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Charles C

Charles C

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I work with a variety of learning methods including Hal Leonard, John Thompson, Bastien, Alfred, Hanon, Czerny and Faber.  I select methodology and solo repertoire to best improve my students technique while at the same time keeping their interest and enthusiasm. I also encourage music compostition, arranging and improvisation to those students who express an interest and desire to learn who to write and compose music.  

Helena L

Helena L

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I like to motivate the students to learn.  I will teach fundamentals and theory through teaching guitar, voice or piano.  However, the most important matter for me is the passion that I have for performance and I pass it to my students as I teach music.  I like to make the lesson fun, including the student's interests for every age and level.   

Edward B

Edward B

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I believe the student is there to find a passion.  It is so important to find love for the art, and this is what I try to provide.  A lead-by-example approach is the core of what I do.  I "draw" the student toward their own voice.  It is imperative to help them find their own "style."  The greatest musicians are true originals; and so I do not encourage my students to follow in my footsteps, but to blaze their own trails.

Lilly S

Lilly S

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  I have been a vocalist and a professional musician all of my life. I began taking professional music lessons at four years old, including voice, guitar, piano, songwriting, musical theater/performance art of all kinds, and stage development. Among performing, touring, recording and writing, one of my true passions is teaching music to others. I started my teaching career when I was 19 years old, and became certified by the incredible Dr. Scott Martin at the Academy Of The Arts in Denver. Shortly after, I became a finalist on Season 9 of American Idol. As a contestant, I worked with some of the finest industry professionals and honed my craft.    Since then, I have been successful with many different projects, including my solo act “Swordsmith”; which will be releasing an LP next summer of 2015, and Denver indie-folk rock band “Varlet.” I have released multiple professionally produced full length records, been a guest artist on other friends’ projects, and have done several highly promoted U.S. tours, some alongside national/international acts. I have performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and my original music with Varlet has appeared in an ad campaign for Born/Born Crown Shoes. I have a song featured in the European soundtrack of award-winning independent film The Silent Thief. My latest release with Varlet, American Hymns, continues to receive national airplay on college radio and has received excellent reviews.  

Robert G

Robert G

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I have studied, taught classes, and performed a diverse array of musical styles and although the student’s interests are always a priority, I involve other styles and types of music the student has yet to encounter to inspire the student and broaden their musical ear. In addition, I incorporate as much music theory into the curriculum as the student’s development allows. It is my belief that if the student is equipped with the tools required to analyze and understand how their favorite music is constructed, they can perform and interpret the music on a much higher level.

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