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CSoM NEWSLETTER …  June 2019

The Colorado School of Music provides private music lessons for all ages and levels in piano lesssons, guitar lessons, violin lessons, drums lessons, voice lessons and band/orchestra 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! 

Colorado School of Music 2019 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!  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 lessons or drums. School band members – get ahead of your section by taking some private instrument lessons during the break! Great slots are still available – email or call us at 303-526-9865 to set up a summer music lesson 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 music lessons. Progress is very slow and it can be difficult to maintain the focus required for practicing. Four year old hands are also often still too small for pianos.

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. As always, Parents are welcome in all lessons!  

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 lessons, violin lessons, and more. To try an introductory lesson, just call 303-526-9865 or email

Happy Summer! See you next month!

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