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Golden, CO

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About Michael
Michael L. is a very versatile and highly sought after musician and teacher.

Michael performs at 275 functions a year, teaches 30 private bagpipe and guitar students a week, is an instructor of music at the University of Colorado at Denver, and runs his own recording studio where he composes and records music for film, video and commercials.

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Quick, fun approach to getting students at any level playing better/easier.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have all the toys!

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I provide all of the music and handouts.

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All levels all styles. From beginner to professional.
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Penny A. September 25, 2018
· Bagpipes · Online
Michael is a very patient, kind and understanding. He is willing to assist in any way he can to help and support. Michael is a fabulous instructor! I look forward to my next lesson.
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David April 30, 2018
· Bagpipes · Online
My first Lesson with Michael was amazing! I’m very much looking forward to my next lesson with him.
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A. Zechariah J. August 28, 2017
· Bagpipes · In studio
I have been taking lessons from Michael for nearly nine months now. He has been an awesome instructor, very talented, helpful, and charismatic!
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Michael L.

Denver, CO 80210
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About Jonathan S.

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Boulder, CO
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About Jonathan
Hi, I'm Jonathan; I’m a trumpeter, composer and music educator from New York City. I have been working as a trumpeter, composer, arranger, and studio musician for almost 2 decades and have been teaching full-time for the past 7, which includes nearly 3 at the University level.

Most of the subjects I teach are music related, in which I have nearly 10 years of Conservatory training, a Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, 2.5 years of Doctoral work, as well as over 17 years experience performing, recording, and competing on an international level. However, my interests, practices, and skillsets do extend beyond sound and visual art, and in the realm of philosophy, science, physics and spirituality.

As an artist and composer, I’ve been recognized internationally, by way of several organizations: 1st place in the International Trumpet Gu
ild Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, finalist in the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, recipient of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, selected-participant at the Banff International Summer Intensive Program in Jazz and Creative Music and the School of Improvisational Music Summer Intensive Program, recipient of 5 Semi-Finalist selections and 1 finalist/honorable-mention selection in the International Songwriting Competition.

As an educator, I have taught all-level/all-age group music playing and appreciation courses for several New York-based organizations: The Afro-Latin Jazz Academy, The Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York, New York Ensemble Classes, the Lyceum Kennedy International School, Jubilee Enrichment Programs, and The New York Jazz Academy. Currently, I am finishing 6 semesters of service as a Graduate Part-Time Instructor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I teach multiple ensembles as well as a 100+ student History of Jazz lecture class.

I have also been practicing various forms of meditation practices and Yoga practices for the past 5 years. My influences span from Astral Projection to Reiki, to Vipassana Meditation, to Visualization Techniques, and much more. I believe and live by the idea that creativity is an energy that flows through us, and one's creative abilities can be improved and expanded, through the emotional body, which is influenced by one's perceptions. Throughout my training in music and the arts, I have realized that creative flow and love for what one is and does can be applied to anything in life.

Because of my 7+ years experience as a professional artist living in New York City, my students receive both guidance in discovering their own voice and comfort within their desired field of practice, and also practical approaches to retain and utilize their training and pre-ordained skill sets, with self-application and diligence. Through study with me, my students enable themselves to swiftly make progress and move toward a life of renewed purpose and fulfilment. Through specific assignments, exercises, and practices my students foster a real relationship with their instruments, and themselves, thus unlocking their creative minds, for usage in all aspects of their lives.

I teach out of a my home apartment studio on the upper east side, complete with weighted 88-key digital piano, Bose high quality speakers, recording equipment, as well as musical media, and tablature spanning many musical genres, cultures and time periods. I also am equipped with a spacious floor space for Yoga, Pilates, Weight Lifting, Meditation, and more. Additionally, I am able to travel to any location within the five boroughs for an additional travel fee (TBD based on location).

While I specialize in the following broad areas of musical study, my specialties are not limited to: General Music, Composition, Arranging, Ear Training, Music History (includes classical, jazz, and world musics), Music Theory, Sight Singing, and Songwriting. I also specialize in the following instruments: Trumpet, flugelhorn, and Piano/Keyboards.

I look forward to helping you realize your potential! Let's get started...
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Les S. May 25, 2016
· Piano · In home
I would highly recommend Jonathan as a music teacher. Jonathan is absolutely passionate about music, which is evident by his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. He is very patient with my five year old and encourages her to get her very best effort. Jonathan customizes the music and lessons for my daughter’s skill level while at the same time provides challenges to keep the learning process interesting. In a short period of time, my daughter's keyboard playing abilities have dramatically increased. I am very grateful to Jonathan for making learning fun for my daughter, who always looks forward to her lessons!
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Joanie May 13, 2016
· Trumpet · In studio
Jonathan has made a great impression with my son. He displays a great combination of patience and encouragement with Nick. I have seen an improvement in his trumpet skills as well as his confidence.
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Sonia R. February 25, 2016
· Piano · In home
NICE, HELPFUL AND PATIENT.

THANK YOU.
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Jonathan S.

Boulder, CO 80301
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About Ruth R.

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Arvada, CO

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About Ruth
I have been teaching private piano lessons for 11 years, beginning in 2006. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and Music from Millikin University where I studied vocal performance, piano, and music education. I am also a professional vocalist and perform at local churches. I look forward to working with you and sharing the joys of music!
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Rochelle August 29, 2018
· Piano · In studio
We love Ruth. My daughter is learning and we are really happy with the lessons. We would recommend Ruth and think she is a wonderful teacher.
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Amanda August 6, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Ruth is wonderful. She is very flexible in making sure we get our scheduled lesson. She is alway so patient and kind to my son. My son is loving piano and it makes us so happy! It all has to do with the instructor, for sure!
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Fiona June 30, 2018
· Piano · In home
We find Ruth to be knowledgeable, approachable, flexible, and friendly. While she is far gentler than the piano teacher I grew up with, for the right student I think this would be an advantage.
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Ruth R.

Arvada, CO 80005
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$30 / 30-min

About Michael C.

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Arvada, CO
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Hi, I'm Michael Chodosh. I have been a professional guitar player my entire life. I love playing, writing, performing and I love teaching music. It's fun for us both. I use systems to bring the best out of my students. I think everyone is happier when they reach their own potential while staying in their heart. My job is to help you do that on guitar! With your playing, whether that's just some strumming and reading or if you want to play standards like a pro or even shred like a monster. I can help guide you there and inspire you to reach those goals that you presently might not even realize you can achieve!

Thank you for looking into lessons with me. You've either started or you're about to improve a wonderful relationship with music! - Michael.
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Christopher M. March 25, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
I have confidence that this will work for me.
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Bill S. May 30, 2015
· Music Theory · In studio
I started taking lessons with Michal Chodosh to learn music theory and reading music. In the time I have worked with Michael, I have learned a lot. When I began lessons, I didn't know scales or modes, knew only basic chords and wasn't able to read sheet music. In addition to that, I was barely able to follow tablature. Michael has taught me about all of those items and more. Lessons with Michael are a lot of fun. There is always great interaction between students so that newer students can learn from both Michael and from other students while becoming comfortable with learning about the guitar. Deciding to take lessons from Michael was a great decision. I've thoroughly enjoyed learning how to play the guitar.
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David F. May 28, 2015
· Music Theory · In home
My introduction to Michael came when he sat in with a band I was playing with....I was so blown away by his playing, I ended up taking lessons from him.

Micheal has helped open up new frontiers in playing and theory for me without ever making me feel like a dummy for not knowing things. One of the best things about him is that his teaching style makes students feel comfortable, but also challenged.

Michael has the experience, patience, and knowledge to help everybody from beginners to working professionals learn and improve. Heck, he even taught me to sing my first legitimate vocal harmony.

Time with Michael Chodosh is time well spent!
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Michael C.

Arvada, CO 80003
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About Leslie K.

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Aurora, CO

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Leslie is a Denver based musician—clarinetist and teacher—who performs in solo and collaborative projects across the state while maintaining an active teaching studio. Leslie is in high demand as both a performer and teacher. Recent performances include solo performances is Denver and Stapleton, several chamber performances with her wind trio Enigma and the Lamont Clarinet Choir, and appearances with the Lone Tree Symphony, the San Juan Symphony, Lakewood Symphony, the Denver Pops Orchestra, the Littleton Symphony, the Lamont Symphony Orchestra, and extensive time playing Eb clarinet with the Lamont Wind Ensemble.

After she began playing clarinet with her hands switched, and consequently as the worst clarinetist in her band, Leslie began studying privately and soon discovered a passion for teaching and helping her own students improve
the way her teachers helped her. Leslie is a passionate educator who has spent time on faculty at Mt. Holyoke College and the Eaglebrook School. She currently maintains a private studio in Denver and is an active guest clinician across Colorado.

Leslie studied clarinet at Adams State, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and recently completed a Performance Certificate at the University of Denver. Influential teachers include Dr. Tracy Doyle, Claudia Weir, Michael Sussman, and Dr. Jeremy Reynolds. Leslie loves the color green, otters, Beethoven Symphony Number 7, Mozart operas, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the smell of rosemary, and her rather aggressive, toothless cat.
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Aaron B. January 21, 2019
· Clarinet · In home
An amazing teacher that takes things at my pace and explains things as in depth as I need
I couldn’t ask for a better teacher
I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a clarinet instructor
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Rachel December 17, 2018
· Saxophone · Online
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Dalia December 5, 2018
· Flute · In home
Leslie is a great teacher for my 9 year old daughter. She is fun and upbeat but also makes sure my daughter is learning.
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Leslie K.

Leslie K.

Aurora, CO 80014
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$20 / 30-min
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Louisville, CO
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I am a professional percussionist that has delved deeply into many different percussion disciplines. While I study at CU for a Masters degree in classical timpani and percussion I am also well versed in drumset, drumline, hand drums, and keyboard percussion.

ON THE FIRST DAY: Students can expect a conversation about what world of percussion they hope to learn about. This can vary between 1 or as many as they wish! We will then decide the level of dedication and practice. This can also vary depending on each student. As a teacher, I believe it is essential for us to reply to what the student wishes to gain from taking lessons. Over time this may change and be more apparent through practice.

THROUGHOUT LESSONS: Students can expect to be challenged, encouraged, and to HAVE FUN. Musicians are able to express and be passionate performers o
nly as long as they enjoy their time on stage, in the practice room, and in rehearsal.

AFTER LESSONS: Students can expect to gain knowledge in many aspects of percussion, timing, rhythm, and musical integrity. Students will learn the calisthenics of playing drums, the knowledge of how to play, and the emotion that comes along with each type of music.

Below I have attached my music resume:

Education:
Master Degree in Percussion Performance
University of Colorado Boulder 2018-2020

Bachelor Degree in Music Education
VanderCook College of Music 2012-2016

Primary Teachers
Mike Tetreault 2017-
Eric Hollenbeck 2017-2018
Simon Gomez, 2015-2017
James Yakas, 2014-2016

Orchestral Experience
Principal Timpani/Percussion: University of Colorado Boulder Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Gary Lewis, 2018-Present

Principal Timpani: Eklund Opera Program
Conducted by Philip Hesketh, 2018

Principal Timpani/Percussion: Colorado State University Orchestra
Conducted by Wes Kenney, 2017-2018

Timpani/Percussion Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Institute in Whistler
Conducted by Bramwell Tovey, 2017

Principal Percussion/Timpani: Classical Symphony Orchestra of Chicago
Conducted by Joseph Glymph, 2016-2017
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Andrew Q.

Andrew Q.

Louisville, CO 80027
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$50 / 30-min

About Julie G.

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Denver, CO

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I was introduced to piano lessons when I was 5 and fell in love with music. Lessons were a part of my life for over 20 years and being comfortable playing in a public setting was a goal I achieved at an early age. For over 10 years I have had the delight of teaching children, teenagers, and some adults the joy of playing the piano! It is a wonderful skill that can bring comfort, joy, and relaxation, both to those who listen and to oneself. Furthermore, it is a great foundational instrument to learn before changing to other instruments if desired. While my experience lies in teaching classical and sacred music, I also know the value of working with my students to develop skills in the areas and styles of music they would like to learn. It is my desire to work individually with each student in a way that instills a love and passion for musi
c and piano playing in each one!
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Janelle August 15, 2018
· Piano · In home
She taught by me piano from 5 years old through my teen years and worked well with me through each learning stage. Her skill and passion for music continue to be an inspiration and I have been able to use what I have learned for both personal pleasure and accompaniment purposes in various settings. Thanks Julie for shaping my life in this way!
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Pam August 10, 2018
· Piano · In home
As a home schooling mother, I desired that our children had an opportunity to include musical training in their daily curriculum. When I asked Julie about lessons she readily accepted the challenge to teach in our home. She adapted each lesson to the specific needs of our children & sought to make learning enjoyable. All of them have a very good foundation & love for music & several have & still do play publically.
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Clyde August 10, 2018
· Piano · In home
Julie is a conscientious teacher. She taught several of our children the fundamentals of piano - notes, timing, fingering, etc - and gave them a great foundation for their further development. She is patient and kind, qualities that are very needful for helping beginners.
One of the reasons we chose Julie was because we attended church where she was the regular pianist, and we could watch and hear the skills she had to play. We would highly recommend her.
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Julie G.

Julie G.

Denver, CO 80246
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$42 / 30-min

About Joaquin L.

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Denver, CO

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About Joaquin
I've had bands since the early 90s and have been a teacher of K-12 music and theater for 12 years. I have a bachelor's degree in theater and a minor in music, which has been a large focus of mine since being in college.

In teaching, I've written songs with Kindergartners and up, and I've coached and taught around music and acting over those years. I spent a lot of time helping children to find their own voice in songwriting, and have several songs that I wrote specifically with children, which have been a great juxtaposition to the late-night scene that I've had in my bands.

For all the bands I've been in I was the primary songwriter. Although I've mostly played guitar and vocals, I also play bass guitar and piano. With this experience, I've learned the ins and outs of getting a band to work musically together. My role in these bands
was frontman, singer/songwriter, and guitar player. I toured throughout the country over the years, managed the bands, and booked shows, playing with famous ska bands and other musicians. I've gained experience in studio song recording and mixing, something we can do together when you have your song down!

The work in my bands highlights one of my biggest passions: songwriting. I have been able to write songs across genres, as well as am able to write songs about absolutely anything. I have an understanding of elements of musical expression that work in songwriting, such as chord progressions, song structure, and overlaying lyrics with the song, anything from musicals to dirty rock and roll.

Music is my passion, and I look forward to working with future students in helping them find their own voice in this process!
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Joaquin L.

Joaquin L.

Denver, CO 80204
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$40 / 30-min

About Jess H.

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Denver, CO

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Hi, I'm Jess!

I would love to know more about you and your goals for your voice. Consistent singing lessons are important for forming good habits and getting rid of the bad ones.

In my journey as a vocalist it was always difficult for me to find a vocal teacher that understood my voice. I offer a unique lesson in finding your sound and your best voice. If you love to sing, or if you have an interest in singing, but feel shy and find it difficult to free your voice, then my vocal lessons are perfect for you.
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Jess H.

Jess H.

Denver, CO 80214
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$42 / 30-min

About Zarina N.

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About Zarina
Music is life. As a classical pianist, composer, dramatic coloratura soprano, general music educator, vocal health and wellness coach, vocal coach and piano teacher, my life is filled with music.
Creating, making, or learning music, can be a healthy, fun and full-filling avenue for self-expression, for shifting one’s vibration/mood, for putting more peace in ones own life as well as others and distributing more positivity in the world. It is an especially useful skill for children to learn and maintain into adulthood. The benefits are compounding. An investment with returns.
I highly recommend using music to enhance one’s own quality of life as well as that of others.
It is my bliss to assist others of varying ages and skill levels with their music goals.
I create a stress free learning environment, where students can thrive and reach
optimum performance, no matter their goal.
Enhance your quality of life, book a lesson today.
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Shevy January 14, 2019
· Singing · In studio
I had such an amazing experience taking voice lessons with Zarina. She has an incredible voice and unmatched talent. She is a skilled and patient teacher. Her techniques are very professional. I learned how to access different muscles when singing, which greatly improved the sound and strength of my voice. She has an awesome personality and it is a pleasure to learn with her!
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Nettayah January 12, 2019
· Piano · In studio
My girl was 3 years old when she started taking lessons with Zarina, the lessons included introducing the different notes and rhythms , through stories and a full body movement that was perfect for my 3years concentration span.
My daughter fell in love with Zarina and piano lessons which made her want to continue with piano lessons after Zarina moved .
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Kate January 11, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Zarina is a fabulous music teacher with great professionality and knowledge of her instruments. She is also a beautiful singer/musician.
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Zarina N.

Erie, CO 80516
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