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About Ricardo P.

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Broomfield, CO

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About Ricardo
I have been a professional musician and teacher all my adult life. Music is my passion and has always been how I make a living. I teach piano/keyboards, guitar, voice, bass and ukulele. I studied classical piano at SUNY at Buffalo and I initially learned to play guitar and singing on my own. Years later I studied voice and guitar with great professional instructors. I am familiar with different ways of learning music: from very structured and traditional methods (that we use in classical music) to more improvisational and "by ear" approaches as we often do in popular music. This helps me tailor my music teaching specifically to each student based on his/her musical preferences, abilities and learning style. I can teach all styles of music including: Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, many different Latin styles including Salsa, B
olero and Bossa Nova.
I have performed all over the US and toured many countries including Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, England and France. I have recorded more than 100 CDs for many artists (as well as my own original music) as a pianist/keyboardist, singer, guitarist and music producer. I have won many awards including most recently the Best Blues Band award as the pianist, guitarist and singer for the Lionel Young Band at the International Blues Challenge (the largest competition of blues bands in the world).
I have taught music through my whole career. Many of my students have gone on to study music as a career and have become successful professional musicians.
I am very comfortable teaching all levels from professional musicians to very beginners at any age.
I currently lead and perform with my group. We perform concerts, private events and some club work. My life as a professional musician has given me a lot of knowledge to share with my students.

*** Lesson Details ***
I adjust my approach based on what you want to learn, always with an emphasis on learning as much as possible while making the lessons fun and enjoyable. If you are a beginning piano/keyboard or guitar student I can teach you the basics of how to read music and how to play chords in the first few months and then we can decide whether you are interested in playing written music or more improvisational styles. I use different method books depending on the student and sometimes I use just my teaching materials if you are only interested in improvisational styles like Rock or Blues guitar or piano (for example). If you are a voice student, I teach with a combination of learning songs you like and using a CD/MP3s of vocal exercises that help develop good vocal technique. Whatever your instrument and musical preference you can be sure we'll have fun and you'll be making music from the very start!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Yamaha upright piano and keyboards. I have acoustic and electric guitars, bass and amps. I have Shure Sm-58 mics to teach microphone technique with.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student must have his/her own instrument and metronome (or equivalent) must purchase course book(s) if needed..

*** Specialties ***
I teach different styles depending on the students goals. I can teach a traditional classical style for those interested in classical music and I can teach more practical approaches for popular music such as learning by chords (for instrumental students- not voice obviously) and learning improvisation through scales, arpeggios and music theory.
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Adam June 20, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Great start to my guitar practice with Ricardo. Patient teacher who clearly has a tried and true method. Excited to keep learning and develop a great new skill with his guidance.
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Kiara A. June 6, 2018
· Piano · In home
We found Ricardo to be very professional.
He took the time to assess where to start the lessons. He reinforces the student and is very patient
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Michael October 17, 2017
· Piano · In home
On top of being a great piano, voice, and guitar teacher, Ricardo is a brilliant musician with a varied and rich musical history. I came to Ricardo looking to improve on my classical piano skills, and ended up learning blues piano and some great techniques for learning how to play popular songs on the piano. He also helped me with voice and guitar.

I found Ricardo's lessons to be engaging, mentally stimulating, challenging, and fun. When I was playing blues piano, he would jam along with me on the guitar to help me get better at playing with others, and not just solo. He did the same thing for me when teaching me on the guitar as well, it was a blast! He pushed me to be a better musician in general - I came to him with a very narrow focus and he broadened my musical horizons. Thank you Ricardo for helping me become a better piano player, vocalist, and guitar player!
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Ricardo P.

Broomfield, CO 80020
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About Kit R.

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Denver, CO
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About Kit
With 2 degrees in music and more than 8 years of teaching experience, I offer piano and voice lessons to any age and any level! I consider the most important aspect of teaching to be creating an environment where a love of music can be discovered and nurtured. Everyone is offered the opportunity to discover and deepen their love of music. I chose to make music my career so that I can guide you on your priceless journey towards becoming a better musician...a better person.

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I do not use one set curriculum. Instead, I have familiarized myself with a dozen various curriculum, and choose the best fit for each individual student. I am open to using books you already own as supplemental material and encourage students to share their suggestions in selecting music. Every student has different goals, and I tailor t
he lessons to meet them.
Within the first lesson, we will set short and long term goals and lesson plans will be made to help you achieve them.
I provide accompaniment and melody recordings for vocal students to practice with.
Material will be sent home with you to peruse at your convenience. This will include articles from music dictionaries, archives, journals and more to give you an opportunity to become a well rounded musician.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright piano in living room with waiting area for parents so they may sit in on lessons.
Music stand provided for voice lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Some music may be provided by myself and I am also willing to work with certain books the student may already own. There will be at least one book required for purchase. I expect students to have a pencil and notebook at every lesson.
Water is welcome and encouraged for vocal students.

Parking is available on the street directly outside the studio.

*** Specialties ***
Too often I have seen damage caused to the vocal chords from an instructor's lack of knowledge in developing voices. I am proud to offer voice lessons where I specialize in working with young voices that are still maturing!

I provide piano accompaniment for vocal lessons at no additional cost. I also make accompaniment recordings for the students to practice with. This allows me to transpose songs, letting students learn songs that might otherwise be out of their vocal range. It also allows for flexibility in the tempo so students can learn at a slower pace and increase speed as they become more comfortable.

I believe in teaching a well rounded curriculum and therefore introduce my students to the styles of all genres.
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Roger April 25, 2018
· Piano · In studio
I am a 67 yo man who had studied music eons ago. I finally admitted that I missed it and decided to take lessons for the piano. Kit has been an exceptional instructor. She is very knowledgeable and talented. She teaches by guiding me along the way at my own pace. But is not adverse to correcting my errors. She also sends me home with advice on pitfalls to avoid in my practicing. She is patient, friendly, and makes learning very enjoyable. I highly recommend her for piano lessons to students of all ages. Thank you
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Maya January 23, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Only a 1st lesson, but Kit is great with my Daughter. She had 2 months of piano lessons 4 years ago (when she was 8), but picked it up very quickly and was playing songs almost immediately with Kit as her instructor. The sign that it was a success is that upon returning home she went to the keyboard and wanted to practice what she had learned. Highly recommended.
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Matt December 16, 2017
· Singing · In studio
I cannot speak highly enough about Kit! For my wedding, I wanted to surprise Ashleigh by singing a particular song. Not only had I never had singing lessons, but I also had zero confidence in my voice that I could pull this off. Kit is SO PATIENT! She took the time to tailor my lessons to help me learn the song, and weekly tips. She also went out of her way to work with my schedule, since my lessons had to be a secret since it was for a surprise.
When the night of our wedding came along, Kit's patience and teaching paid off- I was confident and comfortable, which made the experience memorable and fun!! It was a part of our wedding we will both always cherish. Thank you very much Kit!!!
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Kit R.

Kit R.

Denver, CO 80232
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About Michael L.

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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.

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

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

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide all of the music and handouts.

*** Specialties ***
All levels all styles. From beginner to professional.
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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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Stephen August 8, 2017
· Bagpipes · Online
Michael is patient and very understanding. He takes his time and my time seriously and does not waste any od it. He is prepared and ready to further my ability from zero to reading sheet music in just 4 lessons. The lessons are geared to my level.
I actually look forward to my lessons with Michael.
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Michael L.

Michael L.

Denver, CO 80210
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About Bill E.

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Parker, CO

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About Bill
Our goal is simple: We want our students to become utterly astonishing and absolutely love what they are doing! This is why students never leave us. Once they start, they are with us for years.

Our unique MasterVoice Program is a 10 Level Vocal Certification Program that will challenge you to become the most incredible vocalist possible. With intense, but fun 60 minute lessons, you will be taught everything from vocal quality to range expansion to sight-singing.

Lessons include full audition preparation whether it be for a school or local show, Allstate or a University-level audition. All musical styles are covered from Classical to Vocal Jazz.

MasterVoice - the ONE road to being vocally astonishing.

Home of the Elite A Cappella Group Vocal Explosion!

Monthly social activities!

Annual Engel Academy Retreat in the
Mountains!

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60 minutes of intense learning and fun! We also have a monthly Group Lesson along with various competitions and festivals!

*** Specialties ***
Preparation for competitions, auditions, monologue work and driving students to excellence.

“I don’t know how you do it, but you’re a miracle worker” - parent

“You teach me more than my college voice instructor” - student

“I learned more from you in one lesson than I did from my last instructor in two years” - student

“My daughter will be taking lessons from you forever!” - parent

“My daughter never wanted to sing in front of people, now we can’t stop her! Thank you!” - parent

“My son LOVES his lessons with you!” - parent

“You re-ignited my daughter’s love of music! I’m in tears!” - parent

“Your MasterVoice program is second to none!” - parent
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Student April 14, 2016
· Singing · In studio
I learn more from Bill than I do my college voice instructor. Enough said.
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Debbie April 14, 2016
· ACT · In studio
Not only did my daughter's scores improve to enough to get into the schools she wanted to, but she also received scholarships that we really needed! What a godsend!
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Colleen April 14, 2016
· ACT · In studio
My son's score went up OVER 30%! We cannot praise Bill enough. Not only did he push my son, but he made the material (which is normally quite dull) fun and interesting!
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Bill E.

Bill E.

Parker, CO 80138
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$65 / 60-min

About Greg G.

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Aurora, CO

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About Greg
I have been playing music for over 30 years, and have been teaching music for almost half of that time. I have performed and recorded throughout the Midwest in a variety of cover and original bands ranging in styles from metal, rock, to R&B/Jazz and Blues. I teach these styles as well.

The most important thing for me as a music instructor is to get to know the student. I then tailor the lesson in a way that will resonate with the personality of the student. Finding the right balance of technique, theory, and fun, my goal is to have the student leave the lesson eager to go home, practice and come back for more. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
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Tanner May 3, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Greg is a great men also a great teacher, when i first meet with Greg for my first lesson that i known i will be learning by the great teacher.
I had played guitar in the past many, many years but for sometime in my life was so busy working, and focus on raising family but i had to put away my guitar i bought 25 years ago. finally, now i decided to learn to play my guitar again and find Greg on take lesson.com and he has been teaching me just like i am a beginner playing but i am now so happy that i am on a good hand and Greg had been teaching me playing my guitar again. so far so good. Thanks Gregory
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Craig Cirbo October 4, 2015
· Guitar · Online
I took lessons from Greg when I was much younger say 12-13 for a year or more. He taught me a lot and had me playing guitar really fast, I always tried to do what he asked and he never ever got frustrated if I did it wrong or couldn't play what we were learning right away correctly!. Also all of what he taught me stayed in my head all these years some how and I kinda progressively got better and better!. I'm pretty happy with my playing and a lot of others are to!. Greg has something special about his students and teaching them to play the guitar correctly no matter what or how long it takes, he cares about you as a student. You get out what you put in ,but be patient cause it also takes time. But you'll see the difference later down the road that Greg was the right teacher for learning to play and the theory behind the guitar.....I recommend him as a great guitar teacher!. I myself take lessons from him again at the age of 38 , I was able to find him on Facebook after all these years and we do lessons via Skype, I'm a very happy student, very happy!. And I thank Greg Gladman for that!.
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Kimberly October 3, 2015
· Guitar · In studio
He has taken his time with my son and they have made great success. He goes at a speed that is adaptable as my son progresses. Friendly safe environment to learn. He has so many guitars and other instruments to help the learning process.
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Greg G.

Greg G.

Aurora, CO 80017
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$25 / 30-min
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About Alexios A.

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Denver, CO
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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
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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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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.

Lauren S.

Boulder, CO 80304
(10)
starting at
$67 / 30-min

About Ryan B.

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Arvada, CO

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My name is Ryan and I offer private drum lessons.

Music, specifically drumming, is my passion. I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to make a living performing & teaching drums. Watching a student work on a new song for months and finally get to the point where they are ready to perform it is a truly great feeling. Many of my students have been with me since they started playing drums, I feel very grateful to maintain such fantastic students.

Any time I have a show locally in Colorado, I often put one of my students & their family on the guest list and allow them to come backstage and see what it's like to perform on stage in front of a crowd. This offers the student an opportunity to see their teacher perform and a fun night for the family.

You can catch me performing locally with Grayson Erhard, Emma Mayes & the Hip,
and Smirk.
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Ryan B.

Ryan B.

Arvada, CO 80002
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$42 / 30-min

About Alex K.

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Denver, CO
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I've studied music for 25 years.

In addition producing of both electronic and non-electronic, I am a multi-instrumentalist playing primarily piano/keys, but also brass and woodwind instruments, drums, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, voice, and (slowly-but-surely) cello.

I have been producing my own music in Ableton for almost 10 years and have and have singles and an upcoming EP on ill.gates' record label, The Producer Dojo, for my newest project Missing Lynx.

Don't make this journey alone. At this point I've made all the mistakes and can save you from wasting time and money on skills, gear, and software that are unnessary or low-yielding. Moreover, I can give you another set of ears and feedback on your music that you can trust, which is invaluable while you are still training your ears to listen objectively.
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Alex K.

Alex K.

Denver, CO 80224
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$34 / 30-min

About Christine H.

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Boulder, CO

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BIO: Christine Honein 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. Ms. Honein 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. Ms. Honein 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 undergrad
uate university. 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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Bert July 17, 2018
· Singing · Online
Christine is an amazing teacher, I ‘m so happy I got the chance to work with her. She makes the lesson fun and fruitful at the same time. She’s patient, professional and mold her teaching to the needs of each student . I highly recommend her as a voice teacher
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Christine H.

Christine H.

Boulder, CO 80302
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$50 / 30-min

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