Music Programs

Denver Metro Area

These listings are for private teachers, music studios, and student orchestras. Headings are included to let you know which area a teacher specializes in. Some teachers may appear in more than one category.
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    Kate Swanson


    Early Childhood Music Education and Private Violin Lessons

    Now enrolling for summer session, June 2-August 22

    Early Childhood Music Education
    General Music classes for ages 0-5 based on Suzuki Early Childhood Education, adapted for single family enjoyment. Using nursery rhymes, basic songs, and percussion instruments, ECME aids in the development of proper speech, motor, rhythm, and pitch skills. Multiple children per family welcome.

    Private Violin Lessons
    Using the Suzuki Method and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, learn appreciation and enjoyment of music through technical, aural, sight-reading, theoretical, and interpretive skills applied to the violin. Ages 6-adult.


Piano Lessons


    Cecilia Gibbs


    Now accepting students for piano lessons!  Over 24 years experience teaching students of all ages, beginning through advanced levels.  Transfer students are always welcome!  Weekly private lessons and bi-monthly group performance lessons are offered..  Private lessons are designed to meet the individual needs and unique talents of each student.  All students are encouraged to participate in recitals as well as annual National Piano Guild auditions.  For more information and a complimentary lesson, please call me at 303-695-6974.  We work hard but have lots of fun!


    Evan Pilate


    I am a graduate from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.  I have a degree in piano performance, and training in playing the cello.  I offer classical instructtion for the paino and cello.  Students may study either instrument with the Suzuki Method or the Traditional Method.  Every student will succeed if they are taught with methods according to their needs.  Every student is a special and unique human being, and I tailor my instruction to their needs.  I am looking for commited students who are willing to work diligently.  My rate is the same whether I teach in my home or the student's home.  Please contact me to find out more about tuition costs.


    Mary’s Piano Studio


    Beginning Piano Lessons in Aurora

    I am a home school mom with a music education degree and 9 years experience teaching music.  I am interested in sharing my love for music with piano students.  Beginning in September 2012, I will be offering half hour music lessons at $15.00 per half hour ($60.00 per month).  The first introductry lesson is free.  References are available.



    Peggy Taylor


    I have a B.A. in Piano, a home studio, and about 30 students, almost a third of which are homeschool students . We have periodic group lessons where students play for each other, then have music games to work on  skills. We also do twice yearly recitals, and have several other performing opportunities. I'm a Christian, and have 3 children in their 20's who still  walk with the Lord. My husband and I are active in our local church.



    Devon Newburn


    Newburn Music Studio is now accepting piano students of all ages and abilities! I am a Christian homeschool graduate, M.M. from the University of Mississippi, and will begin a D.M.A. in piano performance at University of Colorado this fall. I offer instruction in Classical, Jazz/Pop, or Music Theory tutoring. Music is enjoyable, important, and helpful in so many ways, and I’m excited to help you reach your musical goals! Weekly private or duo/group lessons 30, 45, or 60 minutes in length. Able to teach in student’s home, sibling discount offered. Please contact me for rates and schedule availability.



    Miriam Kapner


    Private piano and oboe lessons offered by professional musician. 15 years of teaching experience, and graduate degrees in music. Beginners of all ages are welcome! Learn how to read music at any age. Find out why those who study music excel in other academics. References available. Rates start at $25 for 30 minutes.


    Tunable Hearts Music Stodio, LLC


    Rachel Adams has been teaching music in Colorado schools and private lessons for over six years. She offers private music lessons in piano, voice, and violin. General music and music theory tutoring are also available. Affordable lessons and family rates area available. Call or email to reserve your lessons!



    Joyful Noise Music

    Leah Ross


    1) Private Piano Lessons: including monthly group lessons for composition, performance & musical games. Beginner to Advanced Levels.
    2) NEW! Joyful Noise Homeschool Chorus & Worship Team: Choral Performance, Harmony & Blending, Praise Song Composition, Worship Team Leadership, Instrumental Accompaniment.
    3) Joyful Noise Summer Music Camps: Week-long summer music camps held at the Children's Music Academy Studio. Call or email for more information: Leah Ross, Joyful Noise Music; 303-730-1283 or



    Peggy Gregory


    Peggy Gregory Nationally certified by Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) . Over 30 years experience. All levels, ages 7 and older. Opportunities for recitals and involvement in non-competitive as well as competitive events through Douglas-Elbert Music Teachers Association (DEMTA). Member of Colorado State Music Teachers Association (CSMTA).


    Kathlyn Gogarty-Baines


    Piano Lessons-Positive/Experienced Teacher

    The piano is a joyful place for me and I work to provide this same joyful experience for students. I love the classics, Beethoven, Bach, Chopin and strive to expose all students to classical music. As I work to develop a student’s skills on the piano, through the music we play, I strive for a positive and enriching experience at each lesson. References available

      Instructor Training: 42 years of piano, Bachelor of Science in education, continued piano instruction.

      Tuition: $75 monthly – four half hour sessions. Books additional.

      Ages: Five and up



    Highlands Ranch


      Valor Symphonics – Youth Orchestra Redefined


      Valor Symphonics is bringing a fresh approach to the arts in south Denver, with an emphasis on creating multi-sensory musical experiences to classical music concert-goers. Using the talents of various consultants, including those in the areas of media, lighting, art and dance, the goal of Valor Symphonics is to make concerts excellent, creative, educational, interactive and fun. Headed by experienced local musicians Rick Paswaters and David Rutherford, the young musicians who join this new youth orchestra will be in exceptionally good hands. Mr. Paswaters holds a Masters degree in conducting from Azusa Pacific University, teaches music at Valor Christian High School, and has over twenty years of experience as musical director at large churches in the western United States. Mr. Rutherford, who holds his undergraduate and graduate degrees from UNC, has been an educator and orchestral director for over twenty years, and is well-known as the morning host on CPR’s KVOD (90.1 FM). Both men have a passion for developing the talent of young musicians through excellence, education and mentoring.