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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

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

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

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

Camden Johnson

Camden Johnson is a multi-instrumentalist, pursuing a BM in jazz alto saxophone at the University of Colorado Boulder. He started playing drum set at age 5, and would go on to play viola, cello, bass, guitar, piano, and alto saxophone throughout grade and middle school. He attended Denver School of the Arts where he would win various awards such as “Outstanding Reeds” at Essentially Ellington jazz competition and festival, as well as “superior with distinction” at various state wind ensemble competitions. Although his focus is currently with sc... Read More

Mason Cooke

Mason Cooke is currently a masters student in trombone performance at the University of Denver and an active freelancer in the metropolitan area. He has performed with notable groups, such as Remi Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows, The Annie Booth Big Band, The Lakewood Symphony, and The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra. Hailing from Texas originally, Mason received his undergraduate degree in music education from Texas Tech University in 2021. When not performing or teaching, he enjoys composing music and reading fantasy novels.... 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

Ohad Gev

Ohad Gev was born and raised in New York City. Ohad began teaching piano in high school and continued with this passion throughout his 4 years of college. His experience teaches expands to students of all ages and has been able to guide students of all experience levels. He is CU Boulder graduate with a BA in Piano performance and is currently attending Grad School to advance his knowledge in business as well. ... Read More

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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!


Jenn C.

We all think Ethan is great!!



My daughter very much enjoys her lessons with Ethan.