AMTA Directory of Membership

AMTA 2017-2018 Directory of Membership

The following list of names includes only those Active members who have completed the AMTA MEMBER Opt-In Public Directory Listing Form

Allor, Cynthia                                                                                                      Piano
16662 E. Temple Dr.                     Aurora, CO                                           80015

BA University of Arkansas.  Specializing in beginning Piano. All ages welcome. 
Boltz, Paula                               303-751-9037                                      Voice
790 S. Memphis Way                    Aurora, CO                                    80017

BME:  University of CO, Boulder; MME Columbia University, New York , NY; MFA in Vocal Performance from Texas Women’s University in Denton, TX.
Aspen Music School, Aspen, CO, Boris Goldofsky Opera Workshop, Manhattan School o f Music, NY, NY, San Francisco Opera Auditions Finalist.
Member of National Association Teachers of Singing, Music Teachers National Association, Aurora Music Teacher Association.
Performances include Soloist, Recitals, Choral, Opera, Musicals, and Light Opera.

Castro, Mike                          720-998-3464                             Piano /Theory/Composition/Improvisation
3584  South  Telluride Way        Aurora, CO                           80013
BA Piano Performance from Towson University. Specializing in classical, video game music, rock & roll, popular, jazz, blues, and Broadway Show Tunes.  Accepting students
beginning to advanced.

Christus, Grace                      720-934-7770                                 Piano / Theory/Composition
18779 E. Oregon Dr.                  Aurora, CO                                      80017
BM Piano Performance, Julliard School, NY, NY and George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, TN.  MM Piano Performance Manhattan School of Music, NY, NY.  Age 6 & up, beginning through advanced.  Individual composition lessons or classes.  Publishes own music through Jade Press.
Clark, Mrs.  Marie                                                                                  Piano /Voice
BM University of Dubuque, Iowa, graduate study in organ.  All levels and ages.  Over 35 years experience teaching private and class piano.  Church organist, choir director, accompanist.
Coats, Kay                                  303-699-4769                                   Piano /Voice/Guitar/Electric Bass
near Smoky Hill and Tower       Centennial, CO                     80015

 Combellick, Linda                 303-524-4934                                 Voice/Piano
3 locations:  Aurora, 80014/Centennial, 80015 /Highlands Ranch  80129    
Linda Combellick has degrees in Theater Performance, Vocal Performance, and in Music Education.  She teaches voice and piano to students of all ages in her private studio, Vocal Visions,  which number between 35 and 45 individuals.  She has taught privately for over 20 years.  Linda is a member of the National Association of  Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).  Her high school students have won Vocal Concerto Competitions and State Senior Performance Competitions with MTNA; have placed as finalists in NATS competitions; and have performed in numerous musical theater productions.  Adult and school-age students have also performed in various community and professional theater venues.  She has taught General Music for Elementary School children in the Cherry Creek School District as well as Choir at the Middle School level and has conducted church choirs.  She prepares students for auditions for schools of the arts, All-State Choir, local theaters, national and local talent searches, and college scholarship applications.

Condit, Carol                          303-388-9948                                   Piano/Comprehensive Musicianship
 309 South Locust St.                 Denver, CO                       80224
B.A. Degree from University of Colorado.  Member of Denver Area MTA, Colorado Pacesetters, Bohemia Ragtime Society.  Teaching piano (private studio)-Comprehensive Musicianship-including theory, improvisation, composition, and exploration of many styles of music.  Adults and children, age 6+.
Cottingham, Kerry               303-755-3045                            Piano/Voice
10941 East Asbury Avenue       Aurora, CO                     80014

BA degree. Over 30 years experience.  All ages, private and group lessons, including theory, improvisation, and ear training.  Also offers computer assisted composition, computer-assisted theory and transposing for accompanists.  Plays for parties, weddings, etc.  Sings in the Cherry Creek Chorale.  State Certified through MTNA and member of National guild of Piano Teachers, and National Association of Teachers of Singing.  Owner/manager of Colorado Music Institute,  12201 E Arapahoe Rd., Centennial 80112  Phone no:  303-347-9447,   

Fahrion, Stacy                                                                                           Piano / Composition
Piney Creek                                    Centennial, CO              80015
Music instructor at CCA; MM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa.  Beginning to Advanced, adults and children 7+.

Forster, Jessica                  714-469-6955                               Voice & Piano
near Himalaya & Smoky Hill          Centennial, CO            80015
B.A. Music (1998) from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN.  Has been teaching private voice and piano lessons for 14 years with students of all ages and musical backgrounds.

Fraser, Gudrun                   303-400-7133                                  Piano/ Voice
2926 S. Yampa Way               Aurora, CO                               80013
My name is Gudrun Fraser.  I have a Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance.  I have studied and concertized in New York and Europe.  I have been an accompanist for the Colorado Ballet, and many musical performance.  Many of my students attend the Denver School of the Arts.  My choir has sung the National Anthem at the Denver nuggets for three years in a row.  I teach ages 7-adult, beginners through college level.
Genova, David                  303-690-4113                                                        Piano/Electronic Music/Theory
3714 South Mission Parkway     Aurora, CO                                 80013-2445
Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy.  University of Denver Lamont School of Music.
Gilbert, Paula   L.                   N/A                                                             Voice, Beginning/Intermediate Piano
4125 S. Granby Ct                    Aurora, CO                                 80014                       
BME Vocal and Instrumental K-12: University of Northern Colorado.   Graduate studies at UNC, Colorado State University, University of Colorado, University of Missouri in Kansas City, St. John’s University, Concordia College, Highlands University, and Adams State College. 27 years of Public school teaching in Colorado as high School Choral Director, Piano Instructor, IB Music Instructor, and Orchestra Director in Douglas County and Adam’s 50 School Districts.  She was a Colorado Ambassador of Music European Tour:  2010 Choral Director, 2008 Accompanist.  She is currently an administrative assistant for the Colorado All State Choir as well as All State Choir Southern and Site Governor.  Philosophy:  Paula is a highly motivated, passionate, and reliable teacher of voice, piano, and music theory, with exceptional organizational and communication skills.  She believes music is essential in providing a well-rounded education to all individuals.  Music is a life-long learning process that promotes higher levels of thinking, improves communication, provides emotional stimulation, and improves social skills  and positive motivation.  She is dedicated to helping students succeed not only in music, but in life.

Gilmer, Jerome                 303-649-1830                                          website:
5959 S. Fairplay St.     
        Centennial, CO    80016
BM in Music (Jazz Studies), MM in Music (Theory and Composition).  Working with teens and adults, teaching beginning to advanced students with an emphasis on contemporary, pop & jazz styles, music theory, composition, orchestration, and improvisation.  Also teaching and consulting on Sibelius notation software and Digital Performer audio workstation software.  Studio has a well maintained Yamaha C7 grand and state of the art piano recording facilities.

Hoops, Thomas                  720-454-2111                                                  Piano/Young children’s groups  
Calliope Music Studio,   2600 S. Parker Rd, Bldg. 7, Suite 170  Aurora, CO  80014

BA in Liberal Arts from Texas Woman’s University magna cum laude (2004),   MME in Music Education from University of Texas at Arlington (2009). Teaches all ages specializing in the early beginner. With extensive research into the principles of Rudolf Laban and Alexander Technique, Mr. Hoops uses movement and vocalization to internalize musical concepts. As an avid triathlete (USAT member) he is full of energy and always participates in the leaning activities. Certified level I in Elementary General Music by Gordon Institute for Music Learning (, Mr. Hoops has created a program based on Music Learning Theory. He loves a progressive direction and gives presentations about the MLT and applications at state and local music teachers associations.

Teaches at Calliope Music Studios in Aurora- 2600 S. Parker Rd. Bldg. #7 80014, and in Lakewood at Da Vinci Center for Creative Arts, 2103 S Wadsworth Blvd. 80227, and travels in and around the 80231 area of Denver.

Juhl, Patty                            303-699-7191                            patty                             Piano
15739 E. Powers Dr.           Centennial, CO  80015
Larsen, Thayne                  303-751-7046                             Piano/Organ/Theory/Choir Director
13015 E. Bethany Place          Aurora, CO                  80014-3468

Organized the Aurora Music Teachers Association.  Past president of CSMTA.  48 years teaching experience.  Certified teacher of music at all levels.  Owner of the business Music Masters which can be found at  Is currently organist and Choir Director for the LDS Church.  Formal studies with Gladys Gladstone at the University of Utah.  Experienced pre-collegiate teacher.

Larti, Eneida                         317-777-0872                             Piano 
5181 S. Eaton Park St.              Aurora, CO                     80016
D.M.A. – CU Boulder;  MM – Indiana University;  BM – Oklahoma City University 
For more information, please visit our studio website: 

Lewis, Larisa M.                 303-750-0951                        Violin/Theory/Piano
2450 S. Moline Way                Aurora, CO                   80014                 Visit
MM in Violin and Violin Pedagogy from Nezchdanova Conservatorie, Odessa, Ukraine.  Studies included aesthetics, philosophy, psychology, pedagogy and cultural history of Western Europe.  Performed with the Lesenko Conservatorie Symphony Orchestra in  Lviv, Ukraine for nine years.  Violin Instructor at the Prof.  Stolarsky Special Music School  for Gifted Children in Odessa, Ukraine for eleven years.  Currently providing private Violin instruction at the Larisa Lewis Violin Studio in Aurora, CO.

Lutsky, Anna                      303-306-9594                                    Piano/Theory

Studio:  Calliope Music Studio,  2600 South Parker Road-bldg. 7, Suite 170, Aurora, CO 80014-1613
B.A. in Music from Krushelnitska Musical College with focus on Piano Pedagogy; M. M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Lisenko Conservatory in Lvov (Ukraine); Ph.D. in Music Education/Pedagogy.  Experienced in teaching all ages and all levels for over 35 years.  Classical and jazz styles.

Markey NCTM, Ann        303-349-1440                              Piano/Theory
Piano Studio of Ann Markey, NCTM
    1428 Quebec Street
    Denver, CO 80220
Over 38 years experience.

Newman, Elana                                    303-750-5037 & 303-667-4567         Piano                                                     Southeast Denver, Quebec and Florida                                  80231              
Teachers Licentiate, Trinity college of Music, London.  Piano, Theory, and History of Music, in relaxed,  friendly but thorough sessions. 
All levels, and beginners of all ages welcome.  

Niemczura, Charles (Nemo)            303-770-0862        Clarinet/ Saxophone/ Flute /Piccolo
9275 E. Nassau Ave.                                    Denver, CO              80237 
B.S.  in Music Performance at CU.  Teaches in Aurora at Calliope Music Studios:  2600 S. Parker Road, Building 7, Aurora, CO

Novak, Lou                             720-339-8775                                         Piano/Organ/Theory
1625 S. Birch St. # 602             Denver, CO                                   80222
B.A. in Music, M.M. in Piano Pedagogy,  PhD in Musicology.  Adjudicator for National Guild of Piano Teachers.
Oh, Seung-Mee                     303-690-4556                               Piano/Theory/Accompanying/Ensemble
 15710 E. Princeton Place        Aurora,CO                                     80013
 BA in Piano Performance.  Rocky Ridge Music Center Scholarship Recipient and also studied in Aspen Music School.  Willing to drive to student’s house without an extra fee.  Available for weddings, funerals, accompanying churches and school.
Paciuc, Karen Dubovoy 720-328-9584                                      Piano
11981 E. Lake Circle                Greenwood village, CO                80111
BM Piano Performance.  Teaching piano, all ages and levels.  music theory and Music History, for teens and adults.

Pilate, Evan                           720-206-7669                         Piano/Cello
 3811 S. Malaya Ct.
                  Aurora, CO                                    80013
 Evan Pilate is a recent graduate from the Lamont School of Music at the university of Denver where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance.  He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, a prestigious national music honor society which honors music teaching professionals.
Roberts-Ramsbotham, Hazel, NCTM      303-361-6308                   Piano/Theory/Composition
377 South Wheeling Way                                              Aurora, CO                      80012
BA with honor in Music and Music Education,  MM in Piano Performance.  PACE Teacher.  Adjudicator of National Guild of Piano Teachers.  Many years experience.  Private and group lessons each week.  Member of American College of Musicians.  Chairman of the National Piano Guild Auditions in Aurora.  Past president of Wyoming MTA and AMTA.  Nationally Certified Teacher of Music since 1967.

Rockley, Lianne Pieffer             303-233-4444                     LPRockley@aolcom                 Flute/Rockley Music Education Center
 8555 West Colfax Ave.                           Lakewood, CO                        80215

BM in Flute Performance-University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory.  Co-owner of Rockley Music Center.

Rovner, Uri Ayn                   303-750-6221                              Piano/Brass/Flute/Torah Chant
 Studio:  Calliope Music Studios  2600 S. Parker Rd,  Bldg. 170,   Aurora, CO  80014

BA Music Ed. University of Massachusetts, 1973.  Specializing in beginner to advanced classical and jazz piano.  Also teaches LH only piano students and piano for the blind.  Torah chant for B’nai Mitzvah.  

Seier, Josee D.            303-680-7904                                        Piano/ Theory 
18174 E. Weaver Dr.      Aurora, CO                                         80016                      

Sheron, Rachel                   303-618-7685                                      Piano / Composition/ Beginning Guitar
Colorado Music Quest            Near Smoky Hill High School          16687 E. Smoky Hill Rd.                                  Aurora, CO    80015
Also teaches at Allegretto Music Lessons throughout  80014 and 80015 in Aurora and Centennial.

Rachel received her bachelor of Music in Composition from the Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She teaches beginning to advanced levels of piano and beginning guitar.  She incorporates composition in piano lessons according to student interest. Teaches ages 6 to adult.

 Spitzer, Jan NCTM                  303-355-1489               Piano
514  South Magnolia Lane           Denver, CO                      80224
NCTM Nationally Certified Teacher of Music.  B.M. Piano and M.A. in Piano Pedagogy.  Teaches all levels and ages.

Thompson-Lloyd, Nancy J.       303-696-1373              N/A                                                          Piano/Organ
  2105 S. Kittredge Way                   Aurora, CO                    80013
 M.A. in Piano Performance/Pedagogy from DU.  All ages, beginners through early advanced.  Collegiate certification with American Guild of Organists (CAGO). Organist for Faith Presbyterian Church, Aurora.  Studio located near Chambers and Iliff.

Townend, Mandy Bomar-          303-912-4493 only                Piano/Theory
14965 East Radcliff Drive                  Aurora, CO                            80015-1341

 D.M.A. Piano Performance.  Pedagogy & Literature.  30 years experience teaching all ages and levels.  Organist for St. Andrews Lutheran Church.  Free lance accompanist for  ensemble  groups  and  soloists.

 Vanderslice, Mary                      303-809-9940              Piano
16508 East Prentice Place              Centennial, CO               80015

Teacher of private piano out of home studio in Piney Creek since 2003, ages 7-adult, beginner-advanced.Graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Metropolitan State University of Denver May 2013.  Performed in Master Classes with Master Class teachers Jeremy Denk, Aldo Ragone and Robert Durso (Taubman Institute).   Studied private piano with Hsing-ay Hsu.  Studied private piano and collaborative piano with Dr. Tamara Goldstein. Studied organ with Dr. Joyce Kull.   Accompanied mainly vocal soloists and choirs, most recently, with 2012 NATS competition; accompanying a Vocalist with Master Class Teacher Judith Christen; and children’s choir volunteer accompanist at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church 2006-2009. Accompanied Adult Choir under the direction of Erika Ray, on piano and organ at St. Mary’s Parish, Littleton, 9/14-12/14.   Performed and participated as a student in Rocky Ridge Music Center Adult Piano Seminar, Estes Park, CO May, 2017. Please visit my website for more information at

 Williams, Catherine                     720-670-7607                Piano
19997 E. Wagontrail Dr.                   Centennial, CO             80015

Catherine has served  AMTA President. She just attained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Catherine also just became a member of Saint Martin’s Chamber Choir, Denver’s only professional choir. She loves to teach piano to all ages and all levels and is always looking for more students.