in order to keep each student ...

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Chad S. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
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Outstanding instructor of guitar. He goes above and beyond when it comes to teaching students how to play the guitar. He is very flexible, understanding, knowledgeable, and patient when he delivers his classes. Not only does he teach students how to play the guitar, he also does other things like teaching them how to tune their guitars, how to change keys when necessary to make a song sound better, and how to use a capo when playing the guitar. All of these are above and beyond what most teachers have taught me in the past. I really enjoy taking classes from my instructor.
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Chad S. February 13, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
This teacher has great potential.

Level of reliability is lacking somewhat with this teacher.
Scott M. Denver, CO

Song writing is about putting melody to chords and chords to melodies. Understanding the basics of musical keys, scales, chord relationships, harmony, and improvisation are what I can help you with.
You don't have to be a musical expert to writing your own music, but a little education will help you push through your musical road blocks.

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!
Mahalo
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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.
Lee J. Boulder, CO

Custom Program combines techniques, fundamentals, theory etc…and students favorite songs and styles. All levels and styles, beginner to advanced, ages 6 and up. Learn YOUR favorite songs and styles and the techniques and theory that make them work!
Songwriting doesn't need to be a mystical process, only available when the "muse" strikes. Just like there are methods to learning an instrument, we can break down the songwriting process from start to finish, so students get a solid grasp of this process and build confidence to approach writing with a whole new perspective.

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! *** Lesson Details *** Custom Lesson Programs to suit individual abilities, needs, goals and more by balancing fundamentals, techniques, theory etc...that you need to become proficient at YOUR ...

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Lee J. October 24, 2013
Guitar
Excellent Instructor Overall

"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
Bob S. Boulder, CO

Currently teaching a class beginning in May of 2014 that will have two classes, beginner and advanced for a 6 week class with 2 hour sessions weekly. It will be located in Louisville, CO and I will be co-teaching with a fantastic lyricist and book writer, Joan Langford.

About bob

The music heard around my house in my youth had a country twang until Elvis came along and the music rocked and rolled! In the late 60's I heard "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf and I was sold! While living in Atlanta Georgia during the 80"s I toured with The Original Drifters (Under the Boardwalk/Up On the Roof) and a Supremes cover band called Mocha. They were booked by the William Morris Agency who would actually fly us to gigs around the country! Fun! One weekend would see us in Florida the next in Arizona. To learn more about music I moved to California and became a student at Musicians Institute of Hollywood. Being exposed to one of the coolest musical environments 24/7 was a dream come true. For my hard work I received a Student of the Year award and was eventually hired to work ...

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Christopher D. April 3, 2014
Guitar
Made me learn things I never even considered!

Bob is a great teacher! One of the words i think describe him well is professional, and also a really nice guy! I've been taking lessons with Bob for quite some time now and he has pushed me out of my comfort zone. He knows a variety of different genres, artists, and styles that helped me become more diverse in my playing. Also, his technical ability is quite impressive. Because of
Bob i've improved my overall guitar skills in ways i never even imagined. I would highly recommend him to anyone at any level. Check out his website here: http://www.bobstory.com
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Darlene A. April 3, 2014
Songwriting
Singer performer

Bob is a very talented and accomplshed guitar player, His natural talent comes through with his enthusiasm for music. I recommend Bob as a teacher.
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Jennifer G. April 2, 2014
Guitar
Great for a beginner

Bob was always courteous and friendly and willing to be flexible with me as a very beginner guitarist. I was classically-trained on other instruments and he was fantastic at getting me passed the biases I had learned previously to reach the goals that I wanted.
William H. Louisville, CO

Set your poetry to music! How to compose a melody, choose harmonies and rhythms, and establish a coherent structure. Creativity coaching and free-association writing.

About William

Physiology-based vocal training and voice instruction. A no-nonsense, results-oriented approach to the fundamentals of singing, applicable to any vocal style. My students range from Classical to Folk and even Heavy Metal singers. We get results quickly, and I offer a customized plan for each student to develop their full potential.

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Kim L. January 5, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
I have worked with William sporadically for many years, often in advance of an upcoming solo performance. He has helped me increase my confidence and range and performance technique with supportive and effective lessons. He helped me free my voice and each time I worked with William, I improved.

In 2014, I committed to 10 weeks of lessons. The result has been an exponential improvement that has brought me great joy. I have been a solo and group performer at my church for 14 years. This year, for the first time EVER in a lifetime of loving to sing, I left a solo performance knowing that I delivered 100% my very best! I truly felt like I was singing with my whole body. I had total breath support, felt totally present, and "muscle memory" from our work together kicked in to bring me a truly joyous performance. Fellow performers who have heard me sing for years told me it was the best I had ever done and I knew it to be true - I had found my "embodied voice." Thank you, William, for helping me experience my best!
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Slava B. December 22, 2014
ESL · In studio
I became William's student a few years ago. As my teacher William cares of me and of my success. I can see it in each lesson he gives me. He is constantly looking for what works for me what doesn't. In my line of work I mentor other people and what I learned from William is inspiring. William makes each lesson highly personal, it is a path to a constant growth and self development. William not only significantly improved my English pronunciation skills, but inspired me to rise my goals. Learning with William is a life learning. Thank you very much William. I am proud to be your student.
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Wendy W. December 19, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
William has worked with my teenage daughter on a weekly basis for more than 6 months now. During that time, I have watched her grow from a rather shy, mostly-at-home singer to a confident performer in front of large audiences.

William has taught her not only vocal skills but to trust in the beauty of her voice and to let it shine. She's now comfortable with sharing her talent and passion for music and is excited to continue to learn and improve on her way to a professional singing career.

William's encouragement and support, as well as his skill for teaching and bringing out the best in her, have been key components of my daughter's development. We would both highly recommend him!

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Tips for Writing a Song | Starting Songs And Ending Writer's Block

Feeling stuck? Get back on track with these helpful tips for writing a song, courtesy of Perth Amboy, NJ teacher Jeff S...   One of the most frequent problems that songwriting students encounter is pushing past writer's block and generating ideas for new songs. So here are several tips for writing a song that will help you overcome a creative dry spell and get you back to creative productivity. Start With A Title Think of some interesting subjects that you think would make goo … Read More
Tips for Writing a Song | Starting Songs And Ending Writer's Block
Feeling stuck? Get back on track with these helpful tips for writing a song, courtesy of Perth Amboy, NJ teacher Jeff S...   One of the most frequent problems that songwriting students encounter is pushing past writer's block and generating ideas for new songs. So here are several tips for writing a song that will help you overcome a creative dry spell and get you back to creative productivity. Start With A Title Think of some interesting subjects that you think would make goo
Are You Really Ready To Record Your Song Or Book A Vocal Session?
Think you're ready to write your own song and record it? Songwriting can be an arduous process - but seeing the final product is an amazing feeling. Read on for a helpful pre-recording checklist from Perth Amboy, NJ teacher Jeff S...   Whether you're singing your own song or hiring a vocalist to sing on your demo or master, there are many layers of preparation needed to ensure optimum results. Some songwriters like to wing it and hope that things will magically work out because th
How To Write a Song Today: 4 Easy Steps
Learning how to write a song is easier than you think! Greeley, CO teacher Andy W. outlines the steps here...  Don’t you wish you could write a song that tells your own story - whether it’s about love, hardships, or finding humor in life? There’s no reason that you can’t do that today! To help get you started, here are four easy steps to writing your own song: 1. Play chords or a riff. 2. Sing or hum over the harmony. 3. Repeat steps 1-2 to form a chorus and then a bridge. 4. Place
How to Write Lyrics: Steps to Success for Any Musical Style
Interested in learning how to write lyrics and songs? Here, New Jersey guitar teacher Matthew H. explains an easy 3-step process to follow...  Songwriting is not easy; just ask any composer or lyricist. While the musical composition is highly important (making sure the melody is catchy without sounding too trite), having a strong, relatable message to go along with a great tune is just as, if not more, important. Here are some tips on how to write lyrics for a good song. 1) What is the
Songwriting Tips | The Wisdom of a One-Of-Kind Song Title
What's in a name? If you're looking for songwriting tips as you pen your next tune, check out this advice from Perth Amboy, NJ teacher Jeff S...   There is not one "right" or preferred way to write a song. It's a very individual choice. Some songwriters start out with a patch of melody or a line or two of lyric as their creative catalyst. Others will initiate the songwriting muse with a unique and instantly-captivating song title or writing from their emotions. And in this ever-cr

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