We aim to provide quality and engaging music education from beginning through college prep to Evergreen and the surrounding area. We believe that when students thrive, the whole community thrives: school music programs thrive, youth orchestras thrive, live music thrives, and the overall quality of the music in the area goes up, inspiring a whole new generation of musicians in the Evergreen area.
We are fully dedicated to build Evergreen Conservatory as a unique center for the music education in the community, to be recognized at the state and national level. State of the art school is bringing the value to the community as well. Our well established connection with Center for the Arts Evergreen gives our students an opportunity to be part of the local and state cultural life by performing on the stage of the Center for the Arts. Young talents are getting recognized and supported.
It's about you and your goals
I would love to help you learn more about the beautiful world of music during our piano/music lessons. Through your learning experience, you'll get to know about different composers and their music, instruments, and genres. You'll soon expand your knowledge and ability to play more joyfully for yourself and others. You can even try to compose, create your own melodies, find harmonies, arrange and present your musical pieces.
My teaching method is a combination of the leading musical pedagogy programs which includes a broad repertoire, sight-reading, ear-training, theory, artistry, composition, history and solfeggio.
When I was 3 years old, I pretended to play piano on my kitchen table. I guess it was so convincing that my parents bought me a piano less than a year later. Back then it was a huge investment to buy a piano - similar to buying a Steinway Grand Piano nowadays. At age 4, my father took me to the Moscow Conservatory Concert Hall for a concert and the world stopped spinning for me. I became hooked on music and it became one of my life's greatest passions. Today, this experience is very important to me because it reminds me as a parent how important it is to pay close attention to little nuances and hints which my children give me to help me recognize their hidden talents, both artistic as well as others.
started playing piano at 4
traveled with Vesna Children's Choir across Eastern and Western Europe
1984-89 attended Gnesin's Music College (Moscow, Russia)
1989-94 assistant of producer for the program about music-art-culture for Russian TV Channel 1
1994 moved to US
1995 my first teaching experience was in King Center, NJ
2000 moved to Colorado. Played for Breckenridge Theater's musical productions
2010 - 2018 taught at Evergreen School of Music.
Member of Music Teacher National Association and Colorado State Music Teacher Association.
Deborah Berioli, Soprano, CSOM, CBBA, is a critically acclaimed opera singer having performed with leading opera companies and symphonies in the US and abroad. Deborah began her musical education at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey and went on to a professional performing career. She has studied voice with David Jones, International Vocal Pedagogue specializing in the Swedish-Italian School of voice training and Ruth Golden, Soprano and faculty member with the Manhattan School of Music.
Deborah received critical acclaim for her performances of The Countess Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze Di Figaro from Opera News Magazine in the US and Opera Magazine in Europe. Her portrayal of Amelia in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera was listed among the top ten best classical performances in the San Francisco Bay Area describing her performance as "over the top beautiful". She has performed with the MidSummer Mozart Festival in San Francisco and was invited to perform a rare fragment of a Mozart aria at the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. She has performed solo and symphonic works across the country including the famous venues of Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis and Carnegie Hall, Manhattan. She maintains a private vocal and piano studio and is dedicated to providing opportunities for students, young artists and skilled amateurs to perform within a mentoring environment with teachers and accomplished musicians.
Deborah is the Director of Music for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder and has served as Voice Teacher and Music Director for the Actor's Academy of Performing Arts in Denver and Boulder.
Member of Music Teacher National Association and Colorado State Music Teacher Association.
“One of the great things about being a musician is that you never stop learning.” – Yo Yo Ma
Hannah Robbins began her musical studies at the age of 4 after learning of the cello from a family friend. Growing up in Denver, she participated in many local programs including Denver Talent Education, Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra, Front Range Youth Symphony, and Denver Young Artists Orchestra that fed her love of music and desire to pursue cello as a career. Hannah attended Denver School of the Arts for several years before deciding to leave home early to attend Interlochen Arts Academy for her junior and senior years of high school so she could focus on developing and preparing for college auditions.
Hannah attended University of Michigan, where she received a Bachelor of Music in cello performance as a student of Richard Aaron. During her time in Ann Arbor, she developed a passion for early music and took up playing viola da gamba under the instruction of Enid Sutherland. She continued on to receive her Masters of Music at Indiana University where she was awarded Associate Instructorship through the IU Early Music Institute. Hannah has been active throughout the country participating in numerous summer festivals and orchestras. She has also participated in numerous international orchestra tours, performing concerts at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin's St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Lerwick, Whalsay, Korneuburg, Krems, Kindberg, Eger Cathedral, Liszt Academy, Cordoba, La Plata, and Buenos Aires.
The mountains were calling so Hannah returned to Colorado in 2013 and has since worked throughout the Denver area as a freelance musician. She has performed with many local ensembles including the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Chamber Players, and Colorado Bach Ensemble. She enjoys teaching private lessons and is dedicated to providing her students a strong understanding of technique, musicality, and respect for music of all genres.
Morganne McIntyre is a multi-faceted musician who is passionate about performing, teaching, music theory, and injury prevention. She fell in love with the violin at the age of 9 and has never stopped wanting to explore every aspect of practicing, performing, and teaching the instrument. A native of Minnesota, Morganne studied with Dr. Benjamin Sung and Dr. Sonja Harasim before earning her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Minnesota under renowned pedagogue Sally O’Reilly. Having moved to Denver in 2019, Morganne attended the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music and received a Master of Music in Violin Performance under Linda Wang and will be completing a Master of Arts in Music Theory in 2022. After acting as an Aural Skills Graduate Teaching Assistant for two years at DU, Morganne will become a Music Theory GTA for the 2021-22 school year. Morganne has taken multiple violin pedagogy courses at both the U of M and DU and is certified in books 1-5 of the Suzuki Violin Method.
Music festivals that Morganne has attended include Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Bravo! Summer Institute at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Montecito International Music Festival, and Sewanee Summer Music Festival. She has won first place at the Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Solo Competition and the FMAYS Concerto Competition and has placed in the Mary West Solo Competition and the Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition. She was a member of the Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra for three years and has acted as principal violin for numerous school and festival orchestras. Morganne loves playing chamber music with friends and colleagues, listening to and thinking about the violin repertoire, and helping students reach their full potential.
A graduate of the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, Kristopher has a Bachelor of Music Performance on the Viola and a minor in Italian as well as a Graduate Certificate of Performance on the Viola from the Lamont School of Music. He studied with Basil Vendryes, the principal violist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, for 5 years.
Kris studied abroad in Milan, Italy at L'università catolica and La scuola civica di musica. He also participated in the Viterbo Opera Festival in Italy the following summer.
Kris started learning how to play the violin when he was 6 years old and played with the Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra for 8 years. He sat first chair with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra (LSO), performed with orchestras around Denver, Italy, with the Stratus Chamber Orchestra in Prague, and the Klavier Philharmonic in Tokyo. He plays with quartets and small ensembles for weddings, social events, concerts, and more.
He has taught all over the Denver area, both privately and as an assistant to orchestra teachers before, during, and after school hours. He worked with Friends of Chamber Music, City Strings, and Colorado Chamber Orchestra to help underprivileged children learn how to play string instruments.
Joseph has been playing guitar professionally for many years, in New York, Montana, Missouri and Colorado. For over 30 years he has been performing, recording, arranging, teaching, studying and composing. As a performer, Joseph can be heard on many recordings as a founding member of the Long Island avant-garde duet, Inner Landscapes, and the experimental music band QUIET featuring Cathedral keyboardist, Tom Doncourt. He can also be heard accompanying the grandchildren of Maria Von Trapp on the Von Trapp Children Vol 1, Charlie Russell’s MONTANA!, and Off The Wall, The New Jubes & Virtual Orchestra. He has also composed for television, radio, stage productions, and small films. He composed the music score for the 2006 PAH-FEST film festival feature film winner, "I Am the Longs”. He also scored and performed a theater production of Anton Checkhov’s Three Sisters and a theater production of The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis De Sade. As a teacher, Joseph taught guitar studio and class at the University of Montana and The University of Central Missouri. He also taught Music Theory, Aural Training, Music Composition, Jazz Band, Music Literature at Adams State University. In Colorado, most recently Joseph performed with the SLV Big Band and led jazz jam sessions in Alamosa and Del Norte for students and local jazz enthusiasts. In Evergreen, Joseph is a familiar performer at local venues. He also hosts jazz jams at the Snowpack Taproom with the Evergreen Jazz Collective. www.facebook.com/guitarist.at.large https://boutiqueguitars.org/
Born in Hartford, CT, Vince Caiafa has been playing drums since he was three and gigging professionally since fifteen. As a teenager, he developed an interest in classical and world percussion and learned from Benjamin Toth, the chair of the percussion department at The Hartt School of Music. Later, Vince attended the Hartt School of Music full time in West Hartford, CT, and Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He studied under such teachers as Kim Plainfield, Ralph Peterson, Dave Samuels, and Mike Mangini. Vince has performed in several bands, orchestras, and chamber ensembles throughout New England, New York, California, and Colorado. Currently he teaches, records, and performs throughout Colorado. You can see him playing live with Goodnight Freeman and Groove ’N Motion feat. The Rocky Mountain Horns. He lives in Evergreen with his wife and three awesome dogs.
Peter Burkholder began listening to jazz before he could walk, bouncing to the beats of David Sandborn as a one-year-old. It was only a matter of time before he caught the bug. He started playing the saxophone in 2007 taking lessons at the Levine School taking lessons from Navy Commodores unit leader, William C. Mulligan. He continued to study classically into high school and began studying jazz as well under prolific Maryland educator and performer Paul Carr. He met Paul on scholarship to his well known“Jam Camp” at the Jazz Academy of Music. Peter received the scholarship by winning one of two “Outstanding Soloist Awards” at the 2011 Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival. His senior year Peter played lead alto in the Yorktown H.S. Jazz Band in Arlington, Virginia, and was awarded the “Louis Armstrong Award for outstanding achievement in the field of jazz” by program director Brian Bersh.
The passion Peter developed for jazz in high school extended into his undergraduate studies. At James Madison University, he pursued an undergraduate degree in music, studying under sax professor David Pope. Highlights of his performances as Lead Alto in the JMU jazz ensemble are viewable below. After graduating from JMU, Peter pursued a Masters in music performance at Denver University’s Lamont School of Music, studying under pianist Eric Gunnison, trombonist and director Steve Wiest, and professor of saxophone Art Bouton. He won an outstanding soloist award at the Greeley Jazz Festival for his role as the “Dragon” in Steve Wiest’s composition “Ork Vs. Dragon.” This performance is also viewable on the Lamont School of Music’s YouTube channel. In May 2020 Peter graduated from the Lamont School of Music and a few months later accepted a teaching position at the conservatory. When he is not teaching you can find him leading local jam sessions in downtown Denver as well as performing in local theatre production companies playing various woodwinds in the pit orchestras
Evan King is a Graduate of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (B.M.) and University of Denver Lamont School of Music. (M.M.) An active performer in Colorado, Evan performs regularly with the Denver Philharmonic, Aurora Symphony, Longmont Symphony, Littleton Symphony, Boulder Bach Festival and Colorado Brass Band. He is the lead trumpet with Guerrilla Fanfare Brass Band, and has performed with many other Denver-based groups, such as Groupo Kaoba, Sabor de la Calle, Mannequin the Band, Diamond Empire Band, H2 Big Band, and Cumbia Explosiva. He has also toured the Midwest, South, and Northwest United States with the Jefferson St. Parade Band, and China with the Denver Philharmonic. In lessons, Evan draws on the methods of his former teachers; (such as Joey Tartell, Alan Hood, David Champoullion, Vince DiMartino, Warren Deck, and Carole Dawn Reinhart), utilizing exercises and techniques that aim to make brass playing as effortless as possible. Music choice is catered specifically to the goals and skill level of the students, and can include any style; classical, jazz, pop, or any other kind of music that can be played on a brass instrument. For more advanced students looking to explore jazz improvisation, Evan is experienced in helping players develop key improvisational skills. These skills include music theory, deep listening, and ear training, as well as technical exercises, that help give even inexperienced players the confidence to take a solo. Evan has helped all levels of players, from absolute beginners, to advanced high school and college players, to comeback adult players achieve their personal, musical goals. https://evankingkingevan.wixsite.com/evanking
Guerrilla Fanfare Records "Mia" at Mighty Fine Studios, Denver https://youtu.be/kU_L_TpSW60Colorado Brass Band concerthttps://youtu.be/saLnfuWnL4o Guerrilla Fanfare live at Confluence Parkhttps://youtu.be/NReK-IsiQr0 Stars and Stripes Forever flash mob at Chongqing airport https://youtu.be/z-DbGowub3Q
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