Creative Roots Music Studio

Creative Roots Music Studio

3 hires on
1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

Virtual & In-Person Lessons Available

Safely learn music from the comfort of your own home with virtual music lessons! Covid has taught us a lot about how to teach and learn music remotely. Calee is now set up with two camera angles - one to see her and one to see an overhead view of the piano. Beyond that, she is able to screen share music software, which acts as the music theory whiteboard we often use during lessons. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about lessons through the pandemic.

Your first lesson is always free at Creative Roots Music Studio! Ask as many questions as you'd like, get to know your instructor, and sign up when you're ready. To get started, simply send Calee your preferred lesson days, she'll send some time options, and you're all set! Seriously, it couldn't be easier.

Calee understands every individual and their musical journey is unique; she is happy to cater and adapt to teach anything you’d like to learn! Between 20 years of studying and 5 years of teaching, she is equipped with all of the right tools to help you succeed as a piano player, singer, songwriter, and all-around musician.

The best part of teaching private lessons is working with people from all walks of life. Every single student is unique, and music is a fantastic form of expressing that individuality. Not one lesson is conducted in the same manner as the next, which allows for each day to be a new creative adventure :)

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Englewood, CO 80113
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Signing up could not be easier! Creative Roots is open each day of the week. Let Calee know which day works best, she'll send some time options, and we'll be all set for your free trial lesson.

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

Over the last 20 years, Calee has studied various instruments including piano, voice, guitar, marching bass drum, trumpet, baritone, and tuba.

Through her first years of college, she double-majored in Vocal Performance and Music Education, eventually earning a degree in Professional Music. These years, coupled with her training as an adolescent, equipped Calee with all of the tools she needs to become a professional musician. Through these years, she learned writing, arranging, and recording skills; piano and singing skills in various genres; how to professionaly lead a rehearsal; and most importantly, she learned how to pass her knowledge on to you :)

After college, Calee was fortunate enough to be invited back to teach full-time at The School for Music Vocations. Here, she taught a variety of courses including Music Theory, Recording Studio, nationally touring vocal jazz ensembles, a regionally touring concert choir, as well as private lessons in jazz voice, classical voice, and classical piano.

In 2017, Calee moved from small-town Iowa to Denver to open a private lesson studio and to pursue her music career. Currently, she teaches piano, voice, and music theory lessons full-time at Creative Roots Music Studio & Denver Music Institute.

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

$28/half hour

$40/45 min


The first lesson is always free :)

Family Discount - 10% per family member/lesson

Lesson packages:

10% off a package of 10 lessons

20% off a package of 20 lessons

What types of students have you worked with?

Probably every student you could think of! One of Calee's favorite parts of the job is that every student is unique. She's worked with all ages from 4 to 80; she's worked with students who have no idea what "middle C" means, students who are prepping for auditions and college entrance exams, students who want to sing and accompany themselves on either piano, guitar, or ukulele, students who want to write and record their own music, students who want to work fundamentals and sight-reading skills. You name it, she's taught it.

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

Make sure you enjoy your lessons! "Play" is the root word of music, so find an instructor that guides you through the techniques, but also allows you to have fun, relax, and play every once in a while :)

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

What kind of music would you like to study?

What are some end goals for lessons?

How fast would you like to grow?