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About Tom G.

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Wheat Ridge, CO

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My goal is to provide insight along your musical path. Brass instruments are challenging, so I help build a structured daily trumpet routine, one that grows as you develop.
In addition to preparing for performances and auditions, I encourage spending time on your favorite songs, and enjoy learning with them with you (often by transcribing the material).

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room w/piano, trumpet, and optional seating for parents (see photos below)

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide music, accessories (tuner, metronome, portable speakers), and books. I can bring an extra trumpet for beginners.

*** Specialties ***
Trumpet- Caruso Method, breathing exercises, and other mechanics depending on student level.
Improvisation- Theory, ear training, free play, jazz standards.
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Karen .. August 8, 2018
· Trumpet · Online
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Greta June 22, 2018
· Trumpet · In studio
My teenage son was skeptical about taking private trumpet lessons. But to my surprise he seem to be enjoying them so far. I think Tom is a great teacher. According to my son, he is a very good listener and provides good feedback on what he needs to improve on. It is definitely worth an hour drive each way.
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pam June 2, 2018
· Trumpet · Online
Tom has been a very knowledgeable and patient instructor for my son. We appreciate him.
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Tom G.

Tom G.

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
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$30 / 30-min

About Lucas H.

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Boulder, CO

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About Lucas
I am a professional saxophonist/teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching private lessons to students of all ages and abilities. I am pursuing my Doctorate degree in music at the University of Colorado have two graduate degrees in music, from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University and have studied with some of the most renowned saxophonists in my field, Timothy McAllister and Eugene Rousseau, as well as jazz with Andrew Bishop.

I frequently perform as a jazz musician for various private parties and events as well as a classical musician with various orchestras, as a soloist and in chamber ensembles. My saxophone sextet, The Moaning' Frogs is an internationally known ensemble which has performed throughout the country and abroad.
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Kevin H. August 15, 2018
· Saxophone · Online
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Lydian August 5, 2018
· Clarinet · Online
Great lesson!! Lucas was very kind to my daughter. Flexible and my daughter came out of lesson knowing more and feeling more confident. Thank you!!
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Lisa M. August 5, 2018
· Clarinet · Online
best teacher ever
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Lucas H.

Lucas H.

Boulder, CO 80302
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$26 / 30-min

About Ava P.

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Boulder, CO

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About Ava
A recent Master of Music graduate of University of Colorado Boulder, Ava began her violin studies at the age of six. During her undergraduate degree at Truman State University, Ava was a two-time Gold Medal Concerto Competition finalist and regularly appeared as concertmaster with the Truman State Symphony orchestra, where she has also held the positions of principal second violinist and principal violist.

As an active chamber musician, Ava was the first violinist in Truman State University’s President’s String Quartet, the university’s only highly competitive string chamber ensemble. She toured Italy twice with the President’s String Quartet, performing recitals in 2013 and 2015.

At CU, Ava has served as concert master and principal second violinist of the Eklund Opera Orchestra, principal second violinist of the University of Co
lorado Chamber Orchestra, and as a section violinist with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra. During the summer of 2016, she travelled to Italy as part of CU's "Renaissance in the XXI Century" program where she studied with Alberto Bologni and performed a wide variety of chamber music.

Ava is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Music in Violin Performance at the University of Colorado-Boulder under Professors Karoly Schranz and Harumi Rhodes. Her past teachers include Dr. Sam McClure, Julie Lundgren, and Kathy Karpicke.
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Sarah December 1, 2017
· Viola · In studio
Excellent!
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Jennifer June 11, 2017
· Violin · In home
My 9 year old says, "She's awesome. She will help you if you are stuck."
I say that Ava is always on time and very accommodating. We have had to change our schedule a few times, but we have always found a way to make lesson time work. Thank you!
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Ava P.

Ava P.

Boulder, CO 80303
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$35 / 30-min

About Alexios A.

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Denver, CO
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About Alexios
I am a classically trained multi instrumentalist and composer who loves to rock&roll. I have performed all over the world on cruise ships, and I have recently settled in Denver to focus on teaching and creating new music.

I received my formal education from the Berklee College of Music, and I received my informal education in Spain studying the art of flamenco with the gypsies themselves.

I specialize in classical/flamenco acoustic guitar as well as NeoClassical style electric guitar. I have developed a highly effective method which, when followed correctly, gives a very high level of playing in a relatively short amount of time.

Finding a teacher who has been down the path you are planning to go take can save you an enormous amount of time. I have been down many paths so far, and I specialize in finding the simplest route pos
sible for each individual student with respect to their own musical goals and dreams.
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Chip K. June 11, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Lots of fun. Plus, drills to work on till next time. Great experience.
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Margaret April 16, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
We’re very grateful that our daughter is studying with Alexios: he is extremely talented and an impeccable teacher. We feel so confident about the technical foundation he’s helping her build and his passion for guitar really inspires and motivates her.
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Ahmed A. April 14, 2018
· Flamenco Guitar · Online
I would like to tell every one search for teach guitar start with Mr:Alexios who can help you to guitarist and so friendly i recommended.
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Alexios A.

Alexios A.

Denver, CO 80204
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$34 / 30-min

About Stephen B.

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Boulder, CO
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Hey drummers!

I am a working drummer and percussionist in all major styles, from blues, funk, and jazz to classical and marching band.

In my off time, I enjoy playing in the mountains with my girlfriend and our cat.
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Stephen B.

Stephen B.

Boulder, CO 80302
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$34 / 30-min
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About Liz K.

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Denver, CO
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I am Michigan native percussionist with a Bachelor's in Music Education and my teaching certificate. I currently teach at Columbine High School as their Percussion Director, and run all their percussion programs like drum line, front ensemble, winter percussion, and more.

I have studied hand drums in Ghana, Africa, so I love to play anything in that realm! I am also pursuing my Masters in Percussion Performance, and love to play marimba, snare drum, and really any percussion instrument. To see me play, you can search "Liz Karney" on you tube, and I have several videos that will come up.

I have taught students of many ages, from 6th grade through college students and love them all. So whether you are just getting started or looking for a musical challenge I can help you find what you're looking for!
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Liz K.

Liz K.

Littleton, CO 80123
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$34 / 30-min

About Lauren S.

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Boulder, CO

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About Lauren
Whether you sing musical theater, classical, pop. jazz, country or rock, you will learn how to use your voice well. It won't hurt, you won't get hoarse, and you'll create sounds you've only dreamed about.

Hi! I'm Lauren Sawyer. I am an internationally known singer and business owner who is passionate about vocal technique. Singing well is a SCIENCE. I have developed proven exercises that will make your voice resonant and strong. Singing is also a BELIEF. Our work together will give you the courage to release your voice from self doubt and help you experience the immense joy that comes from being creatively expressive with it! For over 25 years, this has been the essence of my teaching philosophy.

My students range from beginning singers who are curious about their vocal potential, to professionals who need a polished edge to their
audition repertoire. As Founder of Boulder Music Institute, a summer training program for artists, my work is all about empowering, guiding and creating jobs for the singer. My relationships with talent agencies in the United States and Europe have helped many performers launch their professional careers.
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Kyrie May 24, 2018
· Opera Voice · In studio
The BEST! Lauren is an impeccable musician, teacher, and vocal technician. I studied voice in college at Oklahoma City University and started taking lessons with Lauren after a 4-year break from singing. Since my first lesson, I have seen consistent improvement in my technique and confidence. My voice is the healthiest it has ever been! I am creating sounds that just BLOW ME AWAY!

Lauren has a wide range of students, from beginners to advanced. Opera to musical theater. One thing you can be certain about her is that she has a passion for teaching. The commitment to help you improve is there. In my opinion, that is what you want in a teacher. I have the utmost confidence in recommending Lauren to someone who is looking for a teacher.
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Isabel May 6, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Lauren is a great professional! When I started my singing lessons with her, I was not confident about my voice and I was not sure if I would be brave enough to audition for musical theater. She has been helping me to get over my fear and believe in myself more as well as she has taught me techniques that really improved my voice. Now I know that all of this is possible.
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Linda April 23, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
Lauren is just amazing; knowledgable, positive and encouraging. I have a vocal tremor meaning my voice shakes when speaking and I lost the ability to sing. With Lauren's help, I am strengthening my voice. I had voice therapy sessions with a medically trained therapist where I made no progress and was encouraged to accept my 'limitation'. With Lauren, I didn't have to settle for accepting my limitation. Rather, I am making huge progress, thanks to her technical expertise, knowledge and encouragement, My speaking tremor is nearly gone and I can sing again!
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Lauren S.

Boulder, CO 80304
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About Christine H.

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Boulder, CO

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Christine is a Lebanese-American soprano who has performed opera, musical theater and jazz concerts, and recitals in the United States and the Middle East. A graduate of Florida State University, Christine performed many roles by old and contemporary composers including Handel, Monteverdi, and Lori Laitman. Christine recently completed the role of Dalinda in Eklund Opera’s Spring production of Handel’s Ariodante, and will be returning to play the role of Maria in their Fall 2018 production of West Side Story. Christine holds a Bachelor of Music from Florida State University, and is currently completing a Master of Music at the University of Colorado, Boulder with a teaching assistantship in private and class voice.

I have discovered my love for teaching voice when I started taking voice pedagogy classes at my undergraduate univers
ity. Every student brings a unique set of skills and needs to the table, and I believe the best method of teaching is a flexible one, that caters to the student's needs and goals. Teaching music is not only about notes and rhythms; it involved teaching the whole student. By taking voice lessons, the student will develop their singing skills as well as their listening skills, multi-tasking, working with others, and creative skills.
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Alex July 23, 2018
· Singing · Online
Christine is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher. I’m confident she could handle any level of student. She is adaptive to many situations and will always have an answer to your question. 10/10 would recommend.
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Erik July 23, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
It is such a joy working with Christine. I was extremely nervous to start voice lessons because the voice you're given is who you are, it is a very vulnerable art form. Christine made me feel very comfortable and helped me to sing the best with the voice that I was given. Her ability to diagnose and remedy problems in technique was stellar. I am much more confident in my abilities and willing to share my voice with other people. I know I wouldn't have been able to do that if it weren't for Christine. I would recommend her as a teacher one hundred times over!!
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Tiffany July 23, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
Christine is a wonderful and talented teacher. She identified my individual issues and needs as a singer and offered many techniques to improve my breath support as well as relieve tension in my voice. She created an environment that was both productive and fun. I was impressed by her adaptability in catering to my specific needs as a singer and I grew a lot from my lessons with her. I highly recommend her to both newer and more experienced singers alike!
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Christine H.

Boulder, CO 80302
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About Nicole L.

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Golden, CO

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Hello! My name is Nicole, and I have enjoyed teaching piano for eighteen years. If you have ever wanted to learn to play, now is a great time to give it a try! Playing piano is a great way to keep your mind sharp and is also enjoyable!
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Nicole L.

Nicole L.

Golden, CO 80401
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$34 / 30-min

About Chelsea K.

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Broomfield, CO

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About Chelsea
I am a professional musician with a background in education. I have a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Anderson University and a Master's of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Colorado State University.

I started playing piano at 4 years old (thanks, Mom!) and studied classical piano for 17 years. I taught middle school and high school band and choir for 3 years before returning to graduate school for my master's. I now sing in several professional choral ensembles across Colorado.

Piano students can expect structured lessons that include music theory, technique work, and the building of essential skills such as sight-reading. I will meet students at their current skill level, and we will work together to meet the student's goals and figure out the best way to get there.

My personal passion is classical music, which I be
lieve lays the foundation for other genres, instruments, and areas of music. Proper technique, knowledge of music theory, and a trained ear will take you far!
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Andrew August 2, 2018
· Classical Piano · In home
Best instructor my child has had! We’ve gone through multiple instructors and Chelsea is our top pick. Her lessons are well structured, convenient, and fun for my daughter. Chelsea is dependable, professional, patient, and great with kids. Her level of education proves in her teaching. My daughter has improved significantly in a short amount of time and has even began singing with Chelsea too!
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Chelsea K.

Chelsea K.

Broomfield, CO 80020
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