Calliope Music Studios

Calliope Music Studios

Calliope Music Studios Rovner

Aurora, CO

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32 years in business
16 employees

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Calliope Music Studios is a family of professional experienced instructors for piano, string, woodwind, brass, guitar, vocal, and percussions instruments.  Adult and school age students welcome!  Lessons are taught at our school near Parker and Havana St. in Aurora. We always offer you a free consultation!

Here you will find teachers who are members of Guild, CSMTA, NATS.

Lessons

Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Drum, Flute, Guitar, Hebrew, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Trombone, Trumpet, Violin, Voice


Location

Aurora, CO 80014

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

With many professional at our school, a free consultation with one or more will help you discover the right instructor for you! Typically, lessons are 1/2 hour per week, with additional time available by arrangement.  We have students here as young as 3 and as old as....well, challenge us!


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

All instructors at Calliope are professional and experienced. Many are members of Colorado State Music Teachers Association, NATS, Guild, etc.  


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Instructor fees vary.  Most charge a monthly fee to include 1/2 hour each week.  The range for this is either side of $100/m depending on the instructor.


How did you get started teaching?

Many instructors at Calliope have taught for 20-40 years! Typically beginning after a music education or performance degree.


What types of students have you worked with?

Among instructors at Calliope Music Studios are those with certain specialties.  For instance, we can offer guitar lessons for any style including: classical, rock, folk, bass, uke.  Piano lessons may include classical, pop, jazz and improv, composition.  One piano instructor enjoys teaching left hand only students!  Another is a pro at the Gordon Method.

String lessons may include Suzuki style.  Vocal instruction available in classical, pop, broadway, etc.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Many of us attend the CSMTA state conference, and the National MTNA as well.  Both help us discover new methods of teaching, and remain excited about music education.  Some of us have been singing with the Denver Opera Collective in the Summers.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Visit first.  Be comfortable with the instructor's demeanor, and teaching space.  Remember that an excellent performer may not be an excellent instructor.  Teaching experience counts the most.  Commitment is involved, ask questions.  

Ask about any agreements or policies.  Month to month payments may be best at first.  


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Have a goal.  For instance:  I want to sing in a rock band some day!  I want to be able to play some Chopin or Mozart within a few years!  Not sure what I want to do with it, but I'd love to play violin!  I'm goin to sing in school chorus, and need to read better.  For little kids, sometimes parents just want them to have fun and be able to play in concerts.  Got this here guitar, and want to rock it!

All these are typically valid, and good openers for a first visit.