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Partner Highlight: Jeanne Phipps, Musical Freedom

Partner Highlight: Jeanne Phipps, Musical Freedom

(photo: Two Musical Freedom participants from the Denver Women's Correctional Center) In this Partner Highlight we are excited to introduce Jeanne Phipps, who runs Musical Freedom, a program which offers music lessons in Denver- and Golden-area prisons. Learn more...

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Spring 2022 Re-enrollment Begins Nov 1

We're looking forward to the spring term, especially because we have a new, streamlined re-enrollment process. Here is what you need to know: Re-enrollment begins November 1. Current students will receive an email on Nov. 1 with details on how to re-enroll for the...

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Love Your Practice Time: 12 Helpful Tips

Love Your Practice Time: 12 Helpful Tips

Lindsie KatzViolinist and faculty member When we first start playing an instrument, it’s often because there’s something about it that draws us in, makes us feel connected, and/or inspires us to explore our creativity. Sometimes, we have a hard time putting into words...

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Student Spotlight: Matthew

Student Spotlight: Matthew

The Center for Musical Arts is proud of all of its students! Matthew studies piano with Nancy McNeill. Begin your own musical journey on our Lessons page, and watch or read our interview with Matthew below. Center for Musical Arts: Okay. What is your name? Matthew: My...

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The Best Age to Start Learning to Play a Musical Instrument

The Best Age to Start Learning to Play a Musical Instrument

Kathy Kucsan, Education Director What is the right age to start learning to play a musical instrument? We get this question every day. There are lots of opinions and a variety of answers.  For children, whose brain and fine motor physiology are developing and growing,...

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Faculty Highlight: Dianela Acosta

Faculty Highlight: Dianela Acosta

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview we spoke with voice and piano instructor Dianela Acosta about her passion for opera, her career path, and more. Center for Musical Arts: Hello! My name is Erica Reid, I am the Marketing...

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Faculty Highlight: Alex Sierra

Faculty Highlight: Alex Sierra

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview we sat down with voice and piano instructor Alex Sierra, who also leads the Center's Spanish-language Coro Santuario.Center for Musical Arts: Good morning! I'm Erica Reid, I'm the...

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Student Spotlight: Henry Stalker

Student Spotlight: Henry Stalker

Thank you to the Stalker family for sending us this wonderful video about oboe student Henry Stalker’s experience at the Center for Musical Arts!Henry Stalker: Hi, my name is Henry Stalker and I play the oboe. I've been playing the oboe now for three years at the...

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