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Piano Teachers in Boulder

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Elizabeth French

Lizzie comes from a family of musicians and has been making music her whole life. Since starting piano lessons at the age of five, she has regularly performed solo repertoire and accompanied other musicians. She is primarily a pianist, but also played flute, piccolo, and oboe throughout middle and high school. Lizzie earned a BA in Spanish from Indiana University and is entering the piano performance program at CU Boulder in the 2020-2021 academic year. She enjoys teaching both children and adults and believes that studying music should be a cr... Read More

Abbie French

Abbie is a lifelong musician who plays french horn and piano, and is currently pursuing an MM in Horn Performance at University of Colorado Boulder. She studies with Michael Thornton, the principal horn in the Colorado Symphony, and plays in the top tier performing groups in the school. After graduating from Ball State University with a BA in Spanish, she moved to Boulder to be close to her sister, enjoy endless outdoor adventures, and continue her musical studies. Abbie comes from a family of music educators and believes that music should be a... 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

Taylor Clay

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Taylor began his musical journeys at the age of 13 on the saxophone. In high school he won awards with his school's jazz band as well as performed in the All-County concert band. Taylor then studied with Dr. Christopher Creviston and Bret Zvacek at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY. During this time Taylor also studied briefly with such artists as Eric Alexander, Mitch Frohman and Lenny Pickett. After completing his degree in Music Performance in 2012, Taylor moved to Colorado to attend the University of Norther... Read More

Iris Wong

She is currently a music education student in CU Boulder. She has been playing piano for over 16 years. She was born and raised in Hong Kong and moved to Colorado for a while. She have accomplished ABRSM piano and cello certification during high school. She started teaching piano and music theory when she was 18. She has been a cellist in a quintet ensemble and joined different orchestras in colleges. She was in music composition school for a year before she moved here. Outside of classical music, she has also composed pop music, video game mus... Read More

Arjun Novotny-Shandas

Arjun was born and raised right here in Boulder and has played piano since he was six. Today he studies Music and Political Science at CU. He is a versatile pianist with experience performing in jazz ensembles, chamber music groups, as a soloist, and as an accompanist. In addition to piano, Arjun has also played clarinet in an orchestral setting and banjo in a bluegrass band. Arjun was fortunate to have received a robust music education as a child that helped positively shape his life, and he aspires to do the same for others. As a teacher he i... Read More

Austin Skeffington

Austin’s piano journey has been far from traditional. He began playing piano at age 10 to participate in a rock band with his brothers. For his first five years of playing, Austin refused to learn sight-reading and picked up music primarily by ear. It wasn’t until accidentally joining his high school’s big band that he discovered his passion for jazz. He went on to perform in state competitions, accompany choirs and musicals, perform on KUVO radio, and eventually be awarded the Louis Armstrong and Semper Fidelis awards for musical excellence (a... Read More

Bart Baker

Bart started playing piano at the age of 7 and studied classical music throughout his youth, now pursuing a BM in Piano Performance at CU Boulder. He is also passionate about jazz as well as other genres, having played in many jazz combos and other bands. Bart has competed in several music competitions and has received awards for classical at the US Open Music Competition, and is an awarded soloist with his high school jazz band. He studies with Dr. David Korevaar studying classical and is a self taught jazz pianist. He likes teaching all genre... Read More

Jerry Ko

Jerry is a Master of Music student majoring in jazz composition at the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours degree from St. Francis Xavier University in Canada. As a jazz composer, Jerry’s works had performed by various ensembles of UNC, including Jazz Lab Band I, II, and III, and the Spectrum Studio Orchestra. Jerry studies jazz composition under Professor Drew Zaremba and jazz guitar under Professor Steve Kovalcheck. Jerry has also been invited to present at the New Music Workshop of Symposium 2022... Read More

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3 Piano Lesson Reviews

Jackson B

I've been taking piano lessons thru mountainside for almost a year. The lessons have been wonderful, we started virtual and now lessons are in person. My teacher is very professional and focused. Thank you so much!

2021-8-18

Jenn C.

We all think Ethan is great!!

2022-3-3

Melissa

My daughter very much enjoys her lessons with Ethan.

2022-3-2