Creative Roots Music Studio
Online & In-Person Lessons Available (Englewood, CO)
Your first lesson is always free at Creative Roots Music Studio! Ask as many questions as you'd like, discuss your goals, experience what a lesson feels like, 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 25 years of studying and 7 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.
Learn music from the comfort of your own home with online music lessons! Calee is set up with two camera angles - one to see her and one to see an overhead view of the piano (see website for pictures). The only equipment you'll need is a device for video calling and your instrument. It's an easy way to learn without the commute or waiting 30 minutes for your child in the lobby :) Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about learning virtually!
Able to read music
Student has instrument
Interested musical styles
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Frequently asked questions
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.
The first lesson is always free :)
Family Discount: 10% per family member/lesson
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?