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Broomfield, CO

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I am a classically trained pianist (I studied piano performance at SUNY at Buffalo) and I've made a living all my life playing Blues, Rock, Jazz, Salsa and many other styles. With this background I am able to teach with many different approaches depending what the student is interested in pursuing and what approach fits the student best.

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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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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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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Ricardo P.

Ricardo P.

Broomfield, CO 80020
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About Andrea E.

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Broomfield, CO

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I've been teaching private piano and voice lessons for 7 years. I teach children as young as 3 years old all the way to adults. I always tailor my lessons to fit the needs of each student.. everyone learns differently! I make sure lessons are fun but you come away having learned something new each lesson. I teach pop, rock, classical, gospel, jazz, chord charts, theory, ear training, or whatever music you want to learn.

About Andrea
I have taught private piano and voice lessons for more than 7 years. I have a Bachelor of Music degree in voice and also did extensive piano training through the college level. I love teaching students of ALL ages (as young as 2 and up to senior adults) and all ability levels including those with learning disabilities and special needs. I like to keep lessons fun so students can enjoy their music lesson as well as learn something new!

Piano styles I teach: pop, rock, top 40, classical, chord charts, gospel, worship
Vocal styles I teach: pop, classical, jazz, top 40, rock, opera, gospel, pop-country, musical theater, worship

I have extensive experience in audition preparation for vocal students for school talent shows, musicals, plays, performing arts schools, college and university auditions, and professional/music industry auditi
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Jen September 6, 2018
· Vocal Training · In home
Andrea is super knowledgeable, encouraging and supportive. She listened to my goals and style as a singer, and didn’t try to push me into a particular style or sound. She used descriptions during my lessons that really helped me connect the techniques properly. I highly recommend her!
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Andrea E.

Andrea E.

Broomfield, CO 80021
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About James H.

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Denver, CO

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I teach basic piano and music reading skills up to the intermediate level.

About James
I am a professional singer with many organizations in the Denver area including Opera Colorado, Boulder Opera Company, Cabaret Otaku, Opera on Tap, and others. I am also the Cantor/Choir Director for House for All Sinners and Saints Lutheran Church. I have sung many genres including Jazz, Pop, and in leading roles in Opera and Musical Theater. I also co-wrote and performed music for the Buntport Theater's children's show TRUNKS!
I have been teaching private voice for over six years. As an instructor and vocal coach, my job is to help you obtain YOUR goals as a singer. I love to sing and I love to teach people of all ages how to sing!

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When meeting with new students we first discuss their goals as a singer and musician. Are you preparing for an audition? In need of vocal coaching for a theater role? Do you w
ant to learn how to sing with better control of your voice? Trying to learn to read music and gain a working knowledge of music theory?

As a teacher I strive to focus on what a student's strengths are and help develop them to their full potential!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home Studio- Lessons in the living room, piano, mirror, music charts

*** Specialties ***
I teach my students various styles of music. My experience and training include classical, musical theater, jazz, and pop.
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Bob July 11, 2018
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James is excellent sax player and I appreciated that he personalized the lesson for me.
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Johannah February 2, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I love working with James! He is bringing exactly what I want, which is casual fun while I expand my learning experiences.
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Alyssa August 14, 2017
· Broadway Singing · In studio
Alyssa really enjoyed her singing lesson with James and looks forward to her next lesson.
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James H.

Denver, CO 80220
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Denver, CO

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Laura holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Westminster Choir College and a Master of Music degree from the Catholic University of America. She has been playing piano since the age of 5 and often accompanies her voice students and choirs. Most recently Laura taught piano and voice at the International School of Music in Bethesda, MD and is excited to now be teaching out of her home studio in Denver.

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
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About Jonathan S.

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Boulder, CO
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Everyone is unique (physically, mentally), and we all will play the piano our own way and for different reasons. Whether you want to learn how to build endurance, craft a great touch, improvise or interpret classical works, you first have to believe that you CAN, and with a little help, you WILL. I will cater what we work on to your individual curiosity, interests, personal goals, and how you naturally play the the piano. I will help you to discover your own voice on the instrument, and at the same time make sure you develop great technique and musical ability. You will learn to control what and how you play, and grow as a musician!

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.

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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.

Jonathan S.

Boulder, CO 80301
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About Ruth R.

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Arvada, CO

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As a piano teacher, I am very open to students' musical goals and assist them in working toward them step by step. I work with what motivates my students to learn. I am very patient and teach my students to be patient with the process so that learning music can become a life-long pursuit.

Schedule: Each student is assigned a designated lesson time each week (half-hour, 45 min, or hour slots). Students are expected to be punctual to ensure full lesson time.

Materials: Students will need lesson books and must have them ready for each lesson. The preferred methods to start are Piano Adventures by Faber, All-in-one course by Alfred or Bastien Piano Basics. Please provide a folder or binder to hold additional sheet music, assignment sheets, theory papers, etc. Links to order piano books, sheet music or music theory flashcards will be sent to students prior to their first lesson and may be ordered via Amazon online.

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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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About Rachel S.

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I base the lessons on what my students want to learn and are interested in. I want my students to have fun while learning to play the piano and learning to read music. I want my students to enjoy learning the piano so I let them chose the songs they want to learn. I have three binders full of popular and well known songs for students to chose from. I also use piano worksheets with young beginners to help them learn the notes on the piano and their finger numbers.

About Rachel
Hi there! My name is Rachel and I am a music teacher looking for students in Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, and Westminster. I also teach online lessons. I teach flute all levels, beginning/intermediate clarinet, and beginning/intermediate piano. I have taught private and group lessons on these instruments for seven years. I also received my Bachelors of Music in Music Education from the University of Redlands in 2005. I have a Professional Colorado Teaching License and I taught elementary general music, band, and choir for nine years.

I teach students of all ages for half hour, 45 minute, and hour lessons. I want my students to enjoy learning their instrument, so I teach them what they want to learn and let them chose songs that they want to play. I believe that music lessons should be fun as well as educational. I create an atmos
phere where making mistakes helps you learn so my students are not afraid to make mistakes. I am very enthusiastic about teaching music and I love it when my students master new skills. I have taught beginning students to read music and become accomplished on their instrument. I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your musical goals!
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Val January 1, 2018
· Clarinet · In home
Mrs. Rachel is a wonderful music teacher! My daughter takes clarinet lessons with her and I can tell how fast she learned in a short period of time. She is knowledgeable, fun and very flexible with our busy schedule.
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Guin December 28, 2017
· Piano · In studio
My son began piano lessons with Rachel nearly two years ago and we have been very happy working with her. He has progressed steadily and is continually challenged to improve. She selects musical pieces that fit his personal interests as well as more traditional pieces with increasing complexity. We hope to continue learning with her for many more years to come.
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Kathy December 13, 2017
· Piano · In home
My 9-yo daughter has had Rachel as a piano teacher for the past 1.5 years. Rachel has always been professional, punctual, and an excellent communicator when it comes to things like rescheduling lessons. My daughter has advanced in piano quite a bit—I attribute much of that to the music Rachel offers. My daughter has played the themes from Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars (music she knows and is excited to learn!) along with more classical pieces (e.g., Bach). We are very happy with Rachel!
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Rachel S.

Rachel S.

Arvada, CO 80004
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About Annette B.

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I love working with kids and have been a part of music education for the past 6 years. I love to bring my energy to my lessons to engage the kids and make music FUN.

About Annette
I am a musician who loves to have fun! Music lessons should never be boring or super strict! I encourage my students to learn while being compassionate and energized.

I currently am a music director at a Catholic church where I sing and play the piano, although my music experience is much more extensive. My primary instrument is the oboe (I have a B.M. degree in oboe performance), but I also play and teach the violin, piano and voice.

As well as music directing and teaching, I am a huge theatre nerd! I love musicals especially and my usual role is director or stage manager. I can offer pre-audition lessons to help you prepare for anything you may have coming up : )
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Annette B.

Aurora, CO 80011
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$42 / 30-min

About Patrick M.

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Denver, CO
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I can help teen/adult students with beginner-intermediate piano lessons. I have no formal piano pedagogy background, but am an advanced player with around 10 years of lessons myself, and have performed in a variety of public settings, including with singers and soloists. I also compose original piano music as well, so composition is something we could touch on if desired.

I enjoying sharing my love of music in general and the piano literature in particular with students. This is a side job for me and just want to help the student improve and appreciate the progress they make.

Recent review: " Patrick is a versatile teacher and musician and has a great teaching style. He can assist with a variety of growth areas and is fantastic with both helping with style and more technical areas. His knowledge of music is extensive, and both his patience and ability to read the student to assist in needed areas is really intuitive. He's fantastic!! "

About Patrick
I can help teen/adult students with beginner-intermediate piano lessons. I have no formal piano pedagogy background, but am an advanced player with around 10 years of lessons myself, and have performed in a variety of public settings, including with singers and soloists. I also compose original piano music as well, so composition is something we could touch on if desired.

I enjoying sharing my love of music in general and the piano literature in particular with students. This is a side job for me and just want to help the student improve and appreciate the progress they make.

Recent review: " Patrick is a versatile teacher and musician and has a great teaching style. He can assist with a variety of growth areas and is fantastic with both helping with style and more technical areas. His knowledge of music is extensive, and both his patie
nce and ability to read the student to assist in needed areas is really intuitive. He's fantastic!! "
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Patrick M.

Denver, CO 80214
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About Zarina N.

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Piano lessons should be fun, challenging and exciting! After all its music! Yes, even music theory can be fun and exciting! Book a lesson today and learn how!
I offer sight-reading, ear training, music theory, suzuki method, dalcroze, and more.
Build a strong foundation for your musicianship and piano skills.
Already experieneced? I can assist all skill levels, all genres from personal enjoyment to professional.

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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Sometimes, it's good to take your singing practice back to the basics, and just sing with a small ensemble. Most satisfying of all is working only with a good pianist - the level of detail just you and one other musician can achieve when working on material for piano and voice is very valuable to your development as a singer, no matter what stage you're at. If you're stuck for ideas of what to work on, the following six songs - one religious, two modern pop classics, one German-language lied, o
Essential Scales for Jazz and Blues Piano Players
Curious about playing jazz or blues on the piano? Learn about some of the essential scales to learn in this guest post by Augustine, FL piano teacher Heather L...   Jazz music has been called the only truly American art form, born and raised on this very soil. A combination of the historical music forms of both African and Caribbean slaves and European immigrants, it may be the only way in which the "melting pot" objective was ever successful. To listen to jazz is to listen to A
7 Tips to Master Staccato on the Piano
As you learn how to play piano notes, chords, scales, and songs, at some point you'll come across the term "staccato." What exactly does it mean, and how do you play it? Read on as New Paltz, NY teacher Cheryl E. shares her helpful tips...    Mastering staccato on the piano can be extremely beneficial, not only for performance of staccato passages but also for using it as a tool to help you memorize legato segments, improve your dexterity and finger strength, and smooth out your p
Can Labeling Your Piano Keys Help You Learn Faster?
Struggling to remember which key is which on the piano? One common learning strategy is to label the keys. Read on as St. Augustine, FL teacher Heather L. shares her thoughts on the method...   Can labeled piano keys help you learn faster? This is a highly controversial topic and hotly debated in the music education world. Having come from a high-pressure, formal music college, at the beginning of my teaching career I disliked the idea of any labeling for any age, either on t
10 Incredibly Talented Animals Playing The Piano
They say that music soothes the savage beast. If that's true, these amazing animals are miles away from savage. Get ready for some seriously cute material, and check out these four-legged pianists! 1. Nora The Piano Cat Can you even talk about animals playing the piano without mentioning Nora the Piano Cat? According to her bio, this talented feline observed her owner giving piano lessons and decided to take matters into her own paws. Nora reportedly practices the piano daily and recen

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