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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.

Billy Bower
Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Country Guitar.

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!

Shawn Cunnane
Online Lessons : Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Mandolin.

After completing a Jazz performance degree from Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied arranging with Grammy award winning pianist Bill Cunliffe, Shawn Cunnane relocated and settled in Los Angeles where he worked as a musician, instructor, and recording artist for 13 years. He taught for National Music Workshop in four different cities and has over 17 years of teaching experience with all ages and skill levels including group ensembles. He has recorded for Disney and Ubisoft as well as countless private clients. His most recent project Sheldon & Cunnane performed close to 1000 times in 4 years. The duo was easily found entertaining on a weekly basis in wineries, restaurants, and music venues throughout Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange counties in addition to yearly trips to the Eastern Sierras and the Gulf Coast of Florida. An avid member of the Grateful Dead community in Southern California, Shawn performed with Cubensis on over 20 occasions in place of Nate Lapointe (Bobby Womack). As a solo performer and songwriter, Shawn’s diverse style ranges from travis picking ballads with jazzy overtones to bluegrassy foot stompers. The unique textures he creates in his originals and interpretations are intimate and alluring. Shawn’s songs have been recorded and performed by many artists including David Grisman and Matt Doherty. He has been fortunate to share the stage with so many fantastic musicians including bassist Gerald Veasley and saxophonist Knoel Scott (Sun Ra Arkestra). Cunnane recently landed in Boulder County Colorado in the spring of 2018 where he has begun work on his first solo recording of original compositions. Shawn is well versed in all modern styles and enjoys sharing his connection to music with audiences and students of all ages.

Lori Anne Cazan 
Online Lessons : Mandolin, Ukulele, Acoustic & Electric Guitar.

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.

Helen Peterson
Acoustic Guitar and Ukulele.
Helen has been teaching guitar for over 20 years. She specializes in Folk, Country and The Song You Want to Learn!
She especially enjoys teaching adults to sing while they play, and working with children. She has been a part of the Jensen Guitars family of teachers for the past 6 years, and to our younger future music stars, she's affectionately known as "Miss Helen".

Andy Rimer
Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Piano, Theory, Songwriting, Recording, and Production.

Andy is a performing musician with over twenty years of experience. Originally from New Jersey, he has performed along the east coast as far north as Killington Vermont and as far south as the Florida Keys with some impromptu shows in LA over what was supposed to be a vacation thrown in there. Over the years Andy has written and recorded with several different projects and as a solo artist as well as engineered and produced recordings for other artists. His career in teaching has led him to teach individual and group classes with up to thirty attendees spanning ages 5 to 65. While he has attended school and taken courses in music performance and recording, Andy considers his work experience his greatest teacher.
"I teacher music to musicians. Although they are ways of channeling it, music is more than an instrument or genre. It is my hope to not only improve my students ability to physically play their instrument in the style they'd like, but to also help them understand why it works and how it fits into music overall over time. If your goals are to simply play a song or to understand modal jazz, it should always be fun and I welcome the opportunity to help you on your musical journey."

Carole Burkett
Beginning and Intermediate Piano, All Ages.
Carole has played classical piano for fifteen years, and studied both classical and gospel piano styles during her time at Denison University. Her musical experiance has included choir, percussion, and handbell settings, but she has found playing and teaching piano most rewarding. She has been teaching in the Longmont area throughout the past year, and would like to help beginner and intermediate students of all ages learn to play and enjoy piano.

Robyn Gates

Phone: 720-608-2232

Twenty-five years ago, on the West Coast, Robyn started playing the violin in her school orchestra. Music has been her biggest hobby ever since. For three years, she was also in band playing clarinet, saxophone, and trumpet. She volunteered in middle school summer band camps and spent 300 hours during her senior year volunteering in middle school orchestra class. She received the Community Service Student of the Year Award for her graduating class.

Robyn moved to Colorado from the West Coast in Spring of 2013. From 2014-2018, she spent much time away from Colorado as a traveling violinist busker.The simple yet powerful human connections that these encounters often brought were profound. In addition, regularly witnessing the therapeutic qualities that live music can provide to listeners was really inspiring to Robyn. These experiences were transformative to her both as a musician and a person. Robyn is excited to teach violin lessons because she believes that music is very powerful to both the performer and the listener and her goal is to help as many people as possible to be able to experience that positive power. She now lives in Colorado year-round and performs at open mics around Denver and Longmont. Robyn's favorite method to play music is improvisation. She also enjoys playing classical, jazz, and Irish music. Violin continues to be her main instrument and she still plays her clarinet for fun. In 2019 she gifted herself a keyboard and absolutely loves practicing it.

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."

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Greg Warren
Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute - All Woodwinds.
Greg Warren is an accomplished musician on a sax and flute as well as a licensed educator working in the St. Vrain Valley School District for the past seven years. He has performed in a variety of different groups including classical, jazz, blues, and world music. More recently Greg is working with local groups like the Longmont Concert Band, The Boulder Symphony, and the Loveland Chorale Society. When Greg is not playing music you will find him spending time with his wife and two kids, working in the garden or riding his bike.

Ned Alderman


Ned Alterman started playing bluegrass music whilein college in the 1960's. In 1970, he started teaching guitar and banjo classes for the Huntington Folk Music Society in his home state of New York, and eventually discovered he had a talent for teaching the pickin' arts to others. In 1971, Alterman and his wife Laurel opened Folk Arts Music in Boulder, CO. After 14 years as proprietors of Boulder's favorite music store, they took a good offer and sold the business. Ned still lives in Boulder and remains an active player, performer and teacher. He loves playing hot bluegrass with good pickers, enjoys going to festivals, and makes really good homemade pizza.

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.

Geoffrey Nicosia

Geoffrey has been playing the Great Highland Bagpipe since 2013. Throughout that time, he has acquired experience playing professionally in band, competition, and hired settings. He predominantly plays and teaches in Boulder County but is not restricted to the Front Range.

He teaches in the regimental and traditional ceilidh (kay-lee) style of piping. He also sings traditional celtic tunes in addition to playing various other types of Bagpipes, various Celtic Flutes and Whistles, Bodhran, Cahone and Cello.

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.

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.

Jack Drumright
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

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