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Faculty Highlight: Rachel Fetler

Faculty Highlight: Rachel Fetler

Meet voice and piano instructor Rachel Fetler, who also teaches the Center’s Kids’ Choir class and works on the administrative side of the organization as Student Services and Operations Associate. 

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Should I Learn to Read Music? Understanding Music Literacy

Should I Learn to Read Music? Understanding Music Literacy

Kathy Kucsan, Education Director  Learning to read music is generally an important part of learning to play an instrument, at least in our current western culture. It often surprises people to learn that most of the world uses the aural tradition to share and pass...

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Faculty Highlight: Shaun Diaz

Faculty Highlight: Shaun Diaz

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview we spoke with cello instructor Shaun Diaz about how he uses a wide array of repertoire to help his students develop creativity and self-expression.     Center for Musical Arts:...

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Colorado Gives Day 2022

Colorado Gives Day 2022

Support the Center for Musical Arts and the Heartstrings Program on Colorado Gives Day For over 20 years, the Center for Musical Arts’ Heartstrings program has been providing need-based tuition assistance and access to low- or no-cost musical instruments for students...

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Faculty Highlight: Becca Kronyak

Faculty Highlight: Becca Kronyak

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview we spoke with saxophone instructor Becca Kronyak about her firm belief that music is for everyone, and how she brings that belief into her music lessons.   Center for Musical Arts:...

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How to Bring a Bass Drum Back to Life

How to Bring a Bass Drum Back to Life

Photograph: Tom Pederson at a Community Band performance Center for Musical Arts faculty are known for going above and beyond the call of duty. For example, Community Band Director Tom Pederson recently took up the task of refurbishing the Center's bass drum, which...

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How to Prepare for Your First Oboe Lessons

How to Prepare for Your First Oboe Lessons

Lindsie Katz, Violinist and Educator       Jennifer Stucki, Oboist and Faculty Member     Preparing for your first few music lessons can be a daunting task for families. What do we bring? Does my child have to play the instrument beforehand?...

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Faculty Highlight: Max Wolpert

Faculty Highlight: Max Wolpert

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview we spoke with violin & fiddle instructor Max Wolpert about his approach to teaching, the importance of community in music, why he was drawn to the fiddle, and more.   Center for...

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Summer ’22 Reads: 4 Musical Books You’ll Love

Summer ’22 Reads: 4 Musical Books You’ll Love

Kathy Kucsan, Education Director Summer Reads: A Pianist’s Memoir, A World of Sound, How Music Works, and a Violin Mystery “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” This is a quote that has been attributed to a variety of people, from Frank Zappa to...

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