At Universal Music Co., we offer generous lessons to those wishing to further their musical ability. From oboe to trombone, cello to saxaphone, we teach all band and orchestra instruments! Lessons start at rate of $30/lesson. Typically, lessons are scheduled once a week for 30min each. Simply call us to start your musical journey today!
Although we may not offer piano and voice lessons out of our store, we have taken the time to provide you with a list of local piano and voice teacher within the area of the store:
Jim Lase (Clarinet, Saxaphone)
-Moved to Northglenn in 1962, Graduate of Northglenn High School, Received B.A. in Musical Education from Metropolitan State College, Completed additional Graduate courses through University of Colorado-Denver, Chadron State College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Taught music classes (band, choir, general music) in Eastern Colorado, Southeast Nebraska, Northwest Nebraska. He has been playing the clarinet since 1960, teaching private lessons since 1970. Was Lead Tenor Saxaphone for the Dance Band "The Band Of Memories" for 2 years (Chadron Nebraska). Members of the band included Richard Case (drummer formerly with Les Brown), Kip Dubbs (piano, arranger), Charles Harrington (trombone, US Air Force Band). Currently playing with the jazz combo "Cheri Jam" based at Universal Music. Is a member of NAfME (National Association for Music Education), CMEA (Colorado Music Education Association), JEN (Jazz Education Network), CMAA (Colorado Music Adjudication Association). Employee full time at Universal Music Company since November, 1999.
Calvin Weatherall (Guitar, Bass, Uke, Harmonica, Banjo)
-Calvin is a consumate entertainer and a passionate teacher of music. He has been doing both since the '70s in his native Canada, the United States, and in Europe. With an extensive repertoire and versatility for many musical genres, contact Calvin for your next party or event.
When teaching guitar, bass, harmonica, ukulele, mandolin, voice, or music theory, his patience and enthusiasm for students of all ages knows no bounds.
Susan Davenport (Violin)
-Susan studied instrumental Music Education & String Performance at the University of Michigan. A former member o the Detroit Federation of Musicians, she performed professionally with a Detroit area Chamber orchestra. She has also performed with numerous community orchestras and musical theater groups in Detroit and Los Angeles. Heer students enjoy performing with the Front Range Youth Symphony Orchestras, and student honors include a Second Place and an Honorable Mention in the TASHCO Festival Strings Competition. Susan is currently a member of the American String Teachers Association, and has been teaching at Universal Music for the past 13 years. A violinist for over 50 years, she enjoys teaching students of all ages.
Valerie Erickson (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxaphone)
- *Contact store for teacher info*
Chuck Fisher (Guitar, Bass)
-A guitarist with over 20 years of professional experience, is a musician and an entertainer with many levels of musical talent. Born in Detroit, Michigan, his music has developed in Colorado. He studied music at the University of Colorado and privately under various professors from many colleges an Universities. His training also has included voice and piano from many noted professors. Over the years he has played solo and in a wide variety of bands from R&B and Classic Rock, to Blues and Jazz Fusion. Chuck was a founding member of the local Denver Jazz recording act Minus Zero. He has performed with various Denver acts such as: Hazel Miller, Soul School, Chase N’ the Dream, Ron Ivory, Vintage, and Diana Wood to name a few, he is currently working with Tunisia. He has opened for such national acts as: Little Feat, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, The Four Tops, Confunction, and Nestor Torres. He has performed with National acts the likes of the Drifters and Robin E. Chuck currently teaches private music lessons and performs both locally and nationally.
Leon Chetsas (Guitar)
- *Contact store for teacher info*
Cheri Roberts (Woodwinds, Brass)
-Hello, I'm Cheri Roberts. I taught band for 30 years, 25 of them in Adams 12 schools, primarily at the middle school level. I teach beginning to intermediate level on woodwinds and brass, and advanced level clarinet and saxophone students. I am especially skilled at establishing your correct fundamental skills, so that you can build on that foundation. I'm happy to help you reach your musical goals!
Mike Obert (Brass)
-Hi, my name is Mike Obert and I have been teaching many years of brass instruction. I love to teach! I am a professional trombone player who is currently involved in various jazz bands. Many of my students have excelled throughout high school and even beyond! I look forward to teaching you the ways of brass instruments! God bless!
Eric Imbrosciano (Drums)
-Eric has been teaching drum lessons and performing for over 10 years. He was trained and schooled in New York and has been in Colorado for the past 10 years. His lessons are geared towards teaching students proper technique, rudiments, reading, coordination, learning songs, and overall just having fun and staying motivated. He is trained in all musical styles and teaches from beginner to expert.
Debby Funk (Strings)
-Debbie has just as much fun teaching music as she does performing it. One of her main goals is to get her students to think for themselves. She has been playing violin since early childhood and added viola sometime in high school. Then, she went on to get her Bachelors Degree in Music Education and added her Masters Degree in String Pedagogy, specializing in the Suzuki Method.
Lynds Pickett (Cello, Viola)
-Lynds Pickett began private musical studies at age 6. She won over 20 scholarships and awards through secondary school years, making her debut with the Santa Barbara Symphony at age 15. She received a Bachelors degree in Music in 1981, pursuing graduate studies in music thereafter. She received certification in the Suzuki Method in 1994. She is an active member of Colorado State Music Teachers Association and MTNA. Lynds has been teaching private instruction since 1981: All levels of cello plus beginning/intermediate violin and viola. Primarily traditional instruction with Suzuki method as requested. All ages taught, including students with ADHD and acute hearing loss.
Jane Johnston (Saxaphone)
-Jane Johnston has been playing saxophone for 48 years. She was part of grade school, junior high and high school band programs and participated in solo and ensemble competitions every year. She is currently performing with a local praise band and was part of the inaugural season of the Thornton Community Band. Jane has been teaching saxophone at Universal Music for approximately 20 years.
Universal Music Co.
1200 E 104th Ave
Thornton, CO 80233
+1 (303) 452-1557
|Monday - Thursday||10:00 AM - 08:00 PM|
|Friday, Saturday||10:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
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