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Ricardo P.

Broomfield, CO

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 tailo
r 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, Bolero 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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Liam Skulley April 11, 2016
Singing · In studio
This guy is fantastic. He has worked with me on everything that I've needed and then some and I would highly recommend him to any of my friends.
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Antony A. April 9, 2016
Piano · In home
Ricardo is very talented, knowledgeable and an excellent instructor. My son was 5 years old when we started with him. My son is now playing the piano well and really enjoys his lesson. I would definitely recommend him.
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Susan April 9, 2016
Piano · In studio
Ricardo is the BEST, he is very talented, he got the ears to hear small detailed nuances of a song's tone, he can catch any small mistake in a music play. Best musician I have ever met. He is an expert as well as teaches piano (classical and contemporary), keyboard, guitar (acoustic, electric and bass), voice, song writing, and band assembly. He is every creative and most importantly, he knows how to teach. Should listen to his CD, its amazing!!! He played almost all of the instruments. Highly recommended.
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Ricardo P.

Ricardo P.

Broomfield, CO 80020
(14)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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William C.

Broomfield, CO

About William

William C. is currently a freelance trombonist, teacher, and arranger based in Denver, CO. This fall, he has started doctoral work at the University of Colorado - Boulder. He completed the bachelor’s degree in music education and performance at Texas Tech University, and the Master’s in trombone performance, and a Performer’s Certificate, at the University of Denver. His extensive resume a wide variety of concerts, clinics, master-classes, performances, and recording sessions; most notably: the TTU Vernacular Music Center, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, Colorado Wind Ensemble, Denver Municipal
Band, Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. Mr. C. has taught all ages of students on trombone, euphonium, tuba, and chamber ensembles for 6 years. He was the brass section leader for the world premiere of the full-length theatrical dance show Dancing at the Crossroads and his arrangements have been played by chamber groups throughout northern Colorado.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are geared towards a set of goals that are created between the student's wants and my expectations for them to be successful at what the student wants to achieve. For each student, I use a different set of pedagogical tools designed to get them to the goals they want. The main goal I have for all my students is that their fundamentals on their instrument will be at the level that they can complete their goals with ease. Over their time with me, they will have the skills to coach themselves when they practice and tackle any music they come across.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect them to provide and music stand and their music. These are both things that they need to have at their home for practice.

*** Specialties ***
I teach and perform both jazz and classical music. Almost any style that uses a trombone or brass instruments, I have performed in and have a strong foundation in.
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Murphy Storen June 13, 2016
Trombone · In home
Verified Student
He's an awesome teacher and an awesome guy. I learned a lot! I would highly recommend him.
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Jeremy January 7, 2016
Trombone · In home
Verified Student
Jeremy really enjoyed his lesson with Bill. Bill is great with kids and I highly recommend him. If he played guitar I might take lessons from him!
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Hadiyah D. December 31, 2015
Tuba · In studio
Verified Student
Thanks so much! We are here on vacation and appreciate the availability of Bill. My daughter has a region audition when we get back home and she needed help with her scales.
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William C.

William C.

Broomfield, CO 80020
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Sarah U.

Broomfield, CO

About Sarah

A 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.
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Lorenzo P. November 8, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Outstanding teacher! Kind, gentle guide for enthusiasm of my kids, and encourages steady skull development.

-- we're very fortunate to have met Sarah!
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Maura M. August 12, 2015
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
What a great first lesson!
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Hannah W. July 22, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter loves her!
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Sarah U.

Sarah U.

Broomfield, CO 80020
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Caitlyn P.

Boulder, CO

About Caitlyn

I'm a vibrant and motivated teacher who loves working with students of all ages and most importantly, sharing my passion for music with those around me. In May of 2014, I graduated from Manhattan School of Music with a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Performance. I also received my Bachelor of Music degree in 2008 from Manhattan School of Music. I have had the amazing opportunity to perform at both Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York and at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. In addition to touring globally, I have performed with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic a
nd the Boulder Philharmonic. I have been teaching for seven years in New York, Nebraska, and California.
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helen P. July 25, 2016
Flute · Online
Verified Student
This was my daughters first lesson with Caitlyn and it was fantastic! My daughter is only 12 and Caitlyn started by making her feel very comfortable, with questions about herself. Caitlyn has a very warm, friendly, encouraging manner and my daughter learnt so much in just half an hour, she cant wait for her lesson next week!
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Kayla January 4, 2016
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Caitlyn is a wonderful teacher, Kayla is very comfortable working with Caitlyn, she looks forward to lesson every week. We have had 3 lessons so far and Kayla has really improved. We are so happy to have found Caitlyn.
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Emily M. March 31, 2015
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Best instructor ever!
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Caitlyn P.

Caitlyn P.

Boulder, CO 80303
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Aaron F.

Broomfield, CO

About Aaron

Aaron is available for in-home, in-studio, and online lessons worldwide. Aaron has been playing guitar for over 15 years and teaching music since 2004. Aaron teaches people of all ages and levels of experience. Although trained in standard teaching methods, Aaron also uses some of his own methods of teaching to positively enhance the student€™s’ strength, dexterity, ear-training, memorization and techniques. His goal as a teacher is specifically designed to help you achieve your goals as an artist and a musician. Aaron is flexible, fun-loving, and takes pride in helping students succeed.

Aa
ron attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Musicology. He is constantly continuing his education with music theory courses and private guitar instruction from Boulder guitar legend Bill Kopper.

Aaron is an expert transcriber for guitar and bass using notation and tablature, effective exercises, and he can break it down and explain complex patterns in a simple, easy-to-understand way that better enhances the students’ learning.

Artists and genres that Aaron has experience with range from John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, The Beatles, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Green Day, and many more. He has been learning tunes by ear for many years and can easily teach any song.

Another nice feature that you might enjoy from one-on-one sessions with Aaron is learning the ability to craft and record your own songs using state of the art technology that caters to your own unique personality. You can record segments of musical selections you are currently working on to see more clearly how to practice. There are no limits!

Lessons are scheduled to best fit to the student'€™s schedule when possible.

Students receive complimentary audio lessons and transcriptions of songs upon their first or second session. Aaron is a very patient instructor and understands that students learn at a different pace. After all guitar is supposed to be fun, not difficult and frustrating.

*** Home Studio Equipment ***
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Godin Multiac Nylon Acoustic/Electric Guitar
Ukulele
Fender 5-string Bass
Drums
Congas, Bongos, Percussions
Macbook running Logic Pro X Software
High-quality vocal/instrumental condenser microphones
Recording Interface
PA System
Marshall JCM 900 Guitar Tube Amp
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Sandi A. June 17, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Aaron has been working with my 11 year old son G since last fall, so my review is sadly overdue. I initially chose him because his musical influences seemed in line with my sons. Since then we have learned much about Aaron, and he has become a wonderful addition to our home. Our first lesson was spent teaching G about his guitar, making sure we had the right tools and listening to music. Aaron took great care to listen to my son and learn about his interests and goals. His patience is endless, and he truly has a passion for opening up students to all types of music. All of the music G has learned is something that they chose together through listening and collaboration.

Over the next several months we enjoyed watching G build on his love of music and he really looks forward to his lessons. Through this process Aaron helped us learn that G was having trouble with hand strength and so he suggested trying the Ukulele until his hands grew a bit and got stronger. Aaron went above and beyond to help us pick the right instrument for him. Since changing over, our home has been filled with the sounds of the Ukulele, and G practices more than ever. Our family is lucky to have found Aaron, and he is the perfect fit for our son.
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Joy J. April 11, 2016
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
My daughter and I both think Aaron is great. I hired him to teach my 7 year old daughter. He's patient, kind, and clearly not only knows his instruments, but also loves them. He has a quiet passion for music that really makes her want to do well.
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Miela T. February 16, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Aaron introduced my 10 year old daughter to guitar and taught her all about the various components of the guitar and some simple chords and notes. He talked about music with her and catered lessons to focus on songs she was interested in. Aaron came to our house, met our whole family and was very professional. As a parent, I couldn't ask for a better teacher!
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Aaron F.

Aaron F.

Broomfield, CO 80020
(8)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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