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Skye Barker Maa

Skye Barker Maa

Founder

My arts-entrepreneur journey began in 2012. My 3-year-old son had expressed an interest in learning piano, but after a lengthy search, I discovered that most teachers in my neighborhood considered him too

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Spencer Lyons

Spencer Lyons

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

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Sarah Short

Sarah Short

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

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Steve Ehrhardt

Steve Ehrhardt

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

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Lauren Podjun

Lauren Podjun

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

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Vic Stauffenberg

Vic Stauffenberg

Drum Kit, Percussion, School Contracts

Vic Stauffenberg has been playing drums since 1994 when he got his start in middle school band. Growing up in the musically fertile Dallas Fort Worth area, his instructors were alumni of

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Alexandra Kagan

Alexandra Kagan

Violin & Piano

American-born and Russian-raised violinist Alexandra Kagan is an active performer and teacher in the Denver Metropolitan Area, with over 8 years of violin and piano teaching experience. Through the pursuit of her

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Ian Skaronea

Ian Skaronea

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

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Drew Packard

Drew Packard

Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Voice, Mandolin, Banjo, Cello, 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.

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Addy Himle

Addy Himle

Piano, Voice, Theater

Addy grew up in a home filled with sounds- her mom playing the piano and saxophone and her dad singing and playing the trumpet. At age four she started formal piano training

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Kimberly Santaguida

Kimberly Santaguida

Piano

Kim is a pianist and composer studying at Colorado Christian University in Denver, Colorado. She is a double major in Music Composition and Business Administration and is studying piano and composition in

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Austin Kinard

Austin Kinard

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

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Gayle Leali

Gayle Leali

Piano

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

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Sunny Wen

Sunny Wen

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

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Rebecca Moritzky

Rebecca Moritzky

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

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Tucker Smidt

Tucker Smidt

Guitar & Bass

A lifelong music lover, Denver native Tucker Smidt has been playing and performing since boyhood.  After learning guitar, he attempted to learn as many instruments as he could get his hands on,

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Jerome Síbulo

Jerome Síbulo

Vocal

Baritone Jerome Síbulo recently finished a four-year tenure as a Principal Vocal Artist with Heartland Sings in Fort Wayne, IN. With Heartland Sings, he performed and taught a variety of genres of

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Katia Kotcherguina

Katia Kotcherguina

Voice

Praised for her “fresh and exuberant” stage presence by the Daily Camera, Russian soprano Ekaterina Kotcherguina is a flexible performer, equally compelling when portraying light-hearted damsels or tragic heroines. She holds an

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Lance Croucher

Lance Croucher

Drums, Percussion

Drumming on pots and pans at age 3 and moving to his first set of drums by age 5, Lance Croucher was well on his way to becoming a professional drummer. In

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Rita Brockway

Rita Brockway

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.

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Izaak Walton

Izaak Walton

Violin, Mandolin

Raised in Atlanta in a musical household, Izaak began playing at a young age under his parents’ instruction. He studied in the studios of Levon Ambartsumian, Shakhida Azimkodjaeva, and Dr. Michael Heald

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Tenia Nelson

Tenia Nelson

Piano, Percussion

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).

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Kaitlyn Williams

Kaitlyn Williams

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

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Cassidy Bacon

Cassidy Bacon

Vocals, Piano, Early Childhood Education

Cassidy Bacon is a versatile, multi-style vocalist. While earning her bachelor’s degree in Music Education at the University of Northern Colorado Cassidy gained experience in many branches of vocal music technique including

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Kalia Bethany

Kalia Bethany

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

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Jessica Kressin

Jessica Kressin

Piano

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

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Alec Wenzel

Alec Wenzel

Guitar, Ukulele

Alec Wenzel has been playing guitar for eleven years and after four years of studying at both the Lamont school of Music and The University of Glasgow has earned a bachelor’s degree

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Peder Sill

Peder Sill

Piano

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

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AJ Salas

AJ Salas

Piano

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

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Kenny Martin

Kenny Martin

Cello

Kenneth Martin is a registered Cello teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. He began studying cello at the age of nine, and graduated from the Suzuki Method in the studio

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