As of March 26, 2020 Music & Arts Center is Temporarily Closed
Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, all lessons have stopped and the store has closed its doors until tri-county restrictions are lifted.
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I have been teaching at Music & Arts Center in Westminster, CO since 2011. Instruments I teach are the same instruments I have played professionally for over three decades: All Saxophones, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute and Piccolo. I teach and perform a broad spectrum of styles including Classical, Jazz, R&B and Rock.
Lessons can follow any track that suits your needs. I will help you to prepare for a challenging audition, build technique, strengthen sight-reading, learn to improvise, better understand music theory, write an original song, create an arrangement, or simply play your favorite songs or style of music to relax and have fun. All levels and ages welcome!
Current Music & Arts Students:
Make-Up Lesson Calendar
In the event of scheduling conflicts during regular lesson times, I am always happy to provide a Make-up Lesson.
My teaching hours at Music & Arts Center are
Monday through Thursday from Noon until 9pm.
These regular hours are the first and best choices for scheduling your Make-up Lesson.
Below is a Google Calendar displaying a "Week-by-Week" view of my teaching schedule at the store. Details are hidden to protect your privacy; appointments are marked only as 'busy'.
My objective in using the Google Calendar is to make finding an available Make-up Lesson time as quick and easy as possible for all parties involved.
How It Works...
The Dark Blue Blocks are time slots currently occupied by other students, or they represent "black-out" portions of my schedule. If I am unable to teach due to a prior commitment, I will create a block for the span of time that I'm unavailable.
Please Note: Until all lessons during a "black-out" event are processed, there will be overlapping 'busy' blocks. This does not mean spaces between the smaller 'busy' blocks are free. Only slots within the hours listed above that are completely blank are available.
I will regularly mark my calendar with "black-out" blocks as I become aware of conflicts. I will then contact you so you can decide to either credit your lesson or schedule a Make-up. Please provide me with reasonable notice when a scheduling conflict arises on your end. Lessons cancelled less than 24 hours from their scheduled start time are non-refundable, and I will not plan to offer a Make-up in such cases.
Each student or parent, etc. should have my cell phone number (also available by calling the store: 303-427-0601). The best way to reach me is via text, and the second best way is to call. When you become aware of the scheduling conflict, check the Google Calendar below for an available Make-up slot. Text or call me with the date and time. Once you hear back from me that your time is confirmed, that means I have changed it on my Calendar and we are good to go!
NOTE: To prevent double booking, only I can edit the Google calendar
Make-up times will always be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
If you have any questions about this system, feel free to text, call, or speak with me at the store.
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- The BetterFate Blog supports the Woodwind Woodshed Podcast by posting a transcript of every show.
- From performance to teaching and beyond, the Blog explores a wide array of topics.
- On concerns in my wheelhouse, I aim to provide clear plans, explanations and graphics informed by my own experience and analysis.
- Articles and other media appear ad hoc when my thinking takes shape.
- This weekly Vlog and Podcast tracks selected projects from practice routines on saxophone, clarinet, flute and more.
- The ongoing dialog between practice room goals and actual results offers insight into learning jazz and woodwind doubling.
- Recorded in high quality audio and video.
- Over a year in development!
A Better Fate
- My debut album released in 2011 on Tapestry Records.
- All original compositions and arrangements for septet.
- Features New York jazz musicians Russ Johnson, Sebastian Noelle, Nick Paul, Linda May Han Oh, Mike Davis, James Shipp & Dan Willis.