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CSoM NEWSLETTER … New Year 2021

Welcome to the Colorado School of Music!

Lessons in the New Year!

The Colorado School of Music offers weekly private music instruction for all instruments! Try a lesson 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 lessons and/or specialty percussion lessons – learn to jam on a drum kit or explore world rhythms.

-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. 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! 

In person lessons!

We’re happy to offer in-person lessons in our Golden studio! We’ve altered our school to accommodate lessons in a fun and safe environment! If you’d like to register for in-person lessons or would like to know more about our covid-19 protocols and safety measures, send an email to: info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com or call 303-526-9865 today! 

Online Lessons!

In addition to our in-person lessons, the Colorado School of Music continues to offer online lessons!  As with our in-person lessons, all online lessons are on-on-one private instruction with our talented instructors. Using, FaceTime, Skype, or your favorite video call app, connect with our teachers and take your lessons from home!  We currently offer online lessons Monday through Thursday for all instruments and voice. Call 303-526-9865 or email info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com to get signed up today!

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!      

The Snow is Here…   

Now entrenched in the cold months, we often get questions regarding our policy for snow closures. In the event of a snow closure, The Colorado School of Music will post an announcement on our website by noon the day in question to announce the closure. Online lessons will occur as normal on snow days. 

In the event of a snow closure, in-house instructors will be teaching online lessons at the normal lesson time. When in doubt please check the Website: www.coloradoschoolofmusic.com  or the Colorado School of Music Facebook page!

Flute and Piano performance at the Arvada Center

Stay Safe and Keep Practicing!

CSoM NEWSLETTER … January 2021

Welcome to the Colorado School of Music! Now in our 15th year of business, we’re proud to offer both online lessons and in-person private music lessons for all ages and levels including piano lessonsguitar lessons, violin lessons, drum lessons voice lessons, and band and orchestral instruments.

Lessons in the New Year!

The Colorado School of Music offers weekly private music instruction for all instruments! Try a lesson 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.

-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. 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! 

In person lessons!

We’re happy to offer in-person lessons in our Golden studio! We’ve altered our school to accommodate lessons in a fun and safe environment! If you’d like to register for in-person lessons or would like to know more about our covid-19 protocols and safety measures, send an email to: info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com or call 303-526-9865 today! 

Online Lessons!

In addition to our in-person lessons, the Colorado School of Music continues to offer online lessons!  As with our in-person lessons, all online lessons are on-on-one private instruction with our talented instructors. Using, FaceTime, Skype, or your favorite video call app, connect with our teachers and take your lessons from home!  We currently offer online lessons Monday through Thursday for all instruments and voice. Call 303-526-9865 or email info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com to get signed up today!

The Snow is Here…   

Now entrenched in the cold months, we often get questions regarding our policy for snow closures. In the event of a snow closure, The Colorado School of Music will post an announcement on our website by noon the day in question to announce the closure. 

Online lessons will occur as normal on snow days. 

In the event of a snow closure, in-house instructors will be teaching online lessons at the normal lesson time. When in doubt please check the Website: www.coloradoschoolofmusic.com  or the Colorado School of Music Facebook page!

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!

Located in the heart of downtown Golden, 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!

Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned pro or just learning for fun, private music lessons with our experienced instructors will take your playing to the next level!

Vocal lessons and Piano lessons

Practice… Practice…Practice!

January Music Blog

January Music Blog

Dean Cutinelli here from the Colorado School of Music. Remember we are just a call away to start your private music lessons. We offer guitar lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, Violin lessons, vocal lessons as well orchestral instruments. Ok now on to the Dorian mode.

The Dorian Mode

The modes are a variation on either the major scale or minor scale. There are seven modes, Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian. This month we will be discussing the Dorian mode. The Dorian mode is easiest to understand when comparing it to the natural minor scale. If you played an A natural minor scale your note are A,B,C,D,E,F,G. The Dorian mode takes the natural minor scale an augments one note. The Dorian mode has a raised 6th if compared to the natural minor scale. If we stay with A being the root of our Dorian scale your note would now be A,B,C,D,E,F#,G. By change just one note in the scale you can create whole new sound. IF you

Are familiar with your key signatures you may be saying to your self well that’s just a G major scale starting on A. Yes this is another way to theorize the Dorian scale. 

The History of the Dorian Mode

The early Byzantine church developed a system of eight musical modes (the octoechos), which served as a model for medieval European chant theorists when they developed their own modal classification system starting in the 9th century.[3] The success of the Western synthesis of this system with elements from the fourth book of De institutione musica of Boethius, created the false impression that the Byzantine octoechos was inherited directly from ancient Greece.[4]Originally used to designate one of the traditional harmoniai of Greek theory the name was appropriated (along with six others) by the 2nd-century theorist Ptolemy to designate his seven tonoi, or transposition keys.

Who uses the Dorian Mode

You can hear this scale used in rock, jazz, blues, classical and pop as well as other styles of music. 

In the blues rock vain Carlos Santana makes the Dorian mode a big part of his sound. Oye Como Va has a very strong Dorian sound. In a classical setting Beethoven‘s Missa Solemnis incorporates the Dorian scale. Milestones by Miles Davis will give 

An example of this sound in a jazz context. Last give a listen to Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles to hear us very cleverly in a pop song.

I hope after reading this you have a better Idea on what a mode is and in particular the Dorian mode. Please feel free to contact us and come in for a music lesson to learn all about the modes and anything else pertaining to music from one of our great instructor at the Colorado School of Music in Golden CO. We offer guitar lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons and vocal lessons as wells as orchestral instruments. 

Thanks for reading!

music lessons
music lessons

Dean Cutinelli

CSoM NEWSLETTER … December 2020

CSoM NEWSLETTER … December 2020

Welcome to the Colorado School of Music! Now in our 15th year of business, we’re proud to offer both online lessons and in-person private music lessons for all ages and levels including piano lessonsguitar lessons, violin lessons, drum lessons voice lessons, and band and orchestral instruments.

Located in the heart of downtown Golden, 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!

Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned pro or just learning for fun, private music lessons with our experienced instructors will take your playing to the next level!

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 lessons and/or specialty percussion lessons – learn to jam on a drum kit or explore world rhythms.

-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. 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.   

THANK YOU…

Endless thanks to our students, parents of students and our dedicated staff of music instructors for all your hard work and support through the ups and downs of this crazy year! We are so grateful to have persevered through these difficult months and we owe it all to our students, teachers and the love for music that endures even in the toughest of times. Both personally and professionally we truly appreciate the support! We’re looking forward to a happier and healthier 2021!

Closed for Winter Break December 21st-January 3rd

This month, the Colorado School of Music will be taking our customary two week Holiday Break.  The school will be closed Monday December 21st 2020 through January 3rd,2021. No classes will be held on these days. All classes will resume at their normal days/times the week of January 4th. Thank you and enjoy the Holidays!

Lessons in the New Year!

The Colorado School of Music offers weekly private music instruction for all instruments! Try a lesson in guitar, piano, or any of our currently offered instruments or disciplines.   

Piano Lessons
Piano Lessons

November Music Blog

The Fender Stratocaster

Dean Cutinelli here from the Colorado School of Music. Remember we are just a call away to start your private music lessons. We offer guitar lessons, ukulele lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons, vocal lessons as well orchestral instruments. Now on to our discussion about the stratocaster guitar.

The Fender American stratocaster is one of the most classic guitar sound you will hear. Such guitar gods like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton have made the Strat part of their signature sound. 

The Stratocaster was the first Fender guitar to feature three pickups and a spring tension vibrato system, as well as being the first Fender with a contoured body.[3] The Stratocaster’s sleek, contoured body shape (officially referred to by Fender as the “Comfort Contour Body”) differed from the flat, squared edge design of the Telecaster. The Stratocaster’s double cutaways allowed players easier access to higher positions on the neck. The classic pickup set up on a strat is 3 single coil pickups and a 5 way pickup selector. Each position on the selector gives you a very different sound. You are given the option to use one pickup at a time or use two pickups at the same time. The strat is also equipped with a volume knob and two tone knobs. The volume is a master volume and controls all three pickups. Each of the tone knobs control the bridge, middle and neck pickup. The classic pickup settings on the strat are the in between spots on the pickup selector. Meaning you are using two pickups at the same time. 

There have been many variations on the strat over the years. You can get different pickup formations. For example you could have two hum bucker picks installed. A humbucking pickup, humbucker, or double coil, is a type of electric guitar pickup that uses two coils to “buck the hum” (or cancel out the interference) picked up by coil pickups caused by electromagnetic interference, particularly mains hum.

Another common variation is to have a different bridge put on the guitar. Some players like a fixed bridge well others might want a Floyd Rose locking bridge installed on there strat. Regardless of the variations this guitar has established it self as one the most classic guitar sound on the planet.

I hope after reading this you have a little better understanding of the stratocaster guitar. Please feel free to contact us and come in for a music lesson from one of our great instructor at the Colorado School of Music in Golden CO. We offer guitar lessons, ukulele lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons and vocal lessons as wells as orchestral instruments. 

Dean Cutinelli - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele & Mandolin
Colorado School of Music

Thanks for reading!

Dean Cutinelli

CSoM NEWSLETTER … November 2020

CSoM NEWSLETTER … November 2020

Welcome to the Colorado School of Music!

Now in our 15th year of business, we’re proud to offer both online lessons and in-person private music lessons for all ages and levels including piano lessons, guitar lessons, violin lessons, drum lessons voice lessons, and band and orchestral instruments.

Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned pro or just learning for fun, private music lessons with our experienced instructors will take your playing to the next level!

In person lessons!

We’re happy to offer in-person lessons in our Golden studio! We’ve altered our school to accommodate lessons in a fun and safe environment! If you’d like to register for in-person lessons or would like to know more about our covid-19 protocols and safety measures, send an email to: info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com or call 303-526-9865 today! 

Online Lessons!

In addition to our in-person lessons, the Colorado School of Music continues to offer online lessons!  As with our in-person lessons, all online lessons are on-on-one private instruction with our talented instructors. Using, FaceTime, Skype, or your favorite video call app, connect with our teachers and take your lessons from home!  We currently offer online lessons Monday through Thursday for all instruments and voice. Call 303-526-9865 or email info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com to get signed up today!

Scheduled Holiday Closures, 2020

The Colorado School of Music will take a short break over Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday Nov 26th and 27th,) and will be closed for two weeks for our annual holiday break. No classes and no charge for these dates. Thank you! 

CLOSED for  Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday and Friday, November 26-27 CLOSED for Holiday Break- Monday, Dec. 21st through Friday, January 1st. All lessons will resume at their normal day/time starting Monday, January 4th.

The Snow is Almost Here…   

Now entrenched in the cold months, we often get questions regarding our policy for snow closures. In the event of a snow closure, The Colorado School of Music will post an announcement on our website by noon the day in question to announce the closure. Online lessons will occur as normal on snow days. 

In the event of a snow closure, in-house instructors will be teaching online lessons at the normal lesson time. When in doubt please check the Website: www.coloradoschoolofmusic.com  or the Colorado School of Music Facebook page!

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!

music lessons
music lessons

Happy Thanksgiving!

October Music Blog

Dean Cutinelli here from the Colorado School of Music. Remember we are just a call 303-526-9865 or an email info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com away to start your private music lessons. We offer guitar lessonsukulele lessonspiano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons, vocal lessons as well orchestral instruments. We offer in-person or online lessons. Now on to our discussion about about the Lydian mode.

The Lydian Scale

The Lydian scale or mode as it is more commonly referred to is the 4th mode of the seven modes that are derived from ancient greek music. If you were to play a  C major scale starting on the 4th scale degree you would be playing F Lydian. The notes for the scale would be F, G, A, B, C, D, and E. Yes this can be theorized by say this is

just a C major scale starting on F.  When you put an F major chord behind the C major scale you now create the model sound of F Lydian. In this example if we think of F as our key center we could also say we are playing and F major scale with a raised or sharp fourth in it. Our notes would be F, G, A, B,C,D and E. Remembering that our key signature for F major is Bb, there for we now have B natural or a major scale with a sharp 4th. You now have again the Lydian scale. This scale is a perfect fit when you see a Major 7th chord with a sharp 4th. Vamp on a F major chord followed by  F Major 7th #4 or try F to G13.  Both progressions will give you A chance to test out your F Lydian scale.

The History of Lydian 

The name Lydian refers to the ancient kingdom of Lydia in Anatolia. In Greek music theory, there was a Lydian scale or “octave species” extending from parhypate hypaton to trite diezeugmenon, equivalent in the diatonic genus to the medieval and modern Ionian mode. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, this mode was described in two ways. The first way is the diatonic octave species from F up to F an octave above, divided at C to produce two segments.

The second is as a mode with a final on F and an ambitus extending to F an octave higher and in which the note C was regarded as having an important melodic function. 

Who uses the Lydian Mode

The Lydian mode is defiantly a particular sound. You don’t hear it used as wide as you would the Mixolydian mode, but it still has its place. An example from the middle of the century is the scherzo movement of Carlos Chávez‘s Symphony No. 3. In the jazz world the Lydian mode inspired the works of people such as Miles Davis and John Coltrane. In popular music the passage beginning at the words “Much as I definitely enjoy solitude” in the song “Possibly Maybe” by Björk shows of the sound of the Lydian scale.The bass line in The Police‘s 1983 song “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” again incorporates the Lydian sound. Many Polish folksongs, including the mazurka, are in the Lydian mode; the first six notes of this mode were sometimes known as the “Polish mode”.

I hope after reading this you have a better Idea on what a mode is and in particular the Lydian mode. Please feel free to contact us and come in for a music lesson to learn all about the modes and anything else pertaining to music from one of our great instructor at the Colorado School of Music in Golden CO. We offer guitar lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons and vocal lessons as wells as orchestral instruments. 

music lessons
music lessons

Thanks for reading!

Dean Cutinelli

CSoM NEWSLETTER … October 2020

CSoM NEWSLETTER … October 2020

Welcome to the Colorado School of Music!

Now in our 15th year of business, we’re proud to offer both online lessons and in-person private music lessons for all ages and levels including piano lessonsguitar lessons, violin lessons, drum lessons, voice and band/orchestral instruments.

Located in the heart of downtown Golden, 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!

Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned pro or just learning for fun, private music lessons with our experienced instructors will take your playing to the next level!

In person lessons!

We’re happy to offer in-person lessons in our Golden studio! We’ve altered our school to accommodate lessons in a fun and safe environment! If you’d like to register for in-person lessons or would like to know more about our covid-19 protocols and safety measures, send an email to: info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com or call 303-526-9865 today! 

Online Lessons!

In addition to our in-person lessons, the Colorado School of Music continues to offer online lessons!  As with our in-person lessons, all online lessons are on-on-one private instruction with our talented instructors. Using, FaceTime, Skype, or your favorite video call app, connect with our teachers and take your lessons from home!  We currently offer online lessons Monday through Thursday for all instruments and voice. Call 303-526-9865 or email info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com to get signed up today!

Scheduled Holiday Closures, 2020

The Colorado School of Music will take a short break over Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday Nov 26th and 27th,) and will be closed for two weeks for our annual holiday break. No classes and no charge for these dates. Thank you! 

CLOSED for  Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday and Friday, November 26-27

CLOSED for Holiday Break- Monday, Dec. 21st through Friday, January 1st.

Weekly Lessons resume January 4th, 2021. 

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.

music lessons
Colorado School of Music

Happy Halloween!

September Music Blog 2020

Dean Cutinelli here from the Colorado School of Music. Remember we are just a call 303-526-9865 or an email info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com away to start your private music lessons. We offer guitar lessonsukulele lessonspiano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons, vocal lessons as well orchestral instruments. We offer in-person or online lessons. Now on to our discussion about chords.

Today I will be talking about chords that are native to a major key. Every major key has 7 chords. There are many extensions  that can be added to chords that make up the vast variety of chords in music. We will save extensions and altered chords for another time.  The major key is comprised of a major I chord, a minor ii chord, a minor iii chord, a major IV chord, major V chord, a minor vi chord, and a diminished vii*chord. 

Now I am going to break down each chord into what I like to call chord definitions. Your major I IV and V chords are a root, a major 3rd, and a perfect fifth or R-3rd-5th. Your minor ii and minor iii and vi chords are a root, a minor 3rd and a perfect 5th or R-b3rd-5th.  Your diminished chord is a root a minor 3rd and a b5th or R-b3rd-b5th. So for example if we are in the key of C major our major I chord is C and the note are C-E-G. If we wanted to make the C major chord to a C minor chord our notes would then be C-Eb-G. If we want to convert a C major chord to a C diminish chord the note would now be C-Eb-Gb. The next level of chord are your major 7th, minor 7th, dominant 7th and minor 7th b5 chords. I will be discuss these in next months music blog. 

As a musician the chord definitions we help you as you continue to learn the different chord rules definitions and notations you will see through our your musical career.

I hope after reading this you have a little better understanding about the chords that are in a major key. Please feel free to contact us and come in for a music lesson from one of our great instructor at the Colorado School of Music in Golden CO. We offer guitar lessons, ukulele lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons and vocal lessons as wells as orchestral instruments. 

Dean Cutinelli - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele & Mandolin
Colorado School of Music

Thanks for reading!

Dean Cutinelli

CSoM NEWSLETTER … September 2020

CSoM NEWSLETTER … September 2020

Now in our 15th year of business, we’re proud to offer both online lessons and in-person private music lessons for all ages and levels including piano lessonsguitar lessons, violin lessons, drum lessons, voice and band/orchestral instruments.

Located in the heart of downtown Golden, 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!

Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned pro or just learning for fun, private music lessons with our experienced instructors will take your playing to the next level!

Welcome Back to school!

We’re happy to return to in-person lessons in our Golden studio! We’ve altered our school to accommodate lessons in a fun and safe environment! If you’d like to register for in-person lessons or would like to know more about our covid-19 protocols and safety measures, send an email to: info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com or call 303-526-9865 today! 

Online Lessons!

In addition to our in-person lessons, the Colorado School of Music continues to offer online lessons!  As with our in-person lessons, all online lessons are on-on-one private instruction with our talented instructors. Using, FaceTime, Skype, or your favorite video call app, connect with our teachers and take your lessons from home!  We currently offer online lessons Monday through Thursday for all instruments and voice. Call 303-526-9865 or email info@coloradoschoolofmusic.com to get signed up 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 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 are a great choice for young children, as piano lesson books have excellent curriculum geared 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!

Vocal lessons and Piano lessons

See you next month!