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Piano Teachers in Boulder

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Elizabeth French

Lizzie French holds a BA in Spanish and Speech-Language Pathology from Indiana University and is working toward a BM in piano performance at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she studies with Dr. Jennifer Hayghe. Lizzie is an active member of the CU Boulder Collegiate chapter of MTNA and will be serving as chapter president for the 2023-2024 school year. She enjoys teaching both children and adults and believes that studying music should be a creative and collaborative experience. As a teacher, she prioritizes her students’ interests an... Read More

Darian Freeman

Darian Freeman serves as Principal Trombone of the Denver Philharmonic and also is a busy freelancer in the Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota areas. He has played with he Colorado Springs Philharmonic, the Wyoming Symphony, the Greeley Philharmonic, South Dakota Symphony as well as other notable orchestras. In addition, he holds an associate spot with the Chicago Civic Orchestra. He has played under the baton of notable conductors such as Leonard Slatkin and Ken-David Masur performing in Carnegie hall as well as David Geffen Hall. Darian earne... Read More

Mason Phillips

Mason Phillips grew up in Fort Collins, CO and has been playing music for 12 years. He started out in middle school playing percussion as well as piano, and eventually branched off into marching band, jazz band, pit orchestra, and symphonic band. He was invited to play at the New Orleans Jazz Festival in 2017, alongside his other jazz band members. Today he is enrolled at the University of Colorado Boulder where he is studying music and astronomy. The piano is Mason's main instrument, but he also has experience playing guitar, bass, ukulele, te... Read More

Paul Zeller

Dr. Paul Zeller leads an active career as a performer, collaborator, and educator in his field. Lauded for his sensitive and lyrical pianism, Paul’s playing has been praised for his “impressive dynamic and tonal range,” “gorgeous voicing,” and “crystal clear textures.” Paul has performed with several world-renowned artists, including Danny Elfman and Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart. He has premiered new works by Pulitzer-nominated composer Carter Pann and British composers Christopher Norton and Ian Farrington, among others. Paul has appea... Read More

Monica "Nico" Maldonado

Mónica “Nico” Maldonado started playing piano at the age of five and continued to learn more about music, guitar, and bass guitar throughout middle and high school After pursuing their Bachelor of Music in Music Education in 2014 they never stopped teaching. Mónica has been teaching music for a total of 15 years, with an additional year of student teaching in a public school setting as a student-teacher. This helped Mónica achieve a firm grasp on the art of teaching music in the 1-on-1, small group, and classroom settings. Mónica believes that ... Read More

Daniel Florez

Daniel Florez is a guitarist with 16 years of playing experience with experience on other instruments such as piano, violin, and trumpet. In his time away from teaching, Daniel works as Audio Mocha, a solo project for creating surf rock and Latin arrangements of popular and video game music and has performed in multiple conventions around the country. He was a computer programming and mathematics tutor in college and teaches after-school classes for kindergarten to second-grade students for teaching the basics of rhythm and music. Daniel's pass... Read More

Andrea Bonato

Andi was born and raised in Colorado Springs and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Andi specializes in classical piano. One of her earliest memories of playing piano is her dad teaching her the song Jump by Van Halen on his synthesizer when she was around five years old. This memory informs Andi’s teaching—she wants to help students find joy through music and achieve their goals. Apart from being a pianist, Andi is also pursuing a law degree and loves to hike, run, snowshoe, ski, and enjoy the beauty... Read More

Linda Shea

Dr. Linda Shea is a clarinetist, pianist, educator, conductor and entrepreneur. She earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts in clarinet performance and pedagogy from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2008. Her Masters Degree in clarinet performance is from the University of Northern Colorado which followed directly after her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the Lamont School of Music (at the University of Denver.) Piano was Linda’s first and primary instrument for the first 12 years, starting lessons at age 7. She played many recital... Read More

Jared Crider

Jared Crider is a Denver based multi-instrumentalist with over six years of teaching experience in both private lessons and in the public school system. He has degrees in both classical performance and jazz studies from the University of Idaho and the University of Northern Colorado. In his ten years as a performer Jared has performed around the world and taken the stage with greats such as Tony Bennett, Sheila Jordan, members of Earth, Wind and Fire, and more. He specializes in teaching trumpet and brass instruments, but also has great experie... Read More

Linzi Li

Linzi Li is renowned for her rich and diversified roles as a pianist, singer, and teacher. In recent years, Linzi has focused on solo piano performance under the tutelage of Jeffrey Swann, becoming a well-rounded musician. As a collaborative pianist, Linzi has gained experience from prestigious music institutions, immersing herself fully in rigorous collaborations, coaching, competitions, juries, and performances. She served as a department assistant at the Eastman School of Music while pursuing her degree. Her principal collaborative piano pro... Read More

Jeremiah Young

Jeremiah Young, whom also goes by JT, was born and raised in small town kansas. Since a child, he has surrounded his entire life with music, starting the piano at age 5. Throughout his musical career, Jeremiah has been apart of multiple ensembles such as Hays Symphony, Salina Youth Symphony, and multiple other small municipal bands. He plays a multitude of instruments from piano, trombone, trumpet, voice, and more! Jeremiah started teaching in 2019 and taught in Minneapolis Kansas up until 2023, when he went to further pursue further education ... Read More

Max Warnock

Max Warnock is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder where he is pursuing a BM in piano performance under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Cooperstock. He is president of the CU Boulder collegiate chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon and a member of MTNA. Max enjoys teaching both children and adults, and believes that learning music can be an incredibly rewarding experience for all ages and experience levels. He knows that building strong foundations in music theory, practice habits, and technique will help students gain the confidence to achieve their... Read More

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