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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

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

Ethan Minard

Ethan Minard is a multi-instrumentalist based out of Boulder, Colorado. He offers beginner lessons in guitar, ukulele, and percussion (concert and drum set), and offers beginner to advanced lessons in classical piano. Raised in Dillon, Colorado, Ethan started taking classical piano lessons at age 7. He went on to start percussion in 6th grade and guitar his sophomore year of high school. Ethan studied classical piano at the University of Colorado Boulder from 2016-2020 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, a Minor in Business and cert... Read More

Scott Mitzner

Originally from New York, Scott moved to Boulder, Colorado in 2019. Scott knew he was meant to be a musician from an early age. “When I was a kid, I always had music in my head. I got a guitar from a friend in high school and played it nonstop. Somewhere along the way, it just became obvious to me that I would keep at it my whole life.” Playing and teaching guitar is a passion for Scott, and he is fortunate to be able to share his rich musical experiences with his students.Through the years, Scott has collaborated with singer/songwriters and re... Read More

River Ashmore

River is a guitarist who has been playing since the young age of 9. He writes and performs live in several Colorado-based groups with fans all across the country. His passion is live gigging but he also performs as a sit-in guitarist and session player. In addition to playing live, River is a college student currently pursuing his degree at CU Denver. He enjoys teaching students of all ages and is quick to adapt to the ability of each musician to encourage comfortability and enjoyment. As a teacher, Rivers' style is collaborative but he will al... Read More

River Ashmore

River is a guitarist who has been playing since the young age of 9. He writes and performs live in several Colorado-based groups with fans all across the country. His passion is live gigging but he also performs as a sit-in guitarist and session player. In addition to playing live, River is a college student currently pursuing his degree at CU Denver. He enjoys teaching students of all ages and is quick to adapt to the ability of each musician to encourage comfortability and enjoyment. As a teacher, Rivers' style is collaborative but he will al... Read More

River Ashmore

River is a guitarist who has been playing since the young age of 9. He writes and performs live in several Colorado-based groups with fans all across the country. His passion is live gigging but he also performs as a sit-in guitarist and session player. In addition to playing live, River is a college student currently pursuing his degree at CU Denver. He enjoys teaching students of all ages and is quick to adapt to the ability of each musician to encourage comfortability and enjoyment. As a teacher, Rivers' style is collaborative but he will al... Read More

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1 Guitar Lesson Review

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.

2021-6-21