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Bonny S.

Loveland, CO

About Bonny

Hi! I love music! I love to listen, play, teach, and compose music. My desire as a teacher is for you to learn to love music as much as I do. I will be encouraging and patient as I help you discover and develop your abilities. I will help you to reach your full potential because I will be positive and nurturing. I think you will find lessons with me to be challenging, but fun. Why don't you sign up now and unlock your future in music!

*** Lesson Details ***
I make lessons fun and motivating for all ages. There is no pressure or stress involved. I focus and build on the positive, helpi
ng each student to reach their full potential. You will not only learn to play or sing, you will learn the fundamentals of music theory and the patterns that create music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room w/ grand piano and seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
popular, easy listening, Broadway, jazz standards, contemporary Christian
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Bonny S.

Bonny S.

Loveland, CO 80537
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Janet P.

Fort Collins, CO

About Janet

I am outgoing, encouraging, friendly, and have a good sense of humor. Music is a passion, and teaching is my vocation. I have been on the music faculty of Colorado State University, University of Puget Sound, and Duke University, and I was the contracted keyboardist with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra for many years. These professional teaching and performing experiences have taught me much about teaching and the needs of students, and all this I bring to your lesson. My musical interests are not strictly classical. I adore jazz and pop and was even the lobby pianist for the Westin Hot
els. I am here to help you with whatever style music you adore.

*** Lesson Details ***
General Information about lessons—
• In-studio lessons on grand piano and/or harpsichord
• Ages 4 and to 99 years of age (and older!!)
• Levels beginner and advanced
• Classical, Pop, Broadway, and Standards

I offer lessons always with a smile, encouragement, and plenty of positive feedback. I have many years of experience teaching piano and music theory, and I promise that your lessons will be enjoyable and rewarding. Learning music must be built upon a strong relationship between teacher and student, and this is relationship involves good communication, honesty, open mindedness, and a recognition that all students are different and at various skill levels. These are my guiding principles. Although I am a classically trained pianist, I have experience as keyboardist with an eclectic trio playing anything and everything from pop to jazz, and as the lobby pianist with the Westin Hotels. I approach teaching by first knowing and understanding the student's musical goals, and teaching fundamentals, theory, and technique through the style of music that the student wants to learn. The Alfred Piano Methods—used by many universities—is my preferred instructional books for the beginner and intermediate student, but I am also quick to supplement with additional FUN material tailored to the student’s interests whenever possible. Learning music will promote confidence in your abilities and satisfaction in your accomplishments!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room w/ grand piano, harpsichord, and seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
I enjoy teaching students of all ages and have had success with students as young as 4 as well as 65 years of age. Particularly satisfying is helping adults reach life-long goals of learning music. I excel in teaching the classical repertory, but I have a passion for popular music and other types as well.
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Janet P.

Janet P.

Fort Collins, CO 80525
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$25 / 30-min
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James H.

Fort Collins, CO

About James

I was born into a musical family and grew up in N.Y.C. This included my father who was a guitar teacher,composer and band leader,my grandfather who was a violin maker and my great aunts who performed Hungarian Folk Music on the zither,violin,mandolin and guitar for President Roosevelt at the White House. I was exposed at a young age to the art of guitar teaching as I "tagged along" to my father's private lessons. This gave me a great foundation on which to build my own unique guitar teaching style. Musical performance has also been a part of my life ever since I first played the ukulele and sa
ng at a wedding when I was only six years old. My experiences in performance also include playing rhythm guitar and forming a band in Middle School, performing at High School as well as college functions,being a member of a touring Stage Band while at college, directing children and adult choirs as well as worship leading for a local church and entertaining at assisted living facilities. I have also produced a demo cd of original compositions. I have been helping people learn the guitar ever since High School. While at college I also studied Music Theory. Over the years I have taught both private as well as group guitar lessons. Currently, I teach private guitar lessons at a local music workshop as well as group lessons for beginner as well as more advanced levels at a recreation center. In addition I also teach private and group ukulele lessons.I have taught the guitar to a wide array of students with various backgrounds and of all ages. For instance I currently teach guitar to a six year old. I have also taught guitar to baby boomers as well as senior citizens. My vast experience in guitar teaching will help the new student to get the individual care and attention that he or she deserves.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students can expect to learn, grow and develop their guitar playing skills at the individual pace which fits each student uniquely. I present a fun, laid back learning experience for the student within a structured environment with goals for each coming lesson. I believe each lesson should be building foundations for future lessons. I encourage my students to enjoy their learning experience and use their innate abilities to the fullest. I have developed my own curriculum which is a combination of musical terms, guitar chord charts, songs as well as other helpful material to get things started on a proper note.Usually, a beginner student learns at least one song during the very first lesson. I encourage my students to ask questions and strive to develop open communication. If needed, I begin new students on "partial chord formations" until their skills develop to more complex chording. In time, after basic skills have been mastered,I give my students the opportunity to request songs that they would like to learn. I would expect that in six months my student will have learned an array of songs which we will then build upon for more complex and varied musical presentation. This includes the development of right hand strumming and picking methods. I also encourage my students to challenge themselves, as I have found learning to play the guitar is indeed a life-time event.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide the music material and lessons for all my students. I expect my student to provide their own guitars, amps,guitar stands, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I teach folk, folk-rock, jazz , classic rock, classic pop and contemporary artists. I specialize in acoustical guitar but have also done some electric guitar teaching as well.I offer students to sing along with their playing which helps keep them on track.
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James H.

James H.

Fort Collins, CO 80526
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$40 / 30-min
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Nicole B.

Longmont, CO

About Nicole

Hello!

I grew up in Colorado and have always loved to sing as far back as I can remember. When I began to sing the most was in high school. I lettered in my high school's most advanced choirs for 3 years and was very involved in the music program there.

After graduating from high school in 2003 I studied private vocal instruction with Dr. Scott Martin (PhD Julliard) for 2 years and participated in his training program for vocal instructors. I gained invaluable knowledge during this program of how to be a vocal coach for all ages. Also during this time, I studied music theory, harmony,
and ear training with Berklee College of Music and graduated with their Specialist Certificate in 2005. Shortly thereafter I began teaching private vocal lessons at various music stores and my own private studio.

I love working with students of all ages and styles and hope to bring a sense of fun and enrichment to my students.
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Nicole B.

Nicole B.

Longmont, CO 80504
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$30 / 30-min
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Braeden A.

Greeley, CO

About Braeden

I'm currently pursuing my Master's Degree in Choral Conducting at UNC in Greeley. I have experience as a teacher and performer of many vocal styles, but I'm most experienced with "classical" singing and musical theatre. I will start by talking to you about your goals and experience, and then we will design a plan specifically for you to meet your goals! I believe in positivity and hard work, and will push you to find your "best voice" while always treating you with the respect you deserve.

A bit about my background: Before moving to Greeley, I served on the vocal faculty at Discovery Canyon
Campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado, teaching 6-12 grade students. In my four years at DCC, the choral program’s size tripled to over 500 students; 102 singers were accepted into the various Colorado All-State Choirs; two students were accepted into the 2015 ACDA Honor Choir in Salt Lake City; and my choirs were consistently awarded top marks at CHSAA competitions.
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Mary August 4, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
Braeden knows how to inspire his students. He has the ability to give confidence and make sure techniques are covered. He is also very kind, while being able to make necessary corrections. Lessons with Braeden have been truly rewarding!
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Molly August 4, 2015
Musical Theater · In home
Mr. Ayres was my choir teacher all year, and I took voice lessons from him in the summer. We did a variety of songs from a great musical theater book, including both alto and soprano songs, and that really helped expand my range. He gave me lots of praise, which really helped my to grow in my confidence as a singer.
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Grant July 30, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Mr. Ayres is a fabulous vocal coach. I needed assessment, correction and instruction on my vocal techniques to keep my voice strong for stage acting and singing. He is knowledgeable and has experience not only through his education but through his own singing and training. He taught me in a professional and comfortable manner and made me feel capable and respected. I hope I live near him in the future so I can continue to work with him and strengthen my skills and learn from his experiences. I would highly recommend him as a vocal instructor.
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Braeden A.

Braeden A.

Greeley, CO 80631
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