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Doug S.
(877) 231-8505
E 104 Drive
Commerce City, CO
Subjects
Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Upright Bass, Music Theory, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in latin, jazz, popular and classical guitar. I teach all styles including rock, blues, folk and country. Focus on teaching chords, scales, theory and reading skills.
Education
Denver Institute of Technology - Drafting - July 1976-1977 (Associate degree received) University of Colorado At Denver - Music - 1982 (not complete) University of Denver - Music - 2009-Present (not complete)
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Mike M.
(877) 231-8505
Walnut Street
Denver, CO
Subjects
Drums, Percussion
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Music, Drum set, Orchestral Snare Drum Technique, Hand Drums, World Percussion Moeller Technique, Multi-Fulcrum Technique, Four-Limb Cordination and independance, Odd time, Polyrhythms, Mixed Meter! Capable of teaching drum set Reading and Notation! Also capable of teaching ALL STYLES of music. If you can think of it, I have played it. Too many to list here.
Education
Cherry Creek High School - Jazz Drumset/Marching Band/Orchestral - 9/92-4/96 (degree received) California Institute of the Arts - Jazz Drumset/Orchestral/World Percussion - 9/98-12/01 (degree received)
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Sonya H.
(877) 231-8505
Washington St
Denver, CO
Subjects
Violin, Viola
Ages Taught
5 to 12
Specialties
I was trained in the Suzuki method starting at the age of four. I have a good deal of teaching experience using this method up to Book 4 and have also spent time working with students on elementary/middle school orchestral pieces.
Education
Syracuse University - Music, Biology - 8/2003-5/2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Rachel P.
(877) 231-8505
E. Girard Avenue
Denver, CO
Subjects
Piano, Trumpet, Cello, Bassoon, Music Performance, Violin, Drums, Tuba, Flute, Viola, Clarinet, Ukulele, Trombone, French Horn, Oboe, Percussion, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 20
Specialties
I teach beginner to advanced level flute as well as beginner to intermediate guitar, piano, percussion, woodwinds, and brass. I am a classically trained musician, so I know more about classic/baroque/romantic music. However, I do have experience with jazz and mainstream music.
Education
Eastern University - Music Education and Music Performance - 2004-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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AnnaBeth D.
(877) 231-8505
E Girard Ave
Denver, CO
Subjects
Songwriting, Piano, Opera Voice, Music Performance, Speaking Voice, Singing, Music Theory, Acting, Theatrical Broadway Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Piano and vocals: beg to adv Comfortable teaching adults I focus on a basic, historically taught technique that is good for the human vocal instrument, with an emphasis that this basic technique can be applied to any style, from Rock to Opera, from Jazz to Broadway. With proper knowledge of the vocal instrument, both physically and theoretically, I find students progressing with strength and confidence in what each works at through lessons. I put great focus on the fact that I am present to f…
Education
Bishop Machebeuf Catholic High School - - 8/93-6/97 (not complete) Regis University - English, Education, minor in Music - 1/98-9/99 (not complete) Lamont School of Music, at The University of Denver - Vocal Performance - 9/00-6/04 (Bachelor's degree received) Mountain BOCES - Education Certification, Music K-12 - 9/06-6/07 (Degree received)
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Kramer K.
(877) 231-8505
Emerson St.
Denver, CO
Subjects
Music Performance, Upright Bass, Piano, Music Theory, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
12 to 99
Specialties
I like to use a fun, but practical approach to teaching that utilizes musical examples, auditory and visual learning, and well as conceptual ideas. I teach music theory, improvisation, as well as ideas for playing with a group. I also teach some technique, in order to facilitate progress, and to avoid injury or unnecessary physical strain. Sometimes, I use instructional books for particular lessons as well. Genres that I specialize in include, but are not limited to rock, funk, jazz, alternat…
Education
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Music Performance - Sept. 2005 - June 2009 (not complete)
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John Taylor
4901 W 93rd Ave Unit #816
Westminster, CO
Instruments
Composition, Electric Bass, Guitar, Other, Theory
Styles
Blues, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$35
Years of Experience
7 Years

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S. Parker G.
(877) 231-8505
East Kentucky Ave
Denver, CO
Subjects
Classical Guitar, Music Theory, Guitar, Songwriting
Ages Taught
7 to 99
Specialties
guitar, acoustic guitar, music, songwriting, classical guitar, electric guitar, music theory
Education
Chaparral HS - General - 1999-2002 Metropolitan State College of Denver - Music Composition - 2005-present
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Bianca Herbert
1751 S Granby St -
Aurora, CO
Instruments
Audio Recording, Cello, Chorus, Composition, Ear Training, Music Business, Music Therapy, Other, Piano, Suzuki Method, Theory, Viola, Violin, Voice
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$38
Years of Experience
16 Years

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Beth S.
(877) 231-8505
East Hampden Ave
Denver, CO
Subjects
Piano
Ages Taught
3 to 99
Specialties
music, Piano classical piano
Education
Royalton Hartland Central School - Music - 1986-1990 Metro State College of Denver - Music/Piano - beginning May 2008
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Tuning Up:

Remember when that insensitive band teacher told you you’re not musical?
Forget it—we are all wired for music. If you can get beyond those self-doubts
and readjust some preconceived notions about how to play and listen to music,
you can touch a medium that can touch you back in powerfully moving ways.

By Allan Richter

From October, 2008

If you feel musically inadequate, your personal history probably tells the story. “Band” was the last elective you ever considered in school. And when it’s time for group singing at religious services, you mouth the words, cower in the pew and wish for the confines of a shower stall.

But those self-doubts about musical talent may be for naught. We are all wired for music. And while few can match the output of a Schubert, Ellington or McCartney, many of us have the capacity to play an instrument and learn how to listen to music with greater appreciation and more clarity.

About 10% of the population simply does not like music, says neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, PhD. “For those that it is accessible to, though, it’s never too late to play an instrument,” Levitin adds. “People who have been told all their lives that they’re not musical shouldn’t listen. When they were 10, some schoolmarm said, ‘Just mouth the words while the rest of us sing.’ So they never got this training that they could have used to be singing better. Most people are more musical than they realize.”

Those discouraging schoolmarms appear to have succeeded. Barry Bittman, MD, a neurologist who heads the Mind-Body Wellness Center in Meadville, Pennsylvania, points to census data that showed that less than 8% of people over age 18 had picked up a musical instrument in the course of one year.

Bittman says research shows the tangible health benefits of playing a musical instrument. In one study published in Medical Science Monitor (2/05), playing recreational music reversed 19 genetic switches that turn on the stress response believed to play a role in the development of cancer, diabetes and other diseases. The research showed that musical expression was three times more effective in reducing stress than simply relaxing with a newspaper, says Bittman, the study’s principal investigator.

Becoming a Player

A big challenge for adult beginners is to avoid getting hung up on years of listening experience. While music therapists employ recognizable strains of music with their clients, familiarity can work against adults learning a new instrument, says Julie Lyonn Lieberman, a violinist and composer who conducts workshops to help musicians avoid injury to body or mind while learning their craft.

“Adults become very agenda-focused because they know the difference between something that sounds impressive or inspiring and something that sounds simple or basic, like a scale or Mary Had a Little Lamb,” Lieberman says. “Adults want to create sound at the level they’ve already heard it” and give up when they can’t play it quickly...

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