Morgan Kusmer Music

Morgan Kusmer Music

5.0 (6)
1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

I LOVE teaching. In our lessons, I consider the whole person. Who you are in the lesson, and who you are outside of the lesson. I push my students lovingly. I am easygoing when things are tough. I truly enjoy seeing people succeed, and sharing my passion of music with those who want it. Stick with me - I'll help you reach your goals for sure, and enjoy the process!!

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Niwot, CO 80503
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6 Reviews

5.0

  • Linda Li

    Morgan explains music theory in a way that makes it easy to enjoy, understand, and use. She teaches me how to apply my lessons to jazz, pop/rock and improvisation. She pays attention to what my interests are and what I want to learn. We always have fun during the lessons!

  • Sachi Ainge

    Morgan is so encouraging. It's been a long time since I took any formal music lessons, and she is so great about meeting me where I'm at. She clearly has a broad and deep understanding of the content, and she makes learning fun. In the months we've been working together, she's helped me to significantly improve my aural and vocal skill set. Our lessons are always an engaging combination of theory, drills, and working on the songs I select. I'm really excited about my rapid progress, and it's all due to Morgan's awesome coaching!

  • Ric D

    If you are looking for an amazing keyboard teacher, your search is over. I’ve been taking keyboard lessons with Morgan for 2 years. She is highly competent, encouraging and patient. She is well versed in all types of music, classical, jazz and rock. Morgan also is a very talented vocalist and vocal teacher. I consider Morgan my musical muse and I can’t say enough good things about her. Hire her and I guarantee you won’t regret it.

  • Brandon H

    Morgan is very thorough and organized. I love that she sends notes after the lesson, it really helps me stay on track and focused. She has an excellent understanding of music theory with a great application towards jamming and improvisation, I ALWAYS look forward to my lessons with Morgan!


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

First lesson, I sit down and explore the goals of the student. I listen carefully, so I can tailor our lessons to help reach these goals. I work with every student differently. 


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

5 years teaching experience (1.5 years at School of Rock Boulder, 3.5 private teaching)

9 years musical training at The Walden School

10 years classical piano performance (private lessons & competitions)

10 years composition/ music theory/ aural skills studies

Oberlin Conservatory training

5 years rock/ jazz/ jam band/ funk/ soul - band performances

10 years vocal studies


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

$30 trial lesson to see if we are a good fit :)

$50/ lesson. I am worth it, trust me. I put 2 hours work into 1 hour lessons. 

$160 discounted price for 4 lessons. 


How did you get started teaching?

I was hired by School of Rock in Boulder, CO. Discovered I found such joy in sharing my passions and helping others succeed. When I started my own private business, the love of teaching grew even more.


What types of students have you worked with?

All types. People interested in composition, piano, theory, vocals, aural skills, band performance, jazz studies... all ages, anywhere from 4 years old to 70 years old.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

In 2020, I released an EP including all the best musicians I worked with in Boulder, CO. I feel such joy to have an album I can show others that includes my favorite musicians. 


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

Know what you want out of these lessons. The better you are able to articulate your goals to me, the better I can support you. 


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

Why do you want to learn music (the purpose of your studies)? Is it for fun? Do you want to go into performing?

How much time do you want to dedicate to practicing per week?