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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!

CSoM NEWSLETTER – September 2017

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!   

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.

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!      

Need to Move?
Did your soccer coach just re-structure practice times and throw your schedule into chaos? You’re probably not alone.  We understand the rigors of fall scheduling…so if you find that your music lesson time slot doesn’t fit, call us at 303-526-9865 and leave your name, current time slot and any days and times that work for your schedule and we’ll do our best to re-locate you!

The Snow is Coming…
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.

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.

This month, come see our owner and Guitar instructor Dean Cutinelli!

Muriel and the Deano’s

September 29 from 6pm – 9pm Black Bear Golf Club, Parker CO

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

Piano Lessons and Major Scales

Looking for a great tutorial to learn all of your major scales on the piano? Look no further than this video, which will break down the scales and bring purpose to your playing and learning the piano. After you’re through, give us a ring at 303.526.9865.

We’ve got expert piano instruction at our school to help your virtuosity climb to the next level!

Tune Your Guitar String By String With This Video

Are you a student and learning guitar now? Maybe you’re a seasoned player and just forgot your tuner at home and need to tune up before your gig. Whatever the circumstance, use this online Guitar Tuner video to help get you back to standard tuning ASAP.

CSoM NEWSLETTER – August 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.

Back to School!
Summer may not be entirely gone, but the kids are already back in school! Although we’re located in Golden, our students come from all over the Metro Area including Arvada, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Littleton–even as far as Boulder and Denver! Our school age students attend no less than 14 different area schools, and range in grade from Kindergarten to Graduate school! Joining a school band or orchestra this fall? The Colorado School of Music offers private instruction for all band and orchestra instruments including brass instruments, woodwinds, violin lessons and drum lessons!

Fall Schedules
If you’re a student returning from summer vacation and you’d like to get back into private music lessons for the fall – call soon to reserve your day and time for August and the upcoming school year! Spots are going fast! Our fall hours will be the same as our summer hours; M-F 2pm-8pm. We currently offer piano lessons, guitar lessons, violin lessons, voice lessons, drum lessons and lessons in all band instruments!

Need to Move?
Did your soccer coach just re-structure practice times and throw your schedule into chaos? You’re probably not alone. We understand the rigors of fall scheduling…so if you find that your music lesson time slot doesn’t fit, call us at 303-526-9865 and leave your name, current time slot and any days and times that work for your schedule and we’ll do our best to re-locate 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.

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!

Scheduled Holiday Closures, 2017

Labor Day – Monday, September 4th
Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday and Friday, November 23-24
Holiday Break – Monday, Dec. 18th-Friday Dec.29th

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.

This month, come see our owner and Guitar instructor Dean Cutinelli!

Muriel and the Deano’s

August 4th at 5pm Scooters Sports Bar & Grill
August 5th at 6pm Bootstrap Brewing Company
August 11th at 7:30pm Westminster Brewing Co
August 18th at 6pm Blackstone Country Club

Keep practicing!

Top 10 Best Piano Songs | Best Piano Music | Piano Lessons in Colorado

Here are the Best 10 Piano songs…can you play any of them?

Circle of Fifths for Guitar, Piano and most instruments

Here’s a demo and explanation of the ‘Circle of 5ths’ for both Guitar and Piano, but also applies to most any musical instrument: