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Daniel A.

Aurora, CO

About Daniel

Now accepting students in Aurora, Co. and surrounding areas!!!

In addition to teaching music, I have also worked as a special education assistant and wrestling/track coach at Lake Zurich Middle School South and an assistant Kung Fu/Tai Chi instructor at Green Mountain Arts in Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois. Jazz piano, Voice, and Composition are my main areas of expertise. However, I have also been recording, and playing guitar almost my entire life. I fully believe in music education not only for entertainment and personal enjoyment, but for many other means. Beyond its capacity for being
used as entertainment, music aids in learning, helps develop advanced motor skills, increases memory function, and many other purposes for a well rounded education. It is my goal to help educate the next generation in traditional music practices as well as incorporate new techniques that are relevant to our current day and age.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lesson plans vary from person to person. I always make it a point to get to know the student's existing musical knowledge, goals, and background before I create a personalized lesson plan. All important concepts are covered as they are needed so students can understand theoretical concepts based upon actual application and usage. In short, I teach in a way that students can "dig in" right away and play, create, improvise, sing and/or compose freely and naturally. I always encourage students or parents to contact me with their goals, previous musical training, etc., and discuss what they really want out of lessons so they can get the most out of taking me on as an instructor.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic and Electric piano, Digital Recording Studio, Extensive library and teaching resources

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Has taught a minimum of 25 lessons and has received the highest
feedback rating from students.Jazz Piano, Composition, Choral
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James L. November 14, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Daniel was very patient with me with our first lessons. I would highly reccomend daniel to anyone who likes a teacher who will patiently guide them to become a better singer and person.
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Noah F. July 6, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Daniel is very talented & did a good job giving my 2 grandsons their first singing lessons as a duet.
We intend to schedule more lessons
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Gianna W. November 3, 2015
Calligraphy · In studio
Verified Student
Daniel was very knowledgeable, very patient with my 9 year old and taught at her pace. The environment was clean and quiet and conducive for learning. We both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Would recommend to anyone!
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Daniel A.

Aurora, CO 80017
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starting at
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Ellen W.

Littleton, CO

About Ellen

Lowell Mason, often called the father of music education believed that music contributed to the well-being of the individual: “It united that person with God and created better homes, and better citizens, and happier human beings.

In other words, music helps society in that people are more loving, happy, and law abiding.

I aim to teach my students not just how to sing, but the value of music and how it can change their lives and the lives of others. Music is much more than a group of pitches and rhythms put together to form something pleasing to our ears. Music is the study of science
, a record of human history, an international language, and therapy to the human soul.

I grew up in Centennial, Colorado and started playing the violin in 4th grade. I developed an interest in singing in middle school, and started voice lessons when I was 16. I have been singing ever since!

I graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho in April 2009, with a Bachelor degree in Music Science. I emphasized in vocal instruction.

I am happily married to my husband, Kevin, who is currently studying to be an optometrist.
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Marianne T. June 22, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
She is incredible, fantastic! My daughter and I love her! She's very sweet and a great teacher. She connected with my daughter and my daughter loves her lessons. Absolutely recommend her!
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Lara H. October 29, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Ellen is excellent! She has listened to our daughter and helped her to learn several songs on the violin which is what she wanted. She is actually practicing almost daily! Ellen plays alongside her so she can get a feel for the notes and how they sound. I like the way she teaches. She encourages and praises our daughter all the time.
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Ellen W.

Littleton, CO 80126
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Gregory S.

Monument, CO

About Gregory

Featured in PBS' Great Performances: Live From Lincoln Center telecast of New York City Opera's "The Magic Flute"; the Spoleto Festival's Italian telecast of "The Girl of the Golden West", directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Bruce Beresford; the UC Davis Symphony's film of "Duke Bluebeard's Castle"; the American premiere of Garcia's "Requiem" at Carnegie Hall; Scotland's Edinburgh Festival production of "The Consul," cast and directed by the composer, Gian Carlo Menotti; and, in NPR broadcasts of 15 of his 30 roles with San Francisco Opera; bass Gregory Stapp has performed with 100+ American a
rts groups including the Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony, as well as in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan and China. He graduated from Loretto Heights College and the Academy of Vocal Arts; was appointed to the San Francisco Opera/Affiliate Artists–Opera Program; received one of SFO's inaugural Adler Fellowships; and, won prizes from the Metropolitan Opera, Baltimore Opera, Sullivan Musical Foundation and National Institute for Music Theatre. He was vocal music director of "My Fair Lady" and "Jesus Christ Superstar" for Cherry Creek High School; taught Conducting and directed the Jazz Choir at Loretto Heights College; taught Voice at Indiana University; and, taught Conducting, Voice, Music History, Opera Workshop, Film Music History at Notre Dame de Namur University, where he also directed and conducted Opera Scenes programs and conducted "The Marriage of Figaro."

He's also taught voice privately for 40 years and his students have found joy and success. Gregory teaches regularly in Aurora, CO and Monument, CO, serving the communities and surrounding environs of metropolitan Denver and Colorado Springs.
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Lisa November 15, 2016
Singing · In home
Gregory is a wonderful instructor, kind yet direct in his instruction, so very knowledgable about singing it's truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Whether one is a serious student with a career future in mind, or someone who wants to sing better, Gregory will treat that student with equal respect. It's easy to see he loves singing and helping others achieve their personal goals. Highly recommended!
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Madison Benton August 29, 2016
Broadway Singing · In studio
Gregory has been more than fantastic, I have never felt more connected with music and my own voice than ever before. He helped me understand the little structures I can do with my voice and stage acting to help me excel in the future.
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Madison benton November 17, 2015
Audition Prep · In studio
Verified Student
Fantastic first lesson. He really took the time to get to know me and where I want to go with my skills.
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Gregory S.

Monument, CO 80132
(16)
starting at
$50 / 30-min
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Stacey R.

Denver, CO

About Stacey

I am a lifelong student of many subjects. My approach to teaching is one of patience and enthusiasm. I do my best to understand the student's learning style and teach accordingly.
I have been a professional actor, model, and singer for 10 years. I specialize in on-camera acting for TV commercials, industrial video, and host. Most of the modeling I've done is commercial print and live promotional modeling. I've taught group acting classes to kids ages 6-17, including on-camera auditioning, stage directions, script analysis, and business skills (headshot/resume, finding an agent, industry term
s, etc.).
My singing experience includes pop, musical theatre, and jazz. I've coached students who believed they were hopeless, and they were pleased to discover their gifts and see growth!
I am a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and have taught for 3 years, both group classes and privately.
I minored in French in college and tutored beginning French.
My motto: Never stop learning!
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Judi V. October 25, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Stacey is very encouraging and starts where the student is. In my case, that is at the lowest beginner level. I look forward to working with her.
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Judi V. October 25, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Stacey is very encouraging and starts where the student is. In my case, that is at the lowest beginner level. I look forward to working with her.
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Natalie September 12, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Stacey from the very beginning was bright eyed, attentive, present and matched my enthusiasm exactly. I had a wonderful first lesson and cannot wait for next week!
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Stacey R.

Denver, CO 80218
(11)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Rose H.

Denver, CO

About Rose

A few years ago, I stepped outside of my apartment to do something immensely difficult: find lunch. As I walked down the streets of Geoje Island, South Korea that first day of arrival, I was overwhelmed by the tall buildings, trucks blasting a strange language over loud speakers, and incomprehensible signs in Hangul. However, two years later, I would think of it as the best experience of my life so far, and one that I hope to experience again and again in new countries.

I have extensive experience in cross cultural training and teaching. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Univer
sity of Akron in December of 2008 with a baccalaureate in Anthropology and a minor in English, and I graduated with a Masters in TESL from Kent State University in August of 2011 with a 3.95 grade point average. I began teaching English at a community center in 2010. I spent over two years teaching at the university level and two years teaching English classes in an elementary school in South Korea. I have been in the field of teaching for over sixteen years. In addition to teaching English I have taught horseback riding, swimming, and ballroom dancing.

I always give one hundred percent and take initiative in leading projects to better serve my students. During the time that I taught at Kent State University, the ESL center underwent some dramatic changes in which I participated. The head of the department began to standardize our curriculum. Committees were formed to create a curriculum for every course. I led the listening committee and co-created a curriculum for listening courses at all levels. We worked with the speaking committee to choose an integrated textbook series for all listening and speaking courses. I then trained all new listening instructors. In my time at Kent State University, I would often spend time outside the classroom helping students with assignments. I often set aside office time to meet with every student to give them individual feedback on their assignments.

While I was in S. Korea, I spent much time outside of school hours working with students and creating materials for the classroom. I often created new materials based off the research of my favorite TESL scholar, Paul Nation. I created many on-line presentations to help students learn grammar and vocabulary. I also wrote stories using simple grammar and words taken from a list of the 2,000 most common words. I created board games for students to encourage them to use the language in an authentic way. In addition, I helped students prepare for speech contests. I spent time after school with several students helping them to develop and articulate their speeches.

My professional goals are to create curricula and new exciting materials for the English language classroom, and to continue to develop as a teacher. I am particularly interested in the connection between dancing and language learning. Recently, I have been working on a curriculum that uses Swing dancing to teach English language students fundamental vocabulary and grammar while learning about American culture.

My personal goal is to experience as much of the world as possible. Every time I enter into a new culture, my world not only opens up to different ways of doing things, I also learn more about myself. Seeing myself through the lens of another culture helped me to understand who I am, what I stand for, what I want to be. I realized that every culture contains both unimaginable beauty and some aspects that could use changing. I really enjoy seeing the different ways people do things and trying to understand why they do it the way that they do.

I will contribute my expertise in teaching, leadership, ambition, and love for others. I hope to bring the principles of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) to programs around the world to facilitate life-long language learning in students. I want to ignite in them a love for learning that will burn long after I leave them. I hope to create new leaders who will emerge to make the world a better place.
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Lin January 17, 2017
ESL · Online
Rose is an excellent and dedicated ESL teacher. She quickly gains an excellent rapport with her students and creates an atmosphere to learn easily and quickly.
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Linda January 17, 2017
Horseback Riding · In studio
Rose worked for me at one of her early teaching experiences as a therapeutic horseback riding instructor for special needs children and adults. The students loved her. She was enthusiastic and dependable. I still use many of her teaching methods as well as her curriculum for the program which she created on her own time. She put countless hours into her lesson plans, above and beyond what was required. She is person who loves to teach.
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Andrew January 17, 2017
Ballroom Dance · In studio
I had several dance instructors, Rose has been by far the best. She takes a vested interest in what motivates you. She was always attentive and customized the lessons to me rather than using a one size fits all mentality.
I would highly recommend Rose.
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Rose H.

Rose H.

Denver, CO 80226
(3)
starting at
$45 / 45-min

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