Music Lessons
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Lessons start at $25.00 per half hour.
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“Music expresses that which cannot be said,
 and on which it is impossible to be silent.” ~Victor Hugo~

Sammy Dee Morton
Electric and Acoustic Blues, Rock and Country.
Sammy Dee Morton has played Louisiana and Texas style Blues for 25 years. His smooth, soulful and energetic way of playing has captured many an ear. Sammy Dee developed his chops playing alongside Blues and Cajun performers such as Kenny Neal, Debbie Davies, Tab Benoit, and Doug Kershaw. More;

Helen Peterson

Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele and Vocals

Helen has over 15 years teaching experience Specializing in Folk, Country, and "The songs you want to learn" She especially enjoys teaching adults to sing while they play, and working with children.

Michelle Huster

Violin, Viola and Cello

Michelle has been teaching violin, viola and cello in Longmont for over 18 years, and holds a Bachelor in Music Ed from UNC Greeley, as well as a K-12 license in Music Education from the Colorado Department of Education. She's most passionate about teaching string instruments and music, and has experience working with all ages from 4 to adult.
Sam Marvin
Guitar Theory, Method, Improvisation Techniques

Sam Marvin is a knowledgeable and ambitious teacher who is happy to work with students of all ages and skill levels. He has 15 years of experience as a musician, receiving Bachelors Degrees in Music and Psychology from Boston College in 2012, and a Masters Degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Chicago in 2013. His focus for lessons generally centers around improving fundamental skills needed for playing guitar, including guitar Method, Theory, and Improvisation Techniques. "My goal for lessons is to give you, the student, the tools necessary to learn any song or style quickly and easily, and to enhance your ability to effectively teach yourself the music you wish to play. I employ many techniques designed to push you out of your comfort zone that will help bring your playing to the next level."

Cornelius Alfredo Duncan Jr.

Hand Percussion, Mambo, Chachacaha, Merengue and African-Cuban Conga

Cornelius has studied under greats such as Mongo Santamaria, Poncho Sanchez, and Sun Ra; who taught him that there is no more qualified teacher of music than Mother Nature, and having a true love and respect for other musicians from all walks of life is key.
Beryl Durazo
Vocal Instruction

Beryl has over 10 years experience in the performing arts including performances in Italy, France, Belgium and Holland with her Community College Choir Yuma Youth Choir. Prior to these tours she received vocal training from Dr.Elizabeth Tibbs at Arizona Western College. While there she also received training in performing arts through the theatre with Dr. Chip Straley.
"I began teaching lessons in 2015 to Jordynn Lee of Longmont, Colorado as she began her journey in Longmont Idol. Since this start, I now teach 5+ students between the ages of 7 and 18. I enjoy teaching these lessons and helping students prepare for recitals and performances. From building basic singing skills to training a well-oiled performer, I am up for the task and look forward to learning with my students."

Bethany Nickel 

Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone

Bethany Nickel is a certified K--‐12 music teacher who specializes in woodwind instruction including classical and jazz styles for flute, clarinet, and saxophone. She has taught public school band in Kansas and Colorado and private school band and music technology in Quito, Ecuador. She holds a Bachelors in Music Education from the University of North Texas and a Masters in Music Education from the University of Colorado Boulder. Bethany enjoys working with all age groups and levels of students; and likes to design lessons to help meet individual musical goals.

Renee Clay
Traditional, Suzuki and Alternative Piano Instruction

Renee Clay has over twenty-two years of private piano teaching experience. Her flexible style allows the child to learn in a manner best suited for their design. Renee graduated from University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Piano and a minor in Psychology. She subsequently earned a degree in Music Therapy from Colorado State University

Additional piano training includes certifications from the Suzuki Institute for levels 1 through 4; accreditation from Simply Music; and scholarship training for Taubman Technique (an injury prevention technique used to yield the best music results).

Abigale Palmer

Beginner Piano – All ages

Abigale has been playing the piano for 5 years, is a student at Silver Creek High School and plays piano for their Concert Orchestra.  She is part of the Silver Creek Fiddle Group playing the ukulele and tin whistle, and also plays the clarinet, flute, violin and guitar. She says playing Piano is her favorite thing to do.
Lori Anne Cazan 
Mandolin, Ukulele, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Flute

Lori Anne has been teaching for 26 years and has taught all ages, from 7 up to 82! She studied music composition at Colorado State University and enjoys the creative side of music to make the musical experience more personal. She grew up listening to the country and classic rock that her parents listened to and later developed an interest and love for classical music. She got her start playing in a church music group at 15 years old. Over the last several decades she has been a performer in several different ensembles as a multi-instrumentalist in Colorado and Arizona and also plays at several jams in the area. Her strengths are teaching in a traditional way so as to give each student a well-rounded background in music, but can revolve lessons around what the student is aiming for if preferred. She teaches styles such as rock, classical, and bluegrass and also is strong in the areas of music theory and music history.
Steve Mullins
Flamenco, Classical Guitar and Mandolin
Steve Mullins has a bachelor’s degree in American Folk Music, a master’s in musicology, and a doctorate in ethno-musicology from the University of Colorado. He's taught Latin America music, World Music, World Music Theories, and American Indian Music at CU, and currently teaches World Guitar at Front Range Community College. His doctoral dissertation's entitled Flamenco Gestures: Musica Meaning in Motion. More

Geoffrey Nicosia

Pipe Major, Pipes and Drums, Royal Scots, Dragoon Guards.


Geoffrey has been playing Pipes now for 5 years. In that time he's gained extensive experience in the professional side of Bagpiping, Earned the rank of Pipe Major in February of 2016, and has been teaching Bagpipes for the last two years. Based out of Boulder county, he plays in and around the entire Front Range. Geoffery has lived in Longmont for the past 3 years and teaches all ages and experience levels. He also plays piano, other types of bagpipes, and various other woodwind instruments.

  • Mon - Thurs: 10am- 8pm
  • Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday: Noon to 4pm