Denver Instructors

Dylan C: (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Trumpet, Piano)

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Dylan started playing guitar at age 6 and grew up in a very musical background. With years of experience in Jazz performance, Dylan studied music theory all throughout high school and college. Being part of many musical groups he learned various instruments in addition to Guitar. Trumpet, Piano, Bass, and Drums were soon to follow. He attended The Hartford Conservatory in Hartford Connecticut and also studied the Recording Arts. He has taught music from Connecticut to California, has been working with kids for over 15 years and has been teaching for over 13. After a short visit to Denver, has has been with us ever since.

Zack D: (Drums, Trombone)

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Zack, who began his own music production company in 2015, has experience not only in teaching private lessons and giving clinics (10+ years), but also as a contributor to the ever-changing commercial music industry. He has written musical arrangements for some of the world’s premier vocalists and instrumentalists, as well as for various entertainment programs on board Princess Cruises vessels, including The Voice (of the Ocean), Festivals of the World, and Magical Mystery Tour where he also has played in the fleet’s Showbands. Off the cruise ship, Zack has frequently performed at popular venues in and around the Denver area, as well as on Denver’s esteemed public radio station, jazz89 KUVO. He has even had the pleasure of performing in pit orchestras for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (drums) and Urinetown (trombone) -both with Stage Flight Theatre. Specializing in the genres of Jazz, Rock, and Pop music.

Zack firmly believes that a solid foundation in music theory and composition are critical to the success of any musician, thus all students are encouraged to create and share their own work as they progress. Zack graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2014 where he obtained a degree in Music Business, but whether or not the goal is to become a professional musician, Zack aims to help all his students realize their full potential and enjoy life through music!

 

 

Susan L: (Voice, Piano, Guitar)

Dr. Susan Levasseur has three degrees in music and is an award winning dancer and poet.
She is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
  •  Premiered four songs of Hidemi Matsushita using her original poetry,
    and taught voice and guitar at Arapahoe Community College for five years
  • Conducted Master Classes in the U.S. and Europe and taught in many conservatories, colleges, and private music schools

Her speciality is voice performance Master Classes and she has extensive training in musical theatre, opera and improvisation.

Dan O : (Cello, Beg. Guitar & Ukulele)

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Dan Oliver is cellist currently based in the Denver Metro Area, he is a former member of the 2016 Brevard Concert Orchestra,
residing, performing and studying on a considerable merit scholarship at the Brevard Classical Music
Festival.
  • Studied with Franklin Pond Chamber Music in Atlanta
  • Working with, studying under, and performing alongside members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
  • Studied cello under several world-class musicians, including the following: Silver Ainomäe (Currently Associate Principal Cellist of the Minnesota Orchestra, previous Principal Cellist of the Colorado Symphony), Jonathan Spitz (New Jersey Symphony Principal Cellist, American Symphony Orchestra Principal Cellist, and Professor at Rutgers University), Gal Faganel (Former Phoenix Symphony acting Principal, Professor at UNC) as well as others.

Dan has a true passion for music and that comes thru with his teaching.

Alex T: (Drums, Percussion)

Alex Tripp is a drummer from Denver. After playing in the jazz band at Thomas Jefferson, and All-City jazz group at CEC in high school, he went on to Adams State College and played in the big band there for two years. Then he attended Berklee College of Music. At Berklee he got the opportunity to study with some of the best musicians in the industry. He also learned a lot about music theory there, and became proficient in piano as well. After graduating from Berklee with a degree in performance, Alex moved to New York for a year, where he played and taught. He moved back to Denver in September, 2015 and has been teaching and playing in numerous groups around the Denver area.

 Max T: (Sax, Clarinet, Flute)

Max is a recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in music performance.  He studied under the direction of Greg Banaszak.  While attending school Max was a member of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Baldwin Wallace Jazz Band, jazz combo groups, and the Baldwin Wallace Saxophone Quartet.

 Steve L: (Piano, Guitar, Violin/Viola, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele)

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Steve graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Video Game Scoring. He has been teaching music lessons for the past 7 years with a focus on guitar, bass, violin, composition, music theory and production. Steve currently resides in Littleton, CO, gigs regularly with two Denver bands, and works as a freelance musician/producer on Fiverr in his spare time. Fun is the number one philosophy Steve follows in his lessons plans, as having fun while learning helps students get the most out of music! He writes/records/plays in a variety of genres from Hip Hop, Classical, Rock, Metal, Blues, Film Music, Jazz, Reggae and more.

 Bridget H: (Saxophone)

Bridget Hartman is a saxophone player based in Denver. She is currently getting her degree at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver in jazz performance. She is also a member of Sol Burial, a local band just starting out in the Denver area. Her true love for music comes from composition and education. She composes for large and small ensembles, and teaches piano as well as saxophone. Learning the foundations of music to create your own world of sound is an amazing gift to be shared.

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