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Allor, Cynthia • Piano • email Cynthia •  Aurora, CO 80015
BA University of Arkansas. Specializing in beginning Piano. All ages welcome.

Boltz, Paula • Voice • 303-751-9037 • email Paula • Aurora, CO 80017
BME: University of CO, Boulder; MME Columbia University, New York , NY; MFA in Vocal Performance from Texas Women’s University in Denton, TX. Aspen Music School, Aspen, CO, Boris Goldofsky Opera Workshop, Manhattan School o f Music, NY, NY, San Francisco Opera Auditions Finalist. Member of National Association Teachers of Singing, Music Teachers National Association, Aurora Music Teacher Association. Performances include Soloist, Recitals, Choral, Opera, Musicals, and Light Opera.

Castro, Mike • Piano /Theory/Composition/Improvisation • 720-998-3464 • email Mike  • Aurora, CO 80013
BA Piano Performance from Towson University. Specializing in classical, video game music, rock & roll, popular, jazz, blues, and Broadway Show Tunes. Accepting students beginning to advanced.

Christus, Grace • Piano / Theory/Composition • 720-934-7770 • email Grace • Aurora, CO 80017 
BM Piano Performance, Julliard School, NY, NY and George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, TN. MM Piano Performance Manhattan School of Music, NY, NY. Age 6 & up, beginning through advanced. Individual composition lessons or classes. Publishes own music through Jade Press.

Coats, Kay • Piano /Voice/Guitar/Electric Bass 303-699-4769 • email Kay  • Centennial, CO 80015

Combellick, Linda • Voice/Piano •  303-524-4934 • email Linda • 3 locations: Aurora, 80014/Centennial, 80015 /Highlands Ranch 80129
Linda Combellick has degrees in Theater Performance, Vocal Performance, and in Music Education. She teaches voice and piano to students of all ages in her private studio, Vocal Visions, which number between 35 and 45 individuals. She has taught privately for over 20 years. Linda is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Her high school students have won Vocal Concerto Competitions and State Senior Performance Competitions with MTNA; have placed as finalists in NATS competitions; and have performed in numerous musical theater productions. Adult and school-age students have also performed in various community and professional theater venues. She has taught General Music for Elementary School children in the Cherry Creek School District as well as Choir at the Middle School level and has conducted church choirs. She prepares students for auditions for schools of the arts, All-State Choir, local theaters, national and local talent searches, and college scholarship applications.

Cottingham, Kerry • Piano/Voice • 303-755-3045 • email Kerry  • Aurora, CO 80014
BA degree. Over 30 years experience. All ages, private and group lessons, including theory, improvisation, and ear training. Also offers computer assisted composition, computer-assisted theory and transposing for accompanists. Plays for parties, weddings, etc. Sings in the Cherry Creek Chorale. State Certified through MTNA and member of National guild of Piano Teachers, and National Association of Teachers of Singing. Owner/manager of Colorado Music Institute, 12201 E Arapahoe Rd., Centennial 80112 Phone no: 303-347- 9447,

Fahrion, Stacy  • Piano / Composition • email Stacy • Centennial, CO 80015
Music instructor at CCA; MM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. Beginning to Advanced, adults and children 7+.

Fraser, Gudrun • Piano/ Voice • 303-400-7133 • email Gudrun  • Aurora, CO 80013
Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance. Studied and concertized in New York and Europe. Accompanist for the Colorado Ballet, and many musical performances. Many of my students attend the Denver School of the Arts. My choir has sung the National Anthem at the Denver nuggets for three years in a row. I teach ages 7-adult, beginners through college level.

Genova, David • Piano/Electronic Music/Theory • 303-690-4113 • email David  • Aurora, CO 80013-2445 Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy. University of Denver Lamont School of Music.

Gilmer, Jerome • Piano, Composition, Electronic Music Production •  303-649-1830 • email Jeromejeromegilmer.com
BM in Music (Jazz Studies), MM in Music (Theory and Composition). Working with teens and adults, teaching beginning to advanced students with an emphasis on contemporary, pop & jazz styles, music theory, composition, orchestration, and improvisation. Also teaching and consulting on Dorico and Sibelius notation software and Digital Performer and Logic Pro X audio workstation software. Studio has a well maintained Yamaha C7 grand and state of the art piano recording facilities.

Gottlieb, Gabriela Kaufmann • Piano • Cell: 303-829-2660 • email Gabriela • Located near the Cherry Creek High School area.  www.gabrielakgottlieb.com
Gabriela was born in Chile. She is a pianist and piano teacher who loves to teach and perform in the community with her students. She has recorded several albums. Gabriela earned her BA in Piano Performance and Education at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv University, Israel. In 1983, she moved to the US to study Piano Pedagogy with Frances Clark in Princeton, NJ. In 1986 she completed her Masters in Piano Performance at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. She moved to Denver in 1994 and her goal is to make her students good musicians and fine people.

Larsen, Thayne • Piano/Organ/Theory/Choir Director •  303-751-7046 • email Thayne  • Aurora, CO 80014-3468 Organized the Aurora Music Teachers Association. Past president of CSMTA. 48 years teaching experience. Certified teacher of music at all levels. Owner of the business Music Masters which can be found at www.pianomandenver.com Is currently organist and Choir Director for the LDS Church. Formal studies with Gladys Gladstone at the University of Utah. Experienced pre-collegiate teacher.

Lewis, Larisa M. • Violin/Theory/Piano • 303-750-0951 • email Larisa  • Aurora, CO 80014 www.harmonyofstrings.com
MM in Violin and Violin Pedagogy from Nezchdanova Conservatorie, Odessa, Ukraine. Studies included aesthetics, philosophy, psychology, pedagogy and cultural history of Western Europe. Performed with the Lesenko Conservatorie Symphony Orchestra in Lviv, Ukraine for nine years. Violin Instructor at the Prof. Stolarsky Special Music School for Gifted Children in Odessa, Ukraine for eleven years. Currently providing private Violin instruction at the Larisa Lewis Violin Studio in Aurora, CO.

Lutsky, Anna • Piano/Theory Studio • 303-306-9594 • email Anna • Aurora, CO 80014-1613
B.A. in Music from Krushelnitska Musical College with focus on Piano Pedagogy; M. M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Lisenko Conservatory in Lvov (Ukraine); Ph.D. in Music Education/Pedagogy. Experienced in teaching all ages and all levels for over 35 years. Classical and jazz styles.

Markey, Ann, NCTM • Piano/Theory • 303-349-1440 • email Ann • Piano Studio of Ann Markey, 1428 Quebec Street Denver, CO 80220
Over 38 years experience.

Newman, Elana • Piano •  303-750-5037 & 303-667-4567 •  email Elana • Southeast Denver 80231
Teachers Licentiate, Trinity college of Music, London.  Piano, Theory, and History of Music, in relaxed, friendly but thorough sessions. All levels, and beginners of all ages welcome.

Niemczura, Charles (Nemo) • Clarinet/ Saxophone/ Flute /Piccolo • 303-770-0862 •  email Nemo •  Denver, CO 80237
B.S. in Music Performance at CU. Teaches in Aurora at Calliope Music Studios: 2600 S. Parker Road, Building 7, Aurora, CO

Novak, Lou • Piano/Organ/Theory • 720-339-8775 • email Lou  • Denver, CO 80222
B.A. in Music, M.M. in Piano Pedagogy, PhD in Musicology. Adjudicator for National Guild of Piano Teachers. Oh,

Seung-Mee • Piano/Theory/Accompanying/Ensemble • 303-690-4556 • email Seung-Mee • Aurora, CO 80013
BA in Piano Performance. Rocky Ridge Music Center Scholarship Recipient and also studied in Aspen Music School. Willing to drive to student’s house without an extra fee. Available for weddings, funerals, accompanying churches and school.

Paciuc, Karen Dubovoy • Piano/Theory • 720-328-9584 • email Karen • Piano 11981 E. Lake Circle Greenwood village, CO 80111
BM Piano Performance. Teaching piano, all ages and levels. music theory and Music History, for teens and adults.

Pilate, Evan • Piano/Cello •  720-206-7669 • email Evan • Aurora, CO 80013
BA Piano Performance, Lamont School of Music, University Denver. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, a prestigious national music honor society which honors music teaching professionals.

Roberts-Ramsbotham, Hazel, NCTM • Piano/Theory/Composition • 720-810-6161 • email Hazel  • 377 South Wheeling Way Aurora, CO 80012
BA with honor in Music and Music Education, MM in Piano Performance. PACE Teacher. Adjudicator of National Guild of Piano Teachers. Many years experience. Private and group lessons each week. Member of American College of Musicians. Chairman of the National Piano Guild Auditions in Aurora. Past president of Wyoming MTA and AMTA. Nationally Certified Teacher of Music since 1967.

Rockley, Lianne Pieffer • Flute •  303-233-4444 • email Lianne • Flute/Rockley Music Education Center 8555 West Colfax Ave. Lakewood, CO 80215
BM in Flute Performance-University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory. Co-owner of Rockley Music Center.

Roper, Carol • Voice/Piano •  303-366-8115 • email Carol • 908 Zion St. Aurora, CO 80011

Rovner, Uri Ayn • Piano/Brass/Flute/Torah Chant ¶  303-750-6221 • email Uri • calliopemusicstudios.org Studio: Calliope Music Studios 2600 S. Parker Rd, Bldg. 7, Suite 170, Aurora, CO 80014
BA Music Ed. University of Massachusetts, 1973. Specializing in beginner to advanced classical and jazz piano. Also teaches LH only piano students and piano for the blind. Torah chant for B’nai Mitzvah.

Seier, Josee D. • Piano/ Theory • 303-680-7904 • email Josee  • Aurora, CO 80016

Spitzer, Jan NCTM 303-355-1489  • Piano • email Jan • Denver, CO 80224
NCTM Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. B.M. Piano and M.A. in Piano Pedagogy. Teaches all levels and ages.

Thompson-Lloyd, Nancy J. • Piano/Organ •  303-696-1373 • Aurora, CO 80013
M.A. in Piano Performance/Pedagogy from DU. All ages, beginners through early advanced. Collegiate certification with American Guild of Organists (CAGO). Organist for Faith Presbyterian Church, Aurora. Studio located near Chambers and Iliff.

Townend, Mandy Bomar • Piano/Theory •  303-912-4493 • email Mandy  • 14965 East Radcliff Drive Aurora, CO 80015-1341
D.M.A. Piano Performance. Pedagogy & Literature. 30 years experience teaching all ages and levels. Organist for St. Andrews Lutheran Church. Free lance accompanist for ensemble groups and soloists.

Vanderslice, Mary • Piano • 303-809-9940 • email Mary • maryvanderslicepiano.com  • Centennial, CO 80015
Teacher of private piano out of home studio in Piney Creek since 2003, ages 7-adult, beginner-advanced.Graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Metropolitan State University of Denver May 2013. Performed in Master Classes with Master Class teachers Jeremy Denk, Aldo Ragone and Robert Durso (Taubman Institute). Studied private piano with Hsing-ay Hsu. Studied private piano and collaborative piano with Dr. Tamara Goldstein. Studied organ with Dr. Joyce Kull. Accompanied mainly vocal soloists and choirs, most recently, with 2012 NATS competition; accompanying a Vocalist with Master Class Teacher Judith Christen; and children’s choir volunteer accompanist at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church 2006-2009. Accompanied Adult Choir under the direction of Erika Ray, on piano and organ at St. Mary’s Parish, Littleton, 9/14- 12/14. Performed and participated as a student in Rocky Ridge Music Center Adult Piano Seminar, Estes Park, CO May, 2017.

Williams, Catherine • Piano/Organ • 720-670-7607 • email Catherine • cpianostudio.mymusicstaff.com 19997 E. Wagontrail Dr. Centennial, CO 80015
BA in Piano, BM in Piano Performance, Metropolitan State University of Denver. Catherine Williams (Cat) recently attained her Collegiate (CAGO) certificate from the American Guild of Organists in the Spring of 2019 under the instruction of Dr. Cindy Lindeen- Martin. In addition to playing occasional organ gigs, she has maintained a private piano studio for ten years. She also sings with Saint Martin’s Chamber Choir and the Denver Pro Chorale. Cat and her husband (Aaron) have a son, Augustine, named after their August Forster piano. Cat teaches piano lessons to students age 7+.