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šŸŽ» How to Prepare for Your First Violin Lessons

  Lindsie Katz Violinist and Faculty Member Preparing for your first few music lessons can be a daunting task for families. What do we bring? Does my kid have to play the instrument beforehand? How do we know what to practice? As a parent/guardian, do I sit in on...

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Summer 2021 Covid Protocols

Summer 2021 Covid Protocols

Updated May 21, 2021 On May 16, Boulder County moved to Covid-19 Level Clear status, which will remain in effect through August 16. We are so excited to be able to respond in the ways described below. The Center for Musical Arts is requiring all faculty and staff...

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Faculty Highlight: Katie Couch

Faculty Highlight: Katie Couch

The Center for Musical Arts is proud to work with knowledgeable faculty with unique backgrounds. In this interview with Music in Motion instructor Katie Couch, we explore the goals behind Dalcroze Eurhythmics and how it helps kids learn music through movement. Watch...

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Class Highlight: Intro to Jazz Improv with Rex Spease

Class Highlight: Intro to Jazz Improv with Rex Spease

This interview is part of an ongoing series highlighting specific classes available through theĀ Center for Musical Arts. To browse current and upcoming classes, visit these pages:Ā lessons and classes for adultsĀ |Ā lessons and classes for youth. Watch the interview or...

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Former Student Highlight: Daniel Spink

Former Student Highlight: Daniel Spink

(photo: Kodak Quartet, with violist Daniel Spink at right) Practically from the beginning, the Spink family has been a part of the Center for Musical Arts. James and Leslie Spink have been enthusiastic donors and supporters, and both of their sons, Stephen and Daniel,...

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3 of the Best Reasons to Take Music Lessons

3 of the Best Reasons to Take Music Lessons

Kathy Kucsan, Education Director Are there only three reasons to take piano (or trumpet or flute or banjo) lessons? Of course not! There are hundreds of great reasons, such as enjoyment, expression, self-fulfillment, reaching goals, fostering discipline, being...

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Faculty Highlight: Rex Spease

Faculty Highlight: Rex Spease

The Center for Musical Arts is proud to work with knowledgeable faculty with unique backgrounds. In this interview with saxophone, clarinet, flute, and jazz improv instructor Rex Spease we explore Rex's military and rock band backgrounds, the importance of...

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Kathy’s Blog: It Is Time to Pick Up Our Instruments!

Kathy’s Blog: It Is Time to Pick Up Our Instruments!

(photograph taken pre-2020) Kathy Kucsan, Educator Director and Co-Founder ā€œMusical instruments played by mouth will not be used this year.ā€ Thatā€™s the way one school district in Illinois put it. Around the country, ensembles that include wind instruments are using...

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Faculty Highlight: Steve Foreman

Faculty Highlight: Steve Foreman

The Center for Musical Arts is proud to work with knowledgeable faculty with unique backgrounds. In this interview with low brass (tuba, trombone, euphonium, baritone) instructor Steve Foreman we explore his teaching style, his interests outside of music, and more....

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Faculty Highlight: Ruth Galloway

Faculty Highlight: Ruth Galloway

The Center for Musical Arts is proud to work with knowledgeable faculty with unique backgrounds. In this interview with piano, violin, and viola instructor Ruth Galloway we explore her teaching style, her fascinating education and career path, and much more. Watch or...

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Kathy’s Blog: Coming Alive with Music and Sound

Kathy’s Blog: Coming Alive with Music and Sound

Kathy Kucsan, Education Director and Center Co-Founder My first job out of music school was working at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. The staff was gathered together a day before students were due to return from all over the US and other countries....

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Late Winter/Spring Covid Protocols

Late Winter/Spring Covid Protocols

Updated February 10, 2021 The Center for Musical Arts is here for you. We want to welcome you back to the building to make music safely, and we have come up with the following strategies to operate within the State of Colorado and City of Lafayette Covid-19 guidelines...

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Faculty Highlight: Ryan Sapp

Faculty Highlight: Ryan Sapp

The Center for Musical Arts is proud to work with knowledgeable faculty with unique backgrounds. In this interview with percussion instructor Ryan Sapp we explore his teaching style, what first drew him to the drum set, and much more. Watch or read the interview...

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