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About Tom G.

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Wheat Ridge, CO

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About Tom
I've performed and taught in a wide variety of settings. My early professional experiences have included 3 years in the Army Band, several cruise line contracts, and freelance work as a performer and composer. Through these times, I've learned to excel in many styles. I recently graduated from NYU, where I was an adjunct faculty member. Here, I also performed and worked with a wonderful faculty including Kenny Werner, Brian Lynch, Chris Potter, Ralph Alessi, Tony Moreno, and trumpet guru Laurie Frink, who all inspire me as a musician and a teacher. While in New York, I was a faculty member at Douglaston School of Music and Art, where I worked with younger students .

It is my belief that discipline and technique are necessary elements that allow emotion and creativity to thrive. I also recommend a healthy dose of listening to what
you love. Through this process, I strive to inspire my students, fellow musicians, and listeners.

*** Lesson Details ***
I will guide you to your goals. I write my own materials for each student's individual goals. If you want to learn a song and I don't know it, I will learn the song with you, sharing the process. After several months of study, you will have an understanding of not only what to practice, but how and why to practice.

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Music room w/piano, trumpet, and seating for parents

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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.
Piano- Jazz standards, voicings, and improvisation
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David D. September 8, 2017
· Bugle · Online
Tom has really helped me refine my playing. He is easy to work with and very thorough.
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Cary August 29, 2017
· Bugle · Online
Tom was AWESOME! I had a heck of a time finding someone who actually teaches Bugle. I have only had one lesson with Tom however, I am very excited to continue with him. Tom did not rush anything, he didnt watch the clock, he actually wanted to do more playing than talking about this form, music theory etc. etc. I had experienced with other Teachers. Everyone wants to start playing "something" as soon as possible and Tom dove right in to playing or trying to get me to play, HaHa in just the first 20min.
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David D. August 5, 2016
· Bugle · Online
Thomas is very patient and positive. I have advanced a lot in a short time under his guidance.
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Tom G.

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
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About Daniela G.

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Denver, CO

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About Daniela
I hold a Bachelor degree in Vocal Performance and a Masters in Vocal Performance and Voice Pedagogy. Singing and teaching are my two passions! I am a classically trained singer with an operatic lyric soprano voice. Opera is my first love, but I also like and enjoy singing musical theatre, jazz and other contemporary genres. In fact, for quite a while I taught at a Berklee International Network School in South America, where jazz was the main emphasis of my students. I enjoy teaching students from any age and any background. From beginners to more advanced singers, as they all present some form of challenge and different rewarding experiences.
Coincidentally, I have come to teach mostly teenagers and young adults, sort of specializing in college audition preparation where %100 of my students who have applied to attend music school have suc
cessfully been accepted. Most of them under full tuition scholarships to pursue singing careers. Some of them are currently attending the University of Denver, CU Boulder, University of the Redlands, University of British Columbia, Universitat Mozarteum (Salzburg). However, I also have experience teaching senior citizens from a community choir and members from an all visually impaired choir. I have never encountered any major difficulty while teaching students with special needs. This experiences have actually made me become a better more creative educator.
My lessons are focused on healthy emission of the voice working on breath support and adequate placement of the voice according to the style. Once we have gone through a diagnostic and discuss the student´s goals, I prepare a routine of vocal exercises tailored for the individual needs and skill level of the student as well as negotiate on the repertoire that the student wants to sing.
If teaching in the student´s home, I expect for the student to have at least a basic music keyboard for pitch matching purposes. I also expect my students to practice in between lessons so that every time we meet we can add another layer of knowledge. This will bring gratification and fulfillment to both of us!
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Berenice December 2, 2017
· Opera Voice · In studio
Dani is a really special instructor for me! She helped me realize how big my passion for singing was because, since the beginning, she has inspired me with her singing, passion, and knowledge. She was my teacher for 4 years and she prepared me to get into CU Boulder’s School of Music. With her guidance I improved not only my vocal technique, but my musicality, acting skills, languages, and every single aspect that a singer needs to be a professional artist. She was really specific and patient about my growth as an opera singer and she always helped me find the perfect repertoire for me. I can say that I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for her. Dani saw the best in me even when I didn’t, and I am still learning a lot from her.
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Amalia November 26, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
Daniela has been my favorite vocal trainer so far. Besides her expirience and knowledge about the voice, she took time to really listen to my voice and identify things I was doing wrong, or things I did not even know how to do. She empowered me so much that now I actually use my whole body to sing, and I also feel more confident to do challenging things, with my voice, with no harm. I feel that there is a before and after, in my voice, thanks to Daniela as my teacher.
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Oliver November 23, 2017
· Classical Voice · In studio
Dani is really the best instructor ever. When I started taking lessons with her my goal was to prepare for a college audition. Immediately she helped me identify where I could improve my technique and offered a variety of exercises that suited me best. She is familiar with tons of classical repertoire as well as jazz and popular songs. I really enjoyed that she made my lessons challenging enough to help me grow musically, but always working on something within my reach. She also has many incredibly useful performance hacks to help get out the best of you when its time to be on stage. I am happy to say that all the time and our hard work was well spent. After I auditioned for the college I wanted I received not only the acceptance letter, but also a near full tuition musical merit based scholarship. Thank you so much Dani!
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Daniela G.

Daniela G.

Denver, CO 80210
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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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Anne F. November 8, 2016
· Cello · In studio
Chandrika is a wonderful instructor. She is very, very nice, well organized, on time, encouraging and knowledgeable. I am an older student, just one month from 68. I have had many music teachers and taught piano myself for 25 years. I am so glad I found Chandrika. I drive 1 1/2 hours one way to every lesson and am happy to do so. Having a teacher with Chandrika's qualities is terrific. I recommend her highly for any aspiring student.
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Anna S. August 17, 2016
· Cello · In studio
Chandrika was absolutely amazing! She was extremely knowledgeable, and very helpful. These were entry level lessons for me and the cello, and she did a terrific job of introducing me to the instrument. She's very friendly and fun to learn with. I would highly recommend Chandrika to anyone wanting to learn the cello!
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Logan April 18, 2016
· Cello · In home
My first lesson went incredibly well! Chandrika was well-prepared, organized, and knowledgeable. She gave me great tips and assignments to practice at home before our next lesson. I would definitely recommend her.
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Chandrika P.

Chandrika P.

Denver, CO 80226
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About Rachel M.

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Morrison, CO

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Rachel Meredith Vocal Studios has a passion for music and a commitment to excellence. I teach every skill level from beginner to advanced, whether you are looking to fine-tune your pitch or learn proper breathing techniques or needing help with control and placement. My love for music, combined with a love for teaching, is what makes my approach so specialized and a perfect fit for whatever goals you may have!

I assess each student's individual needs and skill level in order to tailor a lesson plan customized for him/her. I set achievable goals in lessons, so the students can feel a sense of accomplishment and growth, which fuels their enthusiasm for music! My goal is to have each student gain the skills needed to become an accomplished vocalist. Specializing in Broadway, classical, and jazz, Rachel Meredith Vocal Studios will help yo
u find your voice one note at a time.
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Sherri B. October 17, 2017
· Singing · In studio
I enjoyed getting to know Rachel. She was very helpful with my breathing technique. She gave me some excellent practices to work on with breathing and on my scales. I can tell Rachel has a lot of knowledge about singing and performing and I'm excited to learn more from her. Very good lesson.

She is very talented and very good with time management, friendly and personal. I hope to go far with my new instructor. I'm sure I will.
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Paige K. August 1, 2017
· Singing · In home
Patient, great warm-ups, kind.
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Erik Jehle June 26, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
Wonderful, dedicated and fun! She gave me a very challenging piece to learn which we will conquer together! She listens, takes appropriate action and has great timing. And fluffy studio puppies are always welcome, hovering around my feet helping me do warm-up.
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Rachel M.

Rachel M.

Morrison, CO 80465
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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.

Below is a short biography:

Ted Leininger began playing cello after listening to a video game soundtrack tha
t 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.

After graduating, he studied under Charles Lee, the Principal cellist of the Boulder philharmonic. There, 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.

Hard work and discipline (not to mention having fun) can create many opportunities for an inexperienced cellist. Ted strives to create the same passion for music in his students that he has enjoyed throughout his career. He employs a similar teaching style to his professors that he has studied under, but also realizes the relevance of the cello to modern music and teaches any genre on cello. He prescribes to the philosophy that the biggest reason for learning an instrument is so that you can eventually transcend it.
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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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Paloma February 22, 2016
· Cello · In studio
Ted was great! patient and kind with my daughter
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Ted L.

Ted L.

Denver, CO 80228
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About Jeff W.

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Aurora, CO

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I am a classically trained cellist and a recent graduate from the Bob Cole Conservatory of music in Long Beach California. My teacher during this time was Dr David Garrett of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Dr, Marlin Owen of the Biola Conservatory of Music. I have been playing cello for fifteen years and have been playing in orchestras for the past ten. I was the principle cellist for the Irvine Young Concert Artists Orchestra for two years and was Assistant Principle cellist In the CUSLB symphony orchestra.
In addition to classical music my time at the Bob Cole conservatory allowed to play in various Jazz ensembles and allotted me some proficiency at improve and composition. I primarily teach classical music but I would very enthused to delve into a more contemporary practice as per the request of the student.
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Jeff W.

Jeff W.

Aurora, CO 80015
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$30 / 30-min

About Jenna H.

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Commerce City, CO

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About Jenna
Jenna has been playing harp since 2001, and has been performing professionally since 2003. She received her BM in jazz studies at the University of Northern Colorado in 2015, and then received her Performance Certificate in Harp Performance at the University of Denver in 2016. She writes her own music and sings and tours with her own jazz trio. She also is the principal harpist for the Colorado Wind Ensemble, and has played for the Pueblo Symphony, the Denver Pops Orchestra, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lamont Symphony Orchestra, and multiple chamber groups in the area.
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John July 27, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Jenna is amazing with my son! He's 8 years old and looks forward to every lesson with her. She has the right way of balancing fun with learning, and she makes sure that he never loses interest. I'm so glad we found her.
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Jenna H.

Jenna H.

Commerce City, CO 80022
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About Alexios A.

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Denver, CO

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

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

My instruments-
Guitar (electric, acoustic, and nylon string)
Bass guitar
Piano/keyboard
Composition techniques for all of the above

Rock, Blues, Classical, Metal, Gypsy Jazz, Country, Flamenco, it is all music, and I go beyond the style to teach how to get to the MUSIC, the essence that makes each one unique.

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 b
een down many paths so far, and I specialize in finding the simplest route possible for each individual student with respect to their own musical goals and dreams.
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Quinnlin O. July 13, 2017
· Flamenco Guitar · In studio
Alexios worked beautifully with our 12 year old. He was kind and patient and very positive. It is easy to see that Alexios has vast experience with music. The student was anxious to get started at practice!
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Amber Fowler-Ekstrom June 4, 2017
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We love Alexios! He's great with our kids, they look forward to lessons each week!
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Aisha Makee March 27, 2017
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Great teacher for my boys. He goes at their pace and looks for ways to click with them and songs that the boys like to keep them motivated. My 5 yo learned to play Headwigs Theme by John Williams with Alexio! Mh 7yo loves to try techniques on the piano and just loves the class with Alexio. Great teacher!
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Alexios A.

Alexios A.

Denver, CO 80204
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$34 / 30-min

About Kathryn H.

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Boulder, CO

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Kathryn Harms performs regularly throughout Colorado with recent highlights including performances with the Boulder Philharmonic, Fort Collins Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Ars Nova Singers. Equally at home in an orchestra, wind ensemble, chamber group, or as a soloist, she is eager to collaborate with other performers in addition to her solo endeavors.

Harms made her international solo debut in 2012 at Mukogawa Women's University in Nishinomiya, Japan as the featured Ball State exchange-soloist after winning first place in the Undergraduate Concerto Competition. In addition to her recital in Japan, she performed the Liberamente capriccioso-Vivace from Ginastera's Harp Concerto with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra in Indiana. In 2010, she placed first in the Jan Pennington Gray National Harp Scholarship Competition an
d was selected as a national finalist in the Anne Adams Awards harp competition.

Harms received her Bachelor's of Music in Performance from Ball State University and her Master's of Music in Performance from the University of Colorado Boulder. A passionate pedagogue, she has been teaching privately for more than a decade. Through her own extensive studies with notable pedagogues, she has experienced a wide variety of instructional approaches as well as vastly different teachings styles. Harms tailors every lesson to fit each student's specific needs and wants.
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Kathryn H.

Kathryn H.

Boulder, CO 80305
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$42 / 30-min

About Luke R.

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Brighton, CO

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My name is Luke and I have many years of experience in trumpet performance as well as in teaching private lessons to a wide range of ages and experience levels. I continue to play in professional organizations in addition to my teaching. Every student I take on gets a personalized lesson plan and teaching tailored to their learning style and experience level.
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Luke R.

Brighton, CO 80602
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