Piano Lessons in Aurora, CO
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Our Approach to Piano Lessons at Neighborhood Music School
We believe every student is unique and different in their own way. Therefore, why should lessons be any different? Each piano lesson is tailored to the individual student’s specific interests and needs.
While focusing on foundational elements such as proper technique, reading music, finger position etc., our teachers also help students learn songs they are familiar with. This includes movie theme music, popular songs on the radio, their favorite classical artist etc. This helps keep students motivated and pushing further to learn each week.
Piano Lessons Should Be Fun!
We know that an interest in piano may be what first brings you into our school – but having fun is what keeps you coming back! Here at Neighborhood Music School, our goal is for every student to LOVE their music lessons as they embark on a rewarding journey of progress and discovery. We put the “fun” in fundamentals!
Our knowledgeable staff blends a high standard of music education with a creative, student-focused approach that gives students space to discover and nurture their passion for music and the piano. Whether it’s your first time at the keys or you’re a seasoned pianist, our teachers are ready to help you progress quickly toward your goals – while having fun along the way.
We Emphasize Healthy Technique
Healthy technique is critical to lifelong enjoyment of the piano. Our first priority is teaching strong fundamentals, including hand, wrist and arm technique, bench position, and pedaling. We believe that full-body instruction is essential to musicianship and safeguards students from injury.
Once the fundamentals are in place, you and your teacher can craft the story you want your music to tell. Our qualified teachers will assist you in developing musicianship and exploring nuance through dynamics, pausing, phrasing, and varying tempos. Learn with us as we infuse elements of music theory and music history into our well-rounded approach to fostering musical excellence.
We Care About Your Musical Interests & Goals
There is no one-size-fits-all method of piano instruction. Regardless of ability or prior experience, our teachers take an individualized approach to each of our students – underpinned by detailed individual assessments, a personalized learning plan, and one-on-one guidance throughout your musical journey.
While fundamentals and technique are essential, our ultimate goal is to equip students to begin exploring their own personal musical style and interests. Your teacher will work with you to understand where you want to go, and craft a unique plan to get you there. Whether your style is classical or pop (or anything in between), Neighborhood Music School helps students excel in their craft while encouraging the occasional step outside the comfort zone to try something new.
Our Piano Teachers:
Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Composition
With an inquisitive attitude towards the human condition, Spence deLéon is best known for the emotional intensity of his musical compositions. With premiers in the United States and Europe, his experience and
Oboe / Piano
Oboist and pianist Sarah (Dohanich) Short currently serves as principal oboe with the Lakewood Symphony, second oboe & English horn with the Boulder Symphony, and as a pianist with Reclamation Church. Sarah
Guitar, Piano, Drums
Steve Ehrhardt began playing in rock bands when he was 12 and attended The Dillard School of Performing Arts, and The Interlochen Arts Academy, ultimately graduating with a Masters Degree in Classical
Voice, Ukulele, Beginner Piano, Songwriting
Lauren Podjun is a 22-year-old Singer-songwriter, composer, and vocalist. She has earned two associate degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Casper College located in Casper, Wyoming. She is now pursuing
Saxophone / Flute / Clarinet / Piano
Ian Skaronea began playing the saxophone at a young age, with more than twenty years of experience in this instrument. As a Denver native he attended both middle and high school at
Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Voice, Mandolin, Banjo, Songwriting
Drew is a multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer currently based in Denver, CO. He studied jazz/classical guitar and composition as well as upright and electric bass at the University of Arkansas where he received a B.A.
Piano, Voice, Theater
Addy Himle is an accomplished performer and educator from Denver, Colorado. Growing up in a musical family, Addy was trained in classical piano and musical theatre from childhood. After discovering a love
Piano & Brass
Originally from Ocala, Florida, Austin holds a B.A in Music and Certificate in Jazz Studies from Missouri Southern State University. Currently, he is pursuing an M.M. in Music Performance from the University
I have a B.S. Degree in Music from the University of Colorado @ Denver. I am classically trained but I mostly focus on Jazz and Blues improvisation. I also have a jazz
Flute & Piano
Sunny Wen studied flute and piano at Alethera University in Taiwan, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Applicable Music. While at Alethera University, she performed with a woodwind ensemble, culminating in
Harp & Piano
Heart Strings Harps, has played the harp for 20 years and actively performed for 15 of those years. She has played with several youth orchestras, including 10 years as a member of
Flute, Piano, Vocals
Rita Brockway earned a Bachelor of Music Flute Performance from Duquesne University. At Duquesne, Rita had extensive wind ensemble experience with Dr. Robert Cameron, orchestral with Robin Fountain, and chamber music training.
I live, eat and breathe music!! I am a pianist, percussionist and educator that lives in Denver, Co! I have 15 years plus teaching experience in ALL levels(Early Childhood Education through University).
Piano, Vocals, Guitar
Kaitlyn Williams is an award winning singer and songwriter based out of Denver, CO. She is a classically trained musician having graduated from the highly renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Piano, Violin, Vocals
Kalia Bethany has been a teacher of music since 1999. Educated at the University of Minnesota, MacPhail School of Music, and many years of private lessons, she led with her vocal and
Jessica Kressin, a native of Webster City, Iowa, is a doctoral student pursuing a degree in Piano Performance at the University of Colorado Boulder. She currently studies with Dr. Andrew Cooperstock and
I was fortunate enough as a child to have a classical violinist for a mother and have been brought up in a musical environment. This has given me a deep and natural
AJ Salas has been a performer and educator since 1996. Starting piano at age six, AJ progressed very quickly. He had written his first song by age nine and arranged it for
Mark Alan Filbert
Mark has been making music since his first piano lesson on his sixth birthday. Active in choral and instrumental ensembles throughout junior high and high school, he grew up playing piano and
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Weekly 30 Min
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What you can expect
1. Together we explore student musical goals.
2.We match students with one of our expert instructors.
3.Start attending lessons! Parents can receive progress reports each week.