Music Lessons
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Lessons start at $25.00 per half hour.
For more information please call 303-827-3163
email 
don@jensenguitars.com
Or contact our teachers directly through
their contact information below.


“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.
720-652-0283
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
720-334-3831

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.

Ned Alderman

Banjo
720-372-1063


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Billy Bower
Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Country Guitar
970-305-0811 


Billy originally hails from Chicago, IL where he studied under Jazz great guitarist Peter Hix at Waubonsee College. He played professionally for many years with Chicago-based show group, "A Touch of Brass," and with many different bands here in the Northern Colorado area.Upon moving to Colorado in1980, he branched out into different music genres, including Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Country with an emphasis on proper technique, alternate picking, and jazz chording. Billy has a classic rock band called "Power Factor" that performs in Colorado and also is called upon for studio work throughout Colorado. Student range from 10 through adult. His students value his relaxed, fun, and respectful environment!

Cornelius Alfredo Duncan Jr.

Hand Percussion, Mambo, Chachacaha, Merengue and African-Cuban Conga
720-422-7824


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
928-210-1181
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."


Abigale Palmer
 

Beginner Piano – All ages
303-827-3163

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
970-461-3855
 

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.





Oliver Jacobson
Violin, Guitar
720-289-6798
Oliver Jacobson provides violin lessons for all ages, children as young as 4 years old to adults. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he can teach a variety of styles including, Classical, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, and Celtic violin. Oliver has a background in the Suzuki Method of Violin and also specializes in improvisation and allowing the student to be free on the instrument, teaching harmony and music theory in an open framework to allow for understanding to explore improvisation and music making with others. Improvisation can be learnt at any level.
"The ability to jam with other players on the violin, and allow the music to come through you is the biggest skill and gift I can teach! I teach to the interest of the student.
Whatever you gravitate towards and want to learn, I'll go there and make it fun!" http://www.oliverjacobsonmusic.com/


Geoffrey Nicosia

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

720-255-6771

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 since. Based out of Boulder county, he plays in and around the entire Front Range. Geoffery lives in Longmont and teaches all ages and experience levels. He also plays piano, other types of bagpipes, and various other woodwind instruments.

Steve Mullins
Flamenco, Classical Guitar and Mandolin
303-772-3743
 
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


Renee Clay
Traditional, Suzuki and Alternative Piano Instruction
970-232-4180

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).

Jack Drumright
Drums
720-448-3334 
jackdrumrightdrums@gmail.com
Jack has been playing drums for over 16 years, and has been playing professionally since he was 15 years old. He grew up in Evergreen Colorado where he studied privately with Dean Oldencott for 12 years. He has experience with many styles of music including jazz, latin, rock, blues, and reggae, among others. He has been teaching for over four years, and his college course work focused on practicing contemporary and effective theories of learning. Jack can teach both drumset and percussion. His philosophy of teaching is centered around meeting students where they are at with technique and rusiments while learning songs and developing creativity to make practicing fun!










Todd Bethune
Beginner to Advanced Guitar
989-751-1390
toddguitarman@gmail.com
Todd has been teaching guitar since his early 20's. Todd has been recognized as a stand out jazz performer and composer through Review magazine winning Best Jazz Musician at the 29th Review Award Show and with his jazz fusion group Classic Graffiti at the 19th and 20th   Review Award Show. Todd Specializes in beginner to advanced guitar lessons and is competent in rock, jazz, classical, flemenco, Latin, musical theater, ensemble directing, and other popular styles of guitar. Todd has studied and performed with many talented local and international virtuoso guitarists such as Jim Pagel, Bryan Rombalski, Robin Nolan, and Joscho Stephen. Recently, Todd had original Classic Graffiti music featured in the Luka Dziubyna documentary 'Saginadict'. Todd has also coached a few of his students on to music degrees as well as professional touring and Broadway. Contact Todd if you are interested in beginning guitar, guitar composition, music theory, reading chord and rhythm charts, sight reading, and emsemble playing.
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