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CSoM NEWSLETTER – Summer 2018

Welcome to the Colorado School of Music!

Now in our twelfth year in Golden, we are committed to providing the best in private music lessons in Golden and the Denver area. Our current roster is comprised of musicians from all over the Denver Metro area and includes students from Golden, Denver, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Littleton and Boulder!

Colorado School of Music 2018 Recital
Congratulations to all of our performers and thank you to our audience for making this year’s recital a big success! We had over 70 participants performing this year on piano, guitar, violin, clarinet, and singing!  Special thanks to the Arvada Center and Schmitt Music in Denver, who provided our grand piano. See you same time next year!

Summer Music Lessons
The Colorado School of Music is open year-round and we offer our normal schedule of private lessons throughout the warm months. Summer is a great time to begin youth piano lessons or guitar lessons – or perhaps you’re interested in trying something new like ukulele or drums. School band members – get ahead of your orchestra by taking some private instrument lessons during the break! Great slots are still available – email info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com or call us to set up a summer music lesson today!    

Lost And Found…mostly Lost
Have you misplaced your favorite water bottle or your piano lesson book? We may have it in our lost and found.  We have a large selection of items that have been left behind by our students and their families, and, with the exception of phones, most of these items remain unclaimed.  If you think you may have left something behind, please ask one of our staff members.

Odd Instrument?  – They’re not really odd, just interesting! The Colorado School of Music has talented instructors who specialize in many instruments. Do you play the trombone or the glockenspiel? Is it difficult finding a djembe teacher? If you play an unconventional instrument and are looking for direction, send us an email at info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com and let us know what you’re looking for – chances are, we have an instructor that can help you!

Our Featured Instructor:  Zach West, percussion.
The Colorado School of Music is happy to be able to provide a full drum kit for drum lessons and to have our percussion instructor, Zach West as our teacher. In this month’s newsletter, we wanted to let you get to know Zach better.

Zach has been playing music for over twenty years and works as a professional musician in the Denver area.  With decades of teaching experience, Zach’s instruction focuses on jazz, rock, blues and Latin music styles. Zach’s students learn to create musical phrases using the two main elements of any style; beats and fills. Zach teaches drum set, mallet percussion, rudimental exercises, and hand drumming. Zach earned a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Studies from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and has been with the Colorado School of Music since 2009. 

Try a drum lesson with Zach today! Call 303-526-9865 to schedule.

Come See Our Instructors Perform!
In addition to being dedicated teachers, many of our instructors are professional musicians and perform regularly in Golden and the Denver area.

Muriel and the Deanos

Morrison Holiday Bar May 26th 8pm-12
The Wild Game Entertainment Evergreen, CO June 15th 6pm-8:30
Scooters Sports Bar & Grill Aurora, CO 5pm-8

See you next month!

CSoM NEWSLETTER – April 2018

Thank you for choosing the Colorado School of Music for music lessons! Now in our tenth year in Golden, we are committed to providing the best in private music lessons in Golden and the Denver area. Our current roster is comprised of musicians from all over the Denver Metro area and includes students from Golden, Denver, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Littleton and Boulder!   

Colorado School of Music 2018 Recital next month!
Preparations are in full gear for this year’s recital!  The recital will take place on Saturday, May 19th, 2018, at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, with performances at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Last year, we had over 70 participants performing on piano, guitar, violin, drums, saxophone, singing, and even our own student rock band! We welcome students of all ages and ability levels. Admission is free, so bring as many family members as you’d like to support our young performers.

Due Date for Recital Registration-
If you’re interested in performing in our Recital this year, please complete your registration form and return by May 1st, 2018.

Stay for the Show…
Due to our large number of performers at this year’s recital, we’ve divided the event into two performances to accommodate time and our large audience. While students are only performing in one section, we’d like to welcome/encourage any and all of our students and parents to stay for the show and support our young performers!

Summer Music
The Colorado School of Music is open year-round and we offer our normal schedule of private lessons throughout the warm months. Summer is a great time to begin youth piano lessons or guitar lessons – or perhaps you’re interested in trying something new like ukulele or drums. School band members – get ahead of your orchestra by taking some private instrument lessons during the break! Great slots are still available – email info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com or call us to set up a summer music lesson today!    

Lost And Found…mostly Lost
Have you misplaced your favorite water bottle or your piano lesson book? We may have it in our lost and found.  We have a large selection of items that have been left behind by our students and their families, and, with the exception of phones, most of these items remain unclaimed.  If you think you may have left something behind, please ask one of our staff members.

Odd Instrument?  – They’re not really odd, just interesting! The Colorado School of Music has talented instructors who specialize in many instruments. Do you play the trombone or the glockenspiel? Is it difficult finding a djembe teacher? If you play an unconventional instrument and are looking for direction, send us an email at info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com and let us know what you’re looking for – chances are, we have an instructor that can help you!

Keep practicing, and we’ll see you at the recital!

Guitar String Replacement

Is your guitar sitting in the corner and not getting played because of a broken string? Maybe you’ve got a replacement string, but aren’t sure how to change it out correctly? Let our Colorado School of Music guitar instructor, Dean Cutinelli, teach you how to properly replace that string and get you back to practicing, rehearsing and playing your acoustic guitar again!

Piano Scales to Learn

Wondering which scales are best to learn on the piano, look no further than this video. Discuss with your Colorado School of Music instructor and begin a dialog over the topic.

CSoM NEWSLETTER – Spring 2018

Thank you for choosing the Colorado School of Music for music lessons! Now in our eleventh year in Golden, we are committed to providing the best in private music lessons in Golden and the Denver area. Our current roster is comprised of musicians from all over the Denver Metro area and includes students from Golden, Denver, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Littleton and Boulder!   

Colorado School of Music 2018 Recital coming in May!
Preparations are in full gear for this year’s recital!  The recital will take place on Saturday, May 19th, 2018, at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, with performances at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Last year, we had over 70 participants performing on piano, guitar, violin, drums, saxophone, and singing! We welcome students of all ages and ability levels. Admission is free, so bring as many family members as you’d like to support our young performers.  

Recital Registration Materials now available!
Students and Parents, if you’re interested in the recital but haven’t received your recital registration from your instructor, please pick one up from the front desk at the school or ask your instructor.  

Due Date for Recital Registration-
If you’re interested in performing in our Recital this year, please complete your registration form and return by May 1st, 2018.

Too Young For Music?
We often receive questions from parents regarding the appropriate/best age to start young children in formal music lessons. Of course, all children are different and there are always exceptions, but here are the general guidelines we use:

First, consider the instrument in relation to the age of the student. Piano lessons and Violin lessons are great choices for young children, as both violin and piano lessons have excellent curriculum for young beginners. Piano, in particular, provides a general overview of music theory and makes it easy to pick up other instruments as the student gets older. Some instruments can be difficult for beginners and aren’t as good for young children based on size, complexity, etc..       

Four years old is generally too young for formal lessons. Progress is very slow and it can be difficult to maintain the focus required for practicing. Four year old hands are also often too small.

We feel that six years old is generally the best age for young children to begin formal lessons. Many lesson books and methods are geared toward this age for beginners, and the progress made at this age is both faster than younger students and better learned, as lessons and concepts seem to ‘stick.’

Five year olds are in the middle – at this age, it seems to depend on the child. If motivated and interested, the progress with a five year old will be a bit slower, but nonetheless valuable. We’re always willing to try lessons with five year olds – please ask if you have more questions about beginners or you’d like to take an introductory lesson with your young musician. Parents/Guardians are welcome in all lessons!      

Please Leave a Message-
During the course of a week we field many phone calls from students and parents regarding lessons, scheduling and cancellations. During the afternoon, we often let the answering machine retrieve our messages so as not to disrupt class sessions. Please know that we are very conscientious about retrieving our missed calls and we always listen to our messages. We do not, however, make return calls for lesson cancellations unless requested. If you need to cancel for the week, please call 303-526-9865 and leave a message. Thank you!

Never Too Old…music lessons for adults!
Music lessons are for the young at heart, not just the young. If you’ve been thinking of renewing your piano lessons or taking your guitar playing to the next level, try a private lesson with us! At the Colorado School of Music we are proud to have many adult students on our roster, studying all different disciplines. Our instructors are experienced with students of all ages, and will be happy to work with you to be sure that your lessons meet your individual needs.

Adult music lessons are available for all instruments, including guitar lessons, piano lessons, drums, violin, and more.

Practice, practice, practice! We’ll see you next month!

CSoM NEWSLETTER – February 2018

CSoM 11th Anniversary 2007-2018!
February 2017 marks the eleventh anniversary of our school here in Golden! We’re very proud of our success and want to thank the Golden city and community, our dedicated staff and all of our students and customers, past and present! We’re proud to be entering our twelfth year providing private music lessons to the Golden community and the Denver Metro Area. Thank you for your continued support! Keep reading in 2018 for information about the 2018 CSoM Recital!

2018 Recital – Set the Date!
We are happy to announce the date for our annual music recital!  The 2018 recital will take place on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities from Noon to 4 p.m. Last year, we had over 80 participants performing on piano, guitar, violin, drums, saxophone, singing, and even our own student rock band! We welcome students of all ages and ability levels.  Registration materials will be available in March!

Never Too Old…music lessons for adults!
Music lessons are for the young at heart, not just the young. If you’ve been thinking of renewing your love of piano or taking your guitar playing to the next level, try a private lesson with us! At the Colorado School of Music we are proud to have many adult students on our roster, studying all different disciplines. Our instructors are experienced with students of all ages, and will be happy to work with you to be sure that your lessons meet your individual needs.

Adult music lessons are available for all instruments, including guitar, piano, drums, violin, and more.

Please Leave a Message-
During the course of a week we field many phone calls from students and parents regarding lessons, scheduling and cancellations. During the afternoon, we often let the answering machine retrieve our messages so as not to disrupt class sessions. Please know that we are very conscientious about retrieving our missed calls and we always listen to our messages. We do not, however, make return calls for lesson cancellations unless requested. If you need to cancel for the week, please call 303-526-9865 and leave a message. Thank you!

The Snow is Here…
Now entrenched in the cold months, we get questions regarding our policy for winter concerning snow closures. In the event of a snow closure, The Colorado School of Music will post an announcement on our website: www.coloradoschoolofmusic.com the morning of the day in question to announce the closure. Due to our large schedules we don’t always make personal calls regarding snow days, so please check the website when in doubt.

See you next month!

CSoM NEWSLETTER – January 2018

Happy New Year!
With 2017 in the rear-view mirror, we look forward to another great year in Golden and an exciting and productive 2018. We’re proud to be entering our twelfth year providing private music lessons to the Golden community and the Denver Metro Area. Thank you for your support.

We will be open on Monday, January 15th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Lessons in the New Year!
The Colorado School of Music offers weekly private music instruction for all instruments! Give the gift of music lessons in guitar, piano, or any of our currently offered instruments or disciplines.   

Here is what we offer:

Piano lessons for all ages and ability levels. Looking for something specific in your piano study? We have instructors that specialize in many styles.
Guitar lessons, Electric Bass lessons or Ukulele lessons for aspiring guitarists of all ability levels and styles.
Drum and/or specialty percussion lessons – learn to jam on a drum kit or explore world rhythms with our skilled and diverse percussion instructor, Zach West.
Vocal music lessons for aspiring singers or those looking to pass that big audition! Voice lessons for all ages and aspirations.
Violin lessons with our talented violin instructor Ida! A great choice for both young and old, private violin lessons are fun and rewarding.
Private music lessons for school band/ orchestra instruments, including (but not limited to) trumpet and trombone lessons, flute lessons, saxophone and clarinet lessons.   

So if you’re someone who’s looking to try a new instrument or rekindle their love for music, try a lesson for $10! To book an introductory lesson, please email info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com or call 303-526-9865 today!

The Snow is Here…
Now entrenched in the cold months, we get questions regarding our policy for winter concerning snow closures. In the event of a snow closure, The Colorado School of Music will post an announcement on our website: www.coloradoschoolofmusic.com the morning of the day in question to announce the closure. Due to our large schedules we don’t make personal calls regarding snow days, so please check the website when in doubt.

Please Leave a Message-
During the course of a week we field many phone calls from students and parents regarding lessons, scheduling and cancellations. During the afternoon, we often let the answering machine retrieve our messages so as not to disrupt class sessions. Please know that we are very conscientious about retrieving our missed calls and we always listen to our messages. We do not, however, make return calls for lesson cancellations unless requested. If you need to cancel for the week, please call 303-526-9865 and leave a message. Thank you!

Too Young For Music?
We often receive questions from parents regarding the appropriate/best age to start young children in formal music lessons. Of course, all children are different and there are always exceptions, but here are the general guidelines we use:

First, consider the instrument in relation to the age of the student. Piano lessons and Violin lessons are great choices for young children, as both violin and piano lessons have excellent curriculum for young beginners. Piano, in particular, provides a general overview of music theory and makes it easy to pick up other instruments as the student gets older. Some instruments can be difficult for beginners and aren’t as good for young children based on size, complexity, etc..       

Four years old is generally too young for formal lessons. Progress is very slow and it can be difficult to maintain the focus required for practicing. Four year old hands are also often too small.

We feel that six years old is generally the best age for young children to begin formal lessons. Many lesson books and methods are geared toward this age for beginners, and the progress made at this age is both faster than younger students and better learned, as lessons and concepts seem to ‘stick.’

Five year olds music students are in the middle – at this age, it seems to depend on the child. If motivated and interested, the progress with a five year old will be a bit slower, but nonetheless valuable. We’re always willing to try lessons with five year olds – please ask if you have more questions about beginners or you’d like to take an introductory lesson with your young musician. Parents/Guardians are welcome in all lessons!      

Happy New Year!

CSoM NEWSLETTER – Holidays 2017

Happy Holidays!  Everyone has their Christmas and Holiday songs practiced and ready to play! Now for that shopping list…

Winter Break!
This month, the Colorado School of Music will be taking our customary two week Holiday Break.  The school will be closed Monday December 18th through January 1st. . No classes will be held on these days. All classes will resume January 2nd. Thank you and enjoy the Holidays!

Thank You to our Instructors…
As we reach the end of another calendar year, the Colorado School of Music wants to take a moment to recognize our dedicated staff of music instructors! We are proud and grateful to work with such a talented roster of musicians. Check out our instructors’ bios on the website to read about our instructors, and keep reading the newsletter for performance updates!  

Lessons in the New Year!
The Colorado School of Music offers weekly private music instruction for all instruments! Give the gift of music lessons in guitar, piano, or any of our currently offered instruments or disciplines.   

Here is what we offer:

-Piano lessons for all ages and ability levels. Looking for something specific in your piano study? We have instructors that specialize in many styles.
-Guitar lessons, Electric Bass lessons or Ukulele lessons for aspiring guitarists of all ability levels and styles.
-Drum and/or specialty percussion lessons – learn to jam on a drum kit or explore world rhythms with our skilled and diverse percussion instructor, Zach West.
-Vocal music lessons for aspiring singers or those looking to pass that big audition! Voice lessons for all ages and aspirations.
-Violin lessons with our talented violin instructor Tracy Viator. A great choice for both young and old, private violin lessons are fun and rewarding.
-Private music lessons for school band/ orchestra instruments, including (but not limited to) trumpet and trombone lessons, flute lessons, saxophone and clarinet lessons.   

So if you’re someone who’s looking to try a new instrument or rekindle their love for music, try a lesson for $10! To book an introductory lesson, please email info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com or call 303-526-9865 today!

Come See Our Instructors Perform!

Caroline Browning
Dec. 1st  7-9pm Tenn St. Coffee (Denver)  w/Jeffrey Dallet Band
Dec 8th  8pm   The Swing Station (Ft Collins)  w/Dylan Kishner Band
Dec 9th   8pm  Zodiac Venue  (Co Spgs)  w/Alec Ryan
Dec 10th  8pm   Moe’s BBQ  (Englewood)   w/Jeffrey Dallet Band
Dec 14th  8pm  Globe Hall  (Denver)  w/Dylan Kishner Band

Dean Cutinelli  – Muriel and the Deanos
Dec 1st  Blackstone Country Club  (Aurora)  5:30-8:00pm
Dec 8th  Morrison Holiday Bar  (Morrison)  8pm-12am

The Snow is Here…   As we head into the cold months we get questions regarding our closure policy for winter concerning snow closures. In the event of a snow closure, The Colorado School of Music will post an announcement on our website: www.coloradoschoolofmusic.com the morning of the day in question to announce the closure. In the event of a snow closure, your account will be credited for the next month. Due to our large schedules we don’t make personal calls regarding snow days, so please check the website when in doubt.

Thank You for Another Great Year!
The Colorado School of Music is proud to be your choice for private music lessons in Golden and the Denver metro area. Headed into our 12th year in Golden, we are proud to say that our staff currently numbers ten teachers, and our current class roster is made up of over 150 students from all over the Denver Metro area including students from Golden, Denver, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Evergreen and Boulder.

We strive to provide the best in private music instruction in a productive setting and at a reasonable price. In our efforts to keep improving our service, we like to receive feedback from our students and customers about their experience with us. If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding the school or its policies, please feel free to contact us by email at info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com or by phone, 303-526-9865.

Happy Holidays to you from all our staff here at the Colorado School of Music.  Enjoy the break and we’ll see you in 2018!

On this date in Guitar History

Many things happened today, November 24th in musical and guitar history.

1964, The Who appeared at The Marquee Club London, England.

1966, The Beatles got together for the first time since their return from the summer tour of the United States, ready to record a new album. The first song selected for recording was John Lennon’s ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, which would end up on the album, but on The Beatles’ next single. This day’s session was devoted entirely to ‘Strawberry Fields Forever.’

1993, American blues guitarist and singer Albert Collins died of lung cancer aged 61. Known as ‘The master of the telecaster’, he shared a Grammy for the 1985 album Showdown! which he recorded with Robert Cray and Johnny Copeland.

1964, Born on this day, Tony Rombola, guitarist, Godsmack, (2003, US No.1 album ‘Faceless’, 2006 US No.1 album ‘IV’).

Source: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/

 

CSoM NEWSLETTER – October 2017

Welcome to the Colorado School of Music!

Now in our eleventh year in Golden, we are committed to providing the best in private music lessons in Golden and the Denver area.

Fall In! –  Hello everyone!  With the leaves turning and the kids back in school, music lessons are in full swing!  We’d like to welcome all of our new students to the Colorado School of Music and say welcome back to all of our returning students! Our current roster is made up of students from all over the Denver Metro area and includes students from Golden, Denver Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, and even as far as Genesee and Boulder!

Scheduled Holiday Closures, 2017
The Colorado School of Music will take a short break over Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday Nov 23rd and 24th,) and will be closed for two weeks for our annual holiday break. No classes and no charge for these dates. Thank you!

OPEN for Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st

CLOSED for  Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th

Holiday Break- Closed Monday, Dec. 18th through Monday, January 1st. .

Lessons resume on Tuesday the 2nd of January.

Gift Certificates!
Looking for a unique and thoughtful gift for someone this holiday season?  The Colorado School of Music offers gift certificates for private music instruction! Give the gift of music lessons in guitar, piano, or any of our currently offered instruments or disciplines.   

Here are some great gift certificate ideas:

-Piano lessons for all ages and ability levels. Looking for something specific in your piano study? We have instructors that specialize in many styles.

-Guitar lessons, Electric Bass lessons or Ukulele lessons for aspiring guitarists of all ability levels and styles.

-Drum and/or specialty percussion lessons – learn to jam on a drum kit or explore world rhythms with our skilled and diverse percussion instructor, Zach West.

-Vocal music lessons for aspiring singers or those looking to pass that big audition! Voice lessons for all ages and aspirations.

-Violin lessons–A great choice for both young and old, private violin lessons are fun and rewarding.

-Private music lessons for school band/ orchestra instruments, including (but not limited to) trumpet and trombone lessons, flute lessons, saxophone and clarinet lessons.   

So if you know someone who’s looking to try a new instrument or rekindle their love for music, try a gift certificate! One-month gift certificates (4 lessons) are available for $112.00. To order a gift certificate, please email info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com or call 303-526-9865 today!

Please Leave a Message-
During the course of a week we field many phone calls from students and parents regarding lessons, scheduling and cancellations. During the afternoon, we often let the answering machine retrieve our messages so as not to disrupt class sessions. Please know that we are very conscientious about retrieving our missed calls and we always listen to our messages. We do not, however, make return calls for lesson cancellations unless requested. If you need to cancel for the week, please call 303-526-9865 and leave a message. Thank you!

Never Too Old…music lessons for adults!
Music lessons are for the young at heart, not just the young. If you’ve been thinking of renewing your love of piano or taking your guitar playing to the next level, try a private lesson with us! At the Colorado School of Music we are proud to have many adult students on our roster, studying all different disciplines. Our instructors are experienced with students of all ages, and will be happy to work with you to be sure that your lessons meet your individual needs.

Adult music lessons are available for all instruments, including guitar lessons, piano lessons, singing lessons, drums, violin, and more.

Happy Halloween!