ABC Music Academy

ABC Music Academy

5.0 (1)
7 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
19 years in business

About this pro

Have you ever wished you could find a teacher who made lessons fun and engaging? Do you or does your student need inspiration to press further into their talent? Come and see how this creative teacher gets you hooked on music!

If you want to play Pop, Rock, Jazz, or Classical- you can learn skills to enjoy any of these styles Ever wanted to read music, play chords, improvise, or be part of a rock band? Not sure which instrument to pick: Piano, keyboard, flute, guitar, or uke? Try them all! Lessons are tailored to your interests and learning style.  

If your goal is to perform, I offer an average of one exciting opportunity to play out somewhere each month! Because I have played and recorded professionally, I can coach you or your student in performance strategies. Many of my students have successfully competed at the local and state level and have received high honors. 

Ages 4- adult. Experience working with specially capable kids as well - autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, etc.

www.ABCMusicAcademy.com

Working with students to help them discover how amazing they really can be with music.  Helping people find out why music lessons are actually FUN!  

Adults and kids learn quickly with my unique approach which utilizes movement to anchor learning, as well as an understanding of practical music theory.

Love jamming with the Adult music group as well!

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Credentials

Westminster, CO 80031
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1 Review

5.0

  • Andrew A

    Professional and kind.



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FAQs


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

Schedule your introductory lesson and see what is involved in a typical lesson.  There, youshare what you may have learned in the past as well as ask questions.  By the end of the session, we create a plan for you to becoming a better musician!


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

I began studying the piano at the age of  7, I then studied flute, theory, jazz, and most recently guitar. Through a competition, I received a scholarship toward studies in Piano Performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Other awards I have received include the John Phillip Sousa Award for Flute, and a seat in the Colorado All-State Band her senior year in high school.

My notable piano instructors include Phyllis Parmelee, Paul Parmelee (University of Colorado at Boulder), Robert Spillman (Eastman School of Music), David Burge (Eastman School of Music), Denver jazz pianist Ted Alexander, and long-time studio pianist Howard Pancoast.

I studied flute with several known performers as well,  including Susanella Noble-Wolzien (Kona Symphony), and Sylvia Greenfield (former aculty member of CSU and UNC), and I have participated in several masterclasses and workshops with internationally known artists. 

I have started work on the Guitar Certificate program through the Berklee School of Music in Boston. My notable guitar instructors include Felicity Muensch (former instructor at CCU), as well as several pop and rock guitarists. 

I trained with Kindermusik in  2002. Through that training and using their curricula, I have developed a broad knowledge of early childhood learning. I  taught all Kindermusik curricula, including sign language for babies. I have worked with hundreds of students each year.  Out of over 5,000 instructors, I was recognized byKindermusik International in 2006 for her Family Time program.

I devote 3-5 hours per week to my own Continuing Education.  I attend Professional Level workshops through Colorado Music Teacher's Association, work with professional music coaches, and have a drive to always improve the skills I share with mys tudents.  


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

Private Lesson 30 minute/week -  $30 

       45 Minute /week-  $45

       *** Ask about the Lessons.com discount on Private Lessons!

Group Lesson-  $30 per week 

Lessons can be in-person or online.  We sanitize all equipment between students, wear masks and social distance during instruction.


How did you get started teaching?

I first began teaching lessons in High School. Music was something that I excelled at, and my teachers used me to substitute teach for them. 


What types of students have you worked with?

Birth to Adult, Beginners to Professional (including other teachers), all abilities and differently abled students. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I really enjoy performing and playing with my students live!  So much fun to practice with the purpose of performing. We frequently play out live shows in the community. 


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

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is a face to face introduction worth? 

I strongly recommend that you meet your potential teacher in person and try out a  lesson.  Be clear about your expectations and goals. Be open to doing thing differently than you have in the past.  You may be pleasantly surprised!


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

Questions for you to consider as a student:

What do you hope to get out of your lessons? Clarify your goals.  

Do you plan to take a limited number of lessons, or are you wanting a coach you can stay with for a long time?

How do you learn best?  Does the teacher "get" your learning style and communicate in a way that makes sense to you?

Are you hoping for "Extras" that your teacher can provide, such as performance opportunities, groups where you can play with others, or just attending a musical or performance as a group?

Are you a committed practicer or will your learning take place solely during the lessons?  Does your level of commitment that fit your teacher's expectations?