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.
Haley teaches piano, guitar, ukulele, and voice lessons. She is a pianist of over eighteen years and a passionate musician and teacher. She obtained a M.A. in Music Education at Teachers College of Columbia University and a B.M. in Music Business at Steinhardt School of New York University. Her studies prepared her to teach music to students in pre-k-12th grade with a foundation in fostering an engaging, student-centered, and inclusive learning environment. She focuses on incorporating mindfulness techniques into the music classroom, and has found that this can decrease performance anxiety, promote successful student-teacher relationships, create effective practice habits, encourage musical exploration, and increase the mind-body connection both when playing and not playing music. When she is not teaching or practicing music, she is teaching yoga, spending time in nature, reading, or writing.
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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.
Heather is a 2003 graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield, MO with a Bachelor's of Science in Instrumental Music Education. She has over 10 years experience in teaching with teaching in the public schools and then moving to teaching studio lessons on all Band, String instruments as well as Piano, Percussion, and Guitar. Her main instrument is Flute as well as Piccolo. She is a member of her church choir and a duo guitar and flute group that will be recording their first album soon.