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Amy Medina Musick

Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Bassoon, Oboe
Thu - Fri
Photo of Amy Medina Musick - Castle Rock Music instructor of: Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Bassoon, Oboe

Amy has been teaching and performing for over a decade. She studied at the Metropolitan State University of Denver as a double major in Music Performance and Music Education. Amy is a woodwind specialist who teaching oboe, flute, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon.

She currently plays bass clarinet with the Colorado Wind Ensemble and has a woodwind studio located in Castle Rock, Colorado. Amy has held the positions Woodwind Technician, Woodwind Section Coach, and Private Instructor at several public schools around the Denver area.

She has also worked with the Castle Rock Youth Symphony, the Colorado Honor Band, and was previously a band teacher for Springboard After School.

Amy has turned her attention specifically to her woodwind studio in Castle Rock and works with students of all ages. They have auditioned for, and been accepted in to, the Denver Young Artist Orchestra, Colorado Honor Band, Colorado All-State Band, Continental League Honor Band, Continental League Honor Orchestra, CU Middle School Honor Band, and the Douglas County Middle School Honor Band.

Amy enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband and son and feels very blessed to have such an amazing life where she gets to share her love of music with others.

Bachelor's Degree
Music Performance
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Bachelor's Degree
Music Education
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Favorite genre
Numerous
Favorite non-music activitys
Reading
arts and crafts
drawing
archery
hairstyling
hanging out with friends and family
Musical inspirations
Benny Goodman
Richard Stoltzman
Martin Frรถst
Ella Fitzgerald
The Beatles
Hans Zimmer
Favorite places in Colorados
Denver
Estes Park
Glenwood Springs
Teaching
21 years
Bachelor's Degree
Music Education
Musical inspiration
Benny Goodman

April Maple

Piano, Flute
Tue
Homeschool
Available
Photo of April Maple - Castle Rock Music instructor of: Piano, Flute

April received her Master of Music Degree from the Longy School of Music of Bard College and Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from Northern Arizona University, and has spent the last 4 years teaching piano and flute privately.

She believes in the importance of a mind and body connection through training in yoga, Alexander Technique, body mapping, and long arduous hikes.ย She also believes in the importance of social justice and equal opportunity, spending time volunteering for El Sistema Colorado and teaching flute sectionals at Adams City High School through the educational outreach program of Colorado Wind Ensemble.

Having spent years trained classically in ear training, theory, technique, and music history, she now turns her attention to playing music from the heart.ย She spent the last year mostly improvising music, tuning into the moment as a conduit for inspiration, and blurring the lines between audience and performer. She also started a project, Nothing is Everything, featuring ambient meditative music to play for meditations, yoga classes, and performance art events.ย The goal for herself and students is to find the balance between discipline and creativity!

Bachelor's Degree
Music Performance
Northern Arizona University
Master's Degree
Music
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Favorite genres
Classical
EDM
ambient
electronica
fusion jazz
neosoul
global folk music
Favorite non-music activitys
Dancing
reading
hiking/backpacking
road tripping
playing games
finding hot springs
cooking yummy Asian food
Musical inspirations
Arp
FKJ
Frederico Durand
Pauline Oliveros
Steve Reich
Shpongle
Kelly Moran
Emmanuel Pahud
Amon Tobin
Favorite places in Colorados
Red Rocks
Mission Ballroom
hot springs
Ouray
Marble
so many beautiful places!
Teaching
8 years
Master's Degree
Music
Favorite non-music activity
Dancing

Elliott Wachs

Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
Thu
Photo of Elliott Wachs - Castle Rock Music instructor of: Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute

Elliott Wachs is a professional sax player based out of Denver. Before moving out west Elliott earned a Bachelor in Saxophone Performance from McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul MN. During his time in Minneapolis he recorded on 5+ albums and toured nationally/internationally with several original projects includingย McNasty Brass Band ,ย Frogleg ,ย People Brothers Band ,ย Fall of The House of Usher ,ย Improvestra , andย Mae Simpson . While playing with those groups Elliott was fortunate enough to share a bill with acts such as Soul Asylum, Steven Tyler, Zack Brown Band, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, and Melvin Seals.ย 

He has been teaching the saxophone for over 14 years with multiple students earning college scholarships and continuing on to play outside of college. His approach towards teaching is to cater the curriculum towards the students interest while creating a solid foundation of technique and a routine that encourages consistent musical growth.

Bachelor's Degree
Music Performance
McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul MN
Master's Degree
Music Performance
McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul MN
Favorite genres
Jazz
Funk
Soul
Afro-Beat
Favorite non-music activity
Hiking/Climbing
Musical inspirations
John Coltrane
Kenny Garrett
Chris Potter
Hank Mobley
Sonny Rollins
Joshua Redman
James Brown
Prince
Fela Kuti
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Favorite places in Colorado
San Juan mountain range
Teaching
15 years
Master's Degree
Music Performance
Favorite non-music activity
Hiking/Climbing
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