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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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Charlie June 11, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Great lesson with great pointers!
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Laura P. October 10, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Ricardo was readily able to determine my music level and goals. He has an apparent love of music and a gentle approach that focuses on proper technique.
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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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Ricardo P.

Broomfield, CO 80020
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$30 / 30-min

About Ronald G.

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Aurora, CO

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About Ronald
Coming form a musical family, I cannot remember when music was not a part of my life. Both my parents were musicians, my father an instrumentalist and arranger and my mother a fine pianist. From the age of seven they encouraged and assisted my music education any way they could. Music came first in our family. My school years were spent in band, marching band and jazz band. During my high school years I took over the local elementary band and taught beginning band to the students after the band teacher had left before the school year finished.
To pay my way through college I taught piano, organ and band instruments in rural Colorado, even using a horse to get to my students when the roads were closed. During this time I was the house organist at the Alladin Theater in Denver and had the pleasure of playing for the primer of
" The Duchess and Dirtwater Fox" starring George Segal and Goldie Hawn. I also played for many churches in the area assisting with choir and congregational music.
My teaching experience is broad with both private and public school classroom experiences. I have taught privately for well over forty years in both a private and group settings. I also have a MSW ( Master Social Worker) degree from the University of Denver and for many years assisted Seniors with the challenges that they face.
Currently I am Minister of Music for First Presbyterian Church in Georgetown, Colorado ( a small mountain community west of Denver). I am organist for the Scottish Rite Temple in Denver and perform private and public events throughout the mountain and Denver area.

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For many years I have been blessed to go to my student's homes. In this comfortable, familiar background I have found the student is more relaxed in the learning process. With the teacher coming to the home this is one less thing for the parent to schedule in their busy schedule. I also have a comfortable studio in my home with piano, organ, keyboard and recording capabilities.
Everyone whether child or adult has a different style of learning music this is of vital importance of learning anything. This along with the students desires from their learning experience will help decide which coarse will best fit there needs. Through the years my students have shared with me that I am relaxed, easy going and make the lessons fun with a great sense of humor. I strive for the student to be playing music of their choice as soon as possible.
As we walk down the music road all aspects of music education are shared and encouraged. It is vitally important that the student has good reading skills, a basic understanding of music theory,technique,ear training and music history, as music encompasses all aspects of learning from the youngest student to the adult.

*** Studio Equipment ***
in home studio with piano,organ and keyboard and recording capabilities, with seating for parents and guests.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide the books and any supplementary material needed such a a book to write their assignments in. I will provide the lessons and rewards if they apply to the situation such as in young students.

*** Specialties ***
I find I use many methods of instruction. The method needs to fit the student and the situation one is in. I use the Alfred Method a great deal of the time as I find it works well in many situations. As the student advances I supplement in music wants and desires as well a curriculum that may be used if they should decide to continue their studies in a university or college setting.
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Ryan August 21, 2018
· Classical Piano · In home
We love Ron! My son is blossoming under his instruction. He has totally fallen in love with the piano.
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Ari December 19, 2017
· Piano · In home
Absolutely amazing teacher! I learned how to play my dream song with Ron!
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Connor L. March 1, 2017
· Piano · In home
Our 4 year old had a great time with his first lesson ever!
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Ronald G.

Aurora, CO 80013
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About Tom G.

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Wheat Ridge, CO

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About Tom
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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Travis May 25, 2019
· Trumpet · In studio
As an adult learner who plays multiple instruments, I’ve had every type of teacher you can imagine. It’s always a struggle to find a teacher able to work with the unique requirements of being an adult with adult obligations and time constraints.

Tom, as it turns out, is that rare teacher able to not just handle these unique requirements, but is also fantastic at finding and focusing on knowledge gaps, whether it be playing, theory, tone, or anything else I throw at him.

Prior to taking lessons with Tom, I had barely held a trumpet, and I’m progressing at a rate far faster than I had imagined I would.

So don’t bother looking elsewhere, Tom is who you need!
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Heather April 14, 2019
· Trumpet · Online
My son Callum says he's 100% certain he's going to get better at trumpet by working with Tom.
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Zachary February 6, 2019
· Trumpet · Online
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Tom G.

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(18)
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$30 / 30-min

About Chandrika P.

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Denver, CO

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About D. Chandrika
D. Chandrika Prem has been playing cello for over 25 years. She started playing cello at age nine and instantly fell in love with the instrument. Music has been a core part of her life ever since. She earned a Bachelors of Music in Cello Performance in May of 2016 from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She continues to study under Dr. Charles Lee, who has been principal cellist of the Boulder Philharmonic orchestra since 1998. She teaches private cello, violin, viola, piano, early music education, and music theory; with a successful studio of over 30 students; is the co-owner/business manager and cellist for the Mile High String quartet; plays with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, and contracts freelance projects in all genres of music and theater.

As much as playing the cello, she is called to share her love and knowledge of m
usic with her students. Prem believes that music, especially the process of playing music, has the ability to change people’s lives. She believes that every person can benefit from learning to play an instrument; and that doing so will improve the quality of their everyday life. Prem's love of teaching is reflected in her enthusiasm and dedication toward her students. ​ ​

Prem’s 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, Centennial Philharmonic, and was principle cellist for the MSU Denver Symphony Orchestra. Her contract work includes private events and theater productions throughout the Denver Metro Area. She has also played cello and sang with many local bands in genres including blues, bluegrass, singer songwriter, experimental electronic, and indie rock.
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Rachel June 29, 2019
· Cello · In studio
Chandrika is so friendly, patient, and helpful. I’ve never felt so relaxed at a first class before. She really shows that she will let you pick your pace. I’m looking forward to many many more lessons with her.
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Cash June 28, 2019
· Cello · In studio
Great first lesson. Has it down to a science.
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Sai C. December 12, 2017
· Cello · In studio
Very patient!!
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Chandrika P.

Denver, CO 80226
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About Laura D.

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Denver, CO

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About Laura
Laura is a singer and voice teacher passionately committed to authentic artistry. She believes that everyone has a unique and authentic voice, and as a teacher she strives to uncover this within each of her students. She combines her knowledge of the physiology of the voice and her background in performance with her perspective as a yoga practitioner/teacher to create an approach to singing that is accessible to everyone.

Laura holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Pedagogy and Performance from the Catholic University of America and a Bachelor of Music degree in Sacred Music from Westminster Choir College. After spending 10 years directing choirs in various churches, performing, and teaching voice and piano privately, Laura decided to commit herself to a full time teaching career in 2013. She returned to her home state of Color
ado in July of 2018 and is excited to offer her unique teaching style to the musical community of Denver.
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Michael July 21, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
I had no prior vocal or musical training of any kind--I can't read music--when I began voice lessons with Laura. All I had was a passion since childhood that I finally got the nerve up to pursue. The lessons were a wonderful experience from the very beginning. Voice may be the most challenging instrument to learn, because the teacher can't "play the instrument" to demonstrate technique. Laura has a remarkable talent for communicating vocal techniques and concepts with inventive and vivid visualizations that helped me understand the relationship between my body, my voice, and the sound I produce. I loved the music of Gabriel Faure, but never imagined I could sing it. Laura had all the confidence that I could, and we jumped right in. Faure's beautiful art songs, as well as others by Reynaldo Hahn and Ernest Chasson that Laura introduced me to, are now a part of me. I learned so much in the two years we worked together before Laura returned to her hometown of Denver, and miss her terribly!
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Kaylen July 11, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
I've learned so many valuable vocal lessons with Ms. Laura! She is super talented, smart, and such a great teacher. Ms. Laura takes time to explain musical concepts and techniques. Five stars!
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Lisa July 10, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
My 13 year-old daughter had taken voice lessons from Ms. Laura in Maryland for two years. I have to say my daughter was so lucky to have Ms. Laura as her first voice teacher! When my daughter started to show interest in singing in 2016, she knew very little about singing. Ms. Laura was very knowledgeable, personal and supportive. Ms. Laura taught my daughter about vocal anatomy, how to improve her voice presentation and how to avoid possibility of voice loss, inflammation from overuse or misuse. After several months, my daughter made very impressive progress on her voice range and presentation. It was such a treat when I listened to my daughter practicing singing at home. She was getting better and better every day. I was so proud of my daughter. At the same time, I really appreciate Ms. Laura being such a wonderful teacher. Ms. Laura is very personal. She tried to know my daughter as a teacher and as a friend. Based on each student's personality and strength, Ms. Laura chose music that helps each student to grow, but also focus on what needs to be worked on. Ms. Laura was very flexible when we needed to reschedule lessons. We sure miss her!!
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Laura D.

Denver, CO 80211
(6)
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About Ted L.

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Denver, CO
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About Ted
Hello to my prospective future students!
My name is Ted and I teach in the Denver/Lakewood area. I've been playing cello for 10 years and have experience in almost everything performers are doing with the cello in the 21st century, including: Classical performance, recording, gigging, improvisation, looping and effects, and arranging cello performances of many pop songs.
I teach with a set curriculum in mind that bends to where my individual students' passions lie; no matter what your goal is with the cello, I believe l will be able to guide my students in achieving it.
The biggest factor that keeps me dedicated to the cello is how much fun I have playing it, and I do my best to create this passion in my students. Here is the closest thing to a mantra I can write:

Hard work and discipline (not to mention having fun) can cre
ate many opportunities for an inexperienced cellist. As a teacher, I to create the same passion for music in students that I have enjoyed and wrestled with throughout my career. I employ a similar teaching style to the best professors I have studied under, but also realize the relevance of the cello to modern music and therefore teach any genre on cello. The best reason to learn an instrument is so that you can eventually transcend it.

Below is a short biography:

Ted Leininger began playing cello after listening to a video game soundtrack that had a great cello part in it. After that, he never stopped. Starting as the last chair cellist, he was in an advanced orchestra group by his senior year of high school.

At Metro State University he studied under Charles Lee, the Principal cellist of the Boulder philharmonic. He thoroughly studied classical technique before transferring to UCDenver as a double major in Cello performance and Audio Engineering. He studies various types of music, pursuing genres like Jazz and Bluegrass in addition to Classical. He regularly performs with independent singer-songwriters and is actively gigging as a studio musician and band member.
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Alex December 1, 2018
· Cello · In studio
He's great and friendly
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Shonda N. August 17, 2016
· Cello · In studio
Looking forward to more lessons!
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Shonda N. August 17, 2016
· Cello · In studio
Looking forward to more lessons!
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Ted L.

Denver, CO 80228
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$22 / 30-min

About Megan H.

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Boulder, CO
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About Megan
Megan is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance with Professor Harumi Rhodes at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She recently served as a Kalamazoo Symphony Artist Scholar while completing her Master of Music and Artist Diploma in Violin Performance at Western Michigan University, where she served as the graduate teaching assistant to Professor Renata Artman Knific. Megan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Iowa under the tutelage of Dr. Scott Conklin. Megan has held principal positions with the Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra as well as the University of Iowa Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, and section positions with the Southwest Michigan and Holland Symphony Orchestras.
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Logan B. July 24, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Megan is the perfect fit for my quirky son who loves music and playing instruments. Patient, kind and makes it fun!
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Melissa June 14, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Very friendly and explains concepts very clearly. I had a great lesson and learned so much! When I went home to practice all that I had learned my violin playing was cleaner than it had ever been!
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Megan H.

Boulder, CO 80302
(2)
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$30 / 30-min

About Julie G.

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Denver, CO

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About Julie
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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Valerie B. February 9, 2019
· Classical Piano · In home
Hi Julie, thanks for your great comments. I will continue to work hard and I appreciate all your help in my piano lessons, because I continue to learn and advance. Thank you again and have a great week.

Valerie
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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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Julie G.

Denver, CO 80246
(4)
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$42 / 30-min

About Devlin D.

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Denver, CO
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About Devlin
Hey y’all! I am a graduate student at the University of Denver working towards a Master of Music in Horn Performance. I earned a Bachelors in Instrumental Music Education from Arkansas State University in May 2018, and I just recently relocated to the beautiful state of Colorado. I have been teaching lessons for a little over 5 years.

I have performed in over 20 states as well as Northern Ireland, England, and Germany. The next place on my list is Switzerland! I love to mentor students who aspire to share the gift of music with others. Music is one of the most rewarding professions and hobbies, and I would be happy to help you both improve your skills and find opportunities to further your musical experiences. In the end, it is all about becoming your best musician.

Some of my interests outside of music include animals, traveling
, and hiking. I am very passionate about both teaching and playing the French horn. If you have any questions for me, please feel free to ask! Also, if my times do not work for you but you are interested in taking lessons, don’t hesitate to ask if I can meet at another time. My schedule can be relatively flexible.
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Garrett October 26, 2018
· French Horn · In home
My son Garrett says "It was a great first lesson, and I learned more in this one lesson than I have in all of my school lessons so far this year!" Devlin was a lot of fun and very patient, and we're looking forward to the next lesson. (Garrett is brand new to the French horn this school year). Thanks Devlin!
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Devlin D.

Denver, CO 80210
(1)
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$35 / 30-min

About Edward S.

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Denver, CO
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About Edward
Hey I'm Ed.
I am a graduate of the Denver School of the Arts class of 2006. I just moved back to Denver with my Masters in Music from the Royal Academy of Music. My philosophy in teaching is to make practice fun. However I expect a high level in my playing which transfers to students. I have taught students of all ages in Suzuki or traditional style. I have also taught scale class to undergrads in college and coached undergrad music majors in college. Let's have a trial lesson enhance your playing!
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Edward S.

Denver, CO 80210
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$42 / 30-min

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