Violinist Elisabeth is an avid performer and collaborator in the Colorado Front Rangearea and can be booked for gigs at www.violingig.com. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from Metro State University of Denver and followed that up with graduate studies in string pedagogy at CU Boulder. Elisabeth loves to teach violin, viola and cello lessons to students of all ages and has over twenty years of experience. She is connected to the local music teachers association where she enjoys their enriching programs and the community of peers that inspire her to continually grow in the art of teaching.
Lexi Nomikos is a saxophonist, composer, and educator from Milwaukee currently residing in Denver, Colorado. Lexi earned her Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University, where she studied with saxophonist Geof Bradfield. In the spring of 2019, she earned her Master’s degree in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Colorado Boulder where she was the saxophone teaching assistant for the duration of her time there. Lexi plays in and around Denver with renowned musicians such as Art Lande and Annie Booth.
Kristin McLean is a performing singer and musician who has been teaching kids for over 20 years. Her specialties are teaching voice and beginning guitar, piano and ukulele.
Kristin has been a specialist music teacher in preschool and elementary teaching general music for most of her adult life. She has developed her own early child hood music class and has 3 CDs for kids and families called FamilySong Music. Look her up on Spotify or itunes!
She has a gift for working with younger kids. However she enjoys working with all ages and is excited to share a love of making music and singing!
Jeff studied at Berklee College of Music, in 1987. There were many great experiences of being involved in a performing arts church, various bands, and co-leading the gospel choir at Berklee’s High School Five-Week Summer Program. Over the years, he’s had the pleasure of collaborating with a friend/choreographer in Pittsburgh, played piano/keys in many bands, a few theater companies, and was an accompanist with the Dance Department of the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Jeff’s forte is intermediate level piano:
Classical, Pop/Rock/R&B, Vintage Keyboards, Musical Theater, and Accompanying for Dance.
Intermediate vocal lessons: Classical & Musical Theater ~ concentrating on proper breath control, diction, projection (filling a space with sound), and stage presence.
Lead group music experiences: where students will learn percussion/rhythm/syncopation & jam-style improvisation. Even though I’ve been a musician for almost 40 years, I’m still learning & exploring new styles ~ including orchestrating, and arranging.
Jeffrey studied at the University of Texas at Austin where he received his Bachelors (2014) and Masters (2016) Degrees and studied under Professor Patrick Hughes. It was during his Master’s program that he received a fellowship and served as the teaching assistant under Professor Hughes. He has enjoyed performing with such groups as the Austin Symphony, Colorado Music Festival, Corpus Christi Symphony, and the Round Rock Symphony. While Jeffrey’s primary instrument is the French horn, he has experience playing and teaching the other brass instruments. He believes in building a strong foundation through focusing on the fundamentals (air control, embouchure control, sound production, and a strong rhythmic foundation) while also maintaining a fun environment where students are able to become motivated and challenge themselves. Jeffrey lives in Thornton with his wife Ellen and his cat Sarabi. He is an avid Tennis and Football fan and enjoys playing the latest video games in his spare time.
Adam Hernandez is an electric/acoustic guitarist from the Miami, FL area, now based in Boulder, CO. He specializes in Jazz, Rock/Blues, and other contemporary styles. Adam has experience teaching a diverse range of students, from young children age 7, to adults age 64+ in both group and private lesson settings. One of Adam’s main teaching philosophies is to help the student deconstruct even the most complex concepts in to their basic building blocks, so that they can be easily understood and utilized in practical musical situations. Adam holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the esteemed University of Miami Frost School of Music, and is currently completing a Master’s Degree at University of Colorado Boulder. The Guitar Studio of Adam Hernandez adamhernandezmusic.com
Joey Blunk is a trumpeter, educator, and composer currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Colorado Boulder. Previously, Joey earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Illinois State University. Before moving to Colorado, Joey was a middle school band director for four years in the Chicago suburbs. Now in Colorado, Joey can frequently be found playing in Denver and Boulder either at the jam sessions or with one of his small jazz groups. Though his current focus is on jazz performance, Joey remains well-versed in both classical and jazz. More info on Joey can be found on his website at joeyblunk.com.