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Guitar Teachers in Boulder

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Avery Johnson

Avery is a classically trained cellist that has been studying the cello for 21 years. In 2017, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance from CU Boulder. He has been playing the guitar (electric and acoustic) for 9 years, and has been in multiple rock bands, classical string quartets and orchestras. He has performed all over the US and Italy. When he’s not making music, Avery likes to swing dance (he was once in a competitive dance troop!) As a teacher, his goal is to foster a love of music in his students that is not restrained by... Read More

Theresa Peterson

Theresa a lifelong musician, teacher, and performer who has been teaching music for 12 years. As a classically trained violinist/violist, she can teach in a traditional idiom, but also plays and teaches many styles of music. Through the utilization of the Suzuki method among other methods, Theresa lets the interest of the student guide the lessons. Her approach to music is a full sensory approach that includes technique, practice strategies, and memorization strategies. Her first priority is for music to be fun and to feel doable! Theresa grew ... Read More

Santiago Herrera

Santiago received his undergraduate degree in Voice Performance from the University of North Texas in the Spring of 2017. During his studies there he performed with UNT Opera in roles such as Goro, in Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Remendado in Bizet's Carmen, Don Curzio in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, Liberto in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea, and Hermann in Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann, among others. In addition to opera Mr. Gutierrez Herrera is an avid performer of contemporary genres. In 2016 he was commissioned by the Canadian progre... Read More

Easton Nguyen

Easton is a singer, pianist, and guitarist with a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education from East Tennessee State University. In addition to his vocal training, Easton has been studying the piano since he was 8 and the guitar since he was 15. In Tennessee, he was an accompanist of Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in a rural district of Johnson City. He also performed with his colleagues in college throughout the region of Northeast Tennessee. He loves working with students of all ages, and he enjoys making music with everybody.... Read More

Liv Roumel

Olivia “Liv” Roumel is a vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and pianist. She attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston and earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Naropa University in Boulder in 2019. Growing up in Southeast Michigan, she performed in jazz clubs and other venues from the age of fourteen, singing standards along with original music. She recorded her first album, “Blip,” in 2018, and continues to record, produce, and perform an eclectic range of styles. Liv not only offers students her experience in performance and compositi... Read More

Andres Orco

Andres is a guitarist and composer. Playing since the age of 14, he holds a bachelors degree from Berklee College of Music, a masters degree from New England Conservatory, and is currently pursuing a doctorate from the University of Colorado Boulder in jazz performance and pedagogy. While at Berklee, Andres had the opportunity to study with Tim Miller and Mick Goodrick, two legendary guitarists and teachers. As a member of the New England Conservatory Jazz Orchestra during his masters, Andres had the honor to share the stage with jazz luminarie... Read More

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Casey Kelly

Both my children have been taking guitar lessons at Mountainside for years. They love their teacher. I recommend Mountainside Music Academy to everyone I meet looking for music lessons.