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About Kit R.

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Denver, CO
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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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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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Denver, CO 80232
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About Mike M.

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About Mike
Hi,

I'm a professional drummer, percussionist, and composer here in Denver offering a fresh new approach to drum instruction. I teach at two separate locations complete with dual drum sets and a complete sound system that allows for both my students and I to play simultaneously and at full live volume!

As a Graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, I've been lucky enough to have studied with some of the most diverse masters of drumset and percussion from several continents around the globe. I've been a player of the drums for over 26 years now, and I'm still practicing and perfecting the art, gaining new friends, students, and live stage experiences on the way.

Let me start by saying that I highly value the freedom that I've been able to enjoy by passionately perusing music as a career. Any field where you get to socia
lize, interact with other musicians, and have fun performing with your friends, is a dream gig by any measure, but it does take hard work, sacrifice and tenacity to achieve that level of recognition. Fortunately I have the background and skills to not only make our lessons interesting and exciting!, but to also get you up to speed so that you can enjoy the life of a musician as well!!

My Complete Education:

Born in Santa Monica, California, I lived in and around Los Angeles in several areas before moving to Denver in 1990. I began on the Piano at age 4 and slowly gravitated towards playing the drums by my 9th birthday.

My first teacher, AND first mentor in music: Mark Foster (Metro College of Denver & Colorado Symphony Orchestra), At a very early stage he introduced me to Jazz and Latin and gave me a solid understanding of Classical Percussion as well.

My second instructor and Mentor: Jimi Bauchet, whom I took Rock, Progressive Rock, and Fusion lessons from, was a session and commercial artist in Los Angeles during the eighties and nineties.

Upon High School Graduation I left Denver to study percussion with Dr. Pennington at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. It was here that I would get my first taste of performing music on a high art level, as Dr. Pennington was one of Michael Udow's young prodigies when he attended the University of Michigan, a nationally regarded school for the percussive arts.

Two years at Fort Lewis College provided me with the perfect spring board to transfer and I then returned to my home state to earn a degree at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts (CIA). It was here that I had the honor to study with the likes of John Bergamo (Master Percussionist), Randy Gloss (John's closest disciple), Joe Labarbera (Jazz Drumset Master), David Johnson (My Mallet & Orchestral Mentor), Alfred Ledzekpo (African Percussion Tribal Leader), Wenton Welojo (Balinesian Gamelan Master and Celebrity), and Swapan Chardui (THE Tabla Guru, Truly an Honor). The Multi-Focus Curriculum allowed me to study a wide array of disciplines while still receiving a degree based heavily in Classical Percussion. My BFA is essentially a custom built degree with a strong background in Theory, Composition, Jazz Drumset, Tympani, Mallets, and a variety of pitched percussion instruments from around the world.

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My Personal Philosophy:

In many parts of the world there is no separation between music and culture, and to that end I strive to bring my students closer to the outside world through the strength of their own musical bond. Having music be a part of my life has brought me great opportunities to meet other players and fans of the trade, through which I have experienced some of my most rewarding moments with, as well as making some life-long friends along the way. So to me, MUSIC IS SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE!!!, not just something that you do, and that concept is the fundamental reason why my lessons will often go far beyond just the common practices of instruction, to not only show you WHY you would want to use a certain rhythm or technique, but also HOW to apply it in a real situation in the most musical way. Through the deeper understanding of music, there is an equally deeper understanding of ones self..........

My Approach:

Drumming is a very root level based instrument. It is primal in its nature and very emotionally driven. This is great in many ways, for playing the drums can be meditative, or used to relieve stress and pent-up energy, but the bottom line is that drumming is expressive and FUN!!!

So keep in mind that while there is a student-teacher relationship that I must keep, in order to get my points across, you really should enjoy each and every lesson while you're learning. It's proven that you'll retain more of the information that I'm teaching if I can get you to leave with a SMILE on your face!!

OK, so the real trick to what I do as a teacher that sets me apart is my approach. I don't have a "cookie cutter" format for stamping out drummers that all sound the same and have the same library of beats to pull from. If you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, I will custom tailor a lesson, or a set of lessons in order to maximize our time together, all while allowing you to develop your own individual voice on the instrument.

For beginners, I will set up a more structured program to get you up to the level where we can begin to experiment a little more and be able to play along with some popular songs. Using a few time tested books, some rudimentary exercises, and few hand written examples, you will begin to see results immediately. Together we will keep a binder of notes that contain all of your previous and current exercises, and from lesson to lesson you will be able to see the progress that you are making through your collection of notes and music. With this method I have taught everyone from 5 to 65 how to navigate their way around the drums, so you will be in good company if it's your first time on this instrument.

As far as the intermediate to the advanced player is concerned, well, we are going to have a great time jamming together and sharing amazing contemporary concepts. I will still offer the structured program to anyone that is interested, but for the drummer that already has years of playing under their belt, I really have something special to offer you. Odd time, Mixed Meter, Four Limb Independence, Ostinatos, Displacement, and even Polyrhythm

*** Studio Equipment ***
Pearl Drumsets, Ludwig Drumsets, Sabian cymbals, Istanbul cymbals, DW drum pedals, Various reading materials, a stereo, mixer and isolation headphones for playing along with music tracks at full live volume. Comfortable thrones to sit on while playing. Various instructional DVDs that can be borrowed from time to time.

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Music, Drum set, Orchestral Snare Drum Technique, Hand Drums, World Percussion
Moeller Technique, Multi-Fulcrum Technique, Four-Limb Coordination and independence, Odd time, Polyrhythms, Mixed Meter! Capable of teaching drum set Reading and Notation! Also capable of teaching ALL STYLES of music. If you can think of it, I have played it. Too many to list here.
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Greg March 22, 2018
· Drum · In studio
Mike is going to be great instructor. He was able to quickly assess my level of experience and we already have the next few lessons planned out. I'd recommend him for any age or style you want to learn.
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Margaret February 15, 2018
· Drum · In studio
Mike is an exceptional teacher. I’ve been a teacher, my parents were both teachers, we pay a lot of tuition to put our children in schools with (theoretically) well-paid and highly qualified teachers: IOW, I am really picky about teachers! Mike is the epitome of patience and clearly devoted to music and instruction. He is professional and conscientious. He kept my son challenged, engaged, and motivated to practice and improve. Truly, Mike is the kind of teacher you wish populated every classroom.
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Christopher August 31, 2017
· Drum · In studio
Mike is awesome! Super down to earth and easy to talk to. He is understanding and patient and seriously takes the time to help you grasp new concepts and increase comfortability with new styles. He is an incredible musician and really understands the deeper meaning behind any drum style or technique that you are trying to learn. I have been a self taught drummer my whole life and I moved to Denver to attend CU for music after getting out of the Army. Mike helped me to prepare for my entrance exams and my drum kit audition, which I knocked out the park. I am now a full blown music student and officially on path to my dream career. Thank you Mike!! I'm looking forward to more lessons and to continue improving!
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Mike M.

Denver, CO 80210
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About Weronika B.

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Hello! Thanks for visiting!
My name is Weronika. I am passionate about helping you or your child grow and develop on your own unique path as a musician and human being. When I teach, I rely on my extensive performing and teaching experience, as well as pedagogical training in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and teaching artistry. I have worked with all age groups, from beginner to pre-professional. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you have or if you would like to get to know me better. My name is pronounced "Veronica" - it's Polish!

As a flutist, teaching artist, and educator, I am dedicated to creating engaging musical experiences that connect us to ourselves and to each other. I am the Flutist and Co-Founder of Marvento Duo, winner of the Brookline Symphony Concerto Competition, and active as a Baroque flutist and new music a
dvocate in various chamber, orchestra, and educational projects. I am the Integrative Education Fellow and Director of Development at Integral Steps in Louisville, Colorado. I teach classes for Integral Steps and flute lessons in my private studio in Boulder, Colorado, and through Skype. Committed to building healthy vibrant arts organizations, I contribute actively to the strategic development of my ensembles and organizations. I have served as Secretary of the Board of Integral Steps, and as interim President of the New England Chapter of the Dalcroze Society of America.

I look forward to getting to know you better!
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Rose November 26, 2018
· Flute · Online
Weronika is my 13 year-old daughter's flute instructor flute (three months). Mary is a beginner, however, in this short amount of time, she had made significant progress. She is already playing many songs, preparing for a recital and enthusiastically asks Weronika to teach her more.

This is not surprising as Weronika has a kind, friendly, patient, and caring personality that makes my daughter feel very comfortable during their lessons. At the same time, she maintains very high expectations for her students. She frequently asks my daughter questions about music theory or the composer's intentions to get her thinking about what she is doing. She gives my daughter frequent feedback and asks my daughter to share her thoughts on performance goals as well.

Weronika is gifted as a flutist and an amazing teacher. She truly inspires my daughter to do her best. We highly recommend Weronika to other families.
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Alyssa November 19, 2018
· Ear Training · In studio
Weronika is a dedicated, fun, creative, and passionate teacher. I can't recommend her enough! I teach cello at a community music school in Massachusetts where she taught musicianship and served as chair of our musicianship department. Under her leadership, the quality of the department improved immensely. Weronika went the extra mile to develop a curriculum for our school to use, and I know my students benefited greatly from her efforts. She is sorely missed here!
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Elena November 17, 2018
· Flute · In studio
Weronika is a skilled educator, a talented musician, and a fun person. I learned much from her as an advanced adult student; however, I could tell from studio recitals that she works well with people of all ages and levels. I liked that Weronika encouraged me to trust my own musical instincts and was open to experimenting and exploring creative options. She fully supported my musical growth and interests and provided helpful feedback. I also liked that she incorporated movement into lessons, which was helpful for practicing rhythm and phrase.
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Weronika B.

Weronika B.

Boulder, CO 80303
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About Sarah U.

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A Flute Performance Graduate from the University of Denver Lamont School of Music.

My goal is to continuously create a fun and positive environment in lessons. I love to inspire others and help them play better. I teach any skill level from learning notes to refining your performance skills.
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Debbie M. July 29, 2018
· Flute · In home
My daughter has learned so much from this incredibly talented person. She has nothing but good things to say and they were very effective.
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Sophie June 27, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Sarah was very nice, knowledgeable and made my daughter feel comfortable!
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Liz N. August 7, 2017
· Flute · In studio
Fantastic teacher! My daughter loved taking flute with Sarah over the summer.
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Sarah U.

Broomfield, CO 80020
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About April C.

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Denver, CO

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I have picked up and loved the flute for 16 years, and I wish to share this passion and creativity with students. I have had the opportunity to study under Emily McKay and Marco Granados, as well as perform in masterclasses with Trevor Wye, William Bennett, and Lorna Mcghee. As a recent Denver citizen, I wish to grow my roots as a teacher who fosters flute playing as a fun and outside-the-box activity.
I have started teaching private lessons since high school, and into my college and graduate school years. I have taken classes on pedagogy and teaching artistry in creative ways, such as teaching students to do improvisations and asking questions in order to get them engaged in the learning process. I have played classical, jazz, pop, and latin music, and can teach an array of different genres. I believe music contributes to a well-ro
unded individual, and will gladly accept students of all experiences and ages. My goal will to always keep the student engaged and having fun! It is important to play from the heart, and think of music as the spirit of sharing and collaboration.
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Ovella B. December 22, 2017
· Flute · In home
Five Star. Wonderful teacher.
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Tony R. December 28, 2016
· Flute · In home
I would give 6 stars if I could. She's an excellent instructor. Very diligent and has great attention to detail. I have learned more than i could have imagined from lessons with April.
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Tony June 30, 2016
· Flute · In home
April is wonderful. She is finding 'hidden' problems with my breathing and use, or at times misuse of my neck muscles and breathing that would be very hard for a lesser teacher to detect and work to correct.
Her ear for pitch/tone and the various 'artifact' background variances in my blowing/breathing structure and ways toward a remedy is amazing.
Any teacher can show a student posture and finger placement, but her teaching techniques go far beyond that.
I am more than pleased with her commitment to excellence.
Thank you April.
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April C.

April C.

Denver, CO 80211
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About Karney S.

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Greeley, CO

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I believe the key to the success of the student is that they enjoy what they are doing and gain confidence through the skills they have worked hard to develop.

Several of my students have auditioned for and were accepted as the sole guitar seat in the junior high, high school, and college jazz bands. A few of my younger students received honors in their grade school music programs.
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Kennda V. November 30, 2018
· Ukulele · In studio
It was great! I had fun! Can't wait for the next lesson! Karney was so professional and understood my musical goals!
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Randy March 30, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Very accommodating; friendly and knowledgeable. This will be a life-long friendship!
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Connor B. March 17, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Very patient and thorough with My son he really enjoyed it!!!
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Karney S.

Greeley, CO 80634
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About Megan H.

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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
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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,
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Ryan B.

Arvada, CO 80002
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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
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Denver, CO

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I am a professional saxophonist with a focus in teaching, performing, and composing. I've been playing for the last fifteen years and teaching privately, full time, for the last seven. I've taught students of all and ability levels. My students have made all-state bands at both the middle and high school levels, with some continuing on to pursue music in college in both the U.S. and Canada.

I hold a Bachelor's of Music in Saxophone Performance and a Professional Performance Certificate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where I studied with Lynn Klock and Jonathan Hulting-Cohen.

I've maintained a large saxophone studio throughout Western Massachusetts for the last several years. I recently relocated to Denver and I'm eager to begin building my studio and helping my students complete their musical goals.
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Ben P.

Denver, CO 80203
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