Castle Rock Music

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Serving Castle Rock, CO since 2005

Aaron Walker

Guitar, Ukulele, Bass
Wed - Thu, Sat - Sun
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Aaron has been teaching guitar for over two decades. He recognizes everyone's musical goals are as different as the individual themselves. He strives to help students, of any age and ability, reach their goals in a personal and engaging way. Aaron is passionate about sharing his love of music with others, and recognizes there is no one-size-fits-all approach to learning music. He believes personal instruction should be tailored to the student.

After spending his 20s and 30s performing in bands spanning from pop, rock, funk, and corporate bands, as well as countless recording sessions, Aaron returned to school to focus on music theory and earned a degree in music and certification in audio technology.

Aaron can still be found performing on stage, in the studio, behind the mixing console, and coaching a local pop/rock ensembles. Whatever your musical goals are, Aaron is here to help.

Favorite genres
I enjoy playing all genres. I find I often learn the most from genres I may not be immediately drawn to. By isolating ourselves into specific genres
we dig ourselves into ruts
and it can be difficult to transcend musically.
Favorite non-music activitys
Cycling
swimming
hiking
woodworking
Musical inspirations
Steve Vai
Paul Simon
Bele Fleck
John Scofield
Guthrie Govan
Frank Zappa
Jim Hall
Favorite places in Colorados
Outside of Buena Vista
Soiled Dove Underground
Purgatory
Teaching
30 years
Favorite genre
I enjoy playing all genres. I find I often learn the most from genres I may not be immediately drawn to. By isolating ourselves into specific genres
Favorite non-music activity
Cycling

Bill Fatur

Guitar
Mon, Sat
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Bill started teaching in 2004 and teaches electric and acoustic guitar. He is very patient and instructs all levels, but especially enjoys beginners. Bill has a passion for the guitar and making sure his students get started off correctly.

Favorite genre
Ragtime Blues Rock Country
Favorite non-music activity
Skiing Swimming Biking
Musical inspiration
Chet Atkins Jimi Hendrix Steven Stills
Favorite places in Colorado
Home
Teaching
19 years
Favorite genre
Ragtime Blues Rock Country
Favorite places in Colorado
Home

Chris Sparks

Guitar
Fri - Sun
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Chris Sparks is a 24-year-old musician from Centennial Colorado with 15 years of experience, playing both 6 and 7 string guitar.

He graduated from MSU Denver in 2023 with a Bachelor's degree in Music. Chris believes playing music should first and foremost be enjoyable. He wants to pass that joy on to others by encouraging them through an engaging, personalized learning experience, which prioritizes the student's interests.

He has experience with genres ranging from jazz to metal, creating video game-inspired electronic music, and guitar-based instrumental rap beats. He performs live in the Denver area, recently completed writing and recording guitar for two albums, and plans on releasing more. Some of Chris's favorite artists includeย The Unicorns,ย La Dispute,ย Tigers Jaw, andย After The Burial.

Bachelor's Degree
Music Performance
MSU Denver
Favorite genres
Indie
Jazz
Pop Punk
Metal
Emo
Math Rock
Favorite non-music activity
Skateboarding
Musical inspirations
Fall Out Boy
Chon
Slope
American Football
Favorite places in Colorado
The mountains!
Teaching
1 year
Bachelor's Degree
Music Performance
Favorite non-music activity
Skateboarding

Mike Maurer

Guitar, Bass, Piano
Mon - Sat
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Mike Maurer began playing guitar at a very early age, studying with Jock Bartley of national hit sensation, Firefall. Receiving a degree from the University of Colorado Denver, Mike was a natural at guitar and infatuated with the blues. Not wasting much time, Mike received national merit winning a youth talent showcase in New Orleans. After his Debut release, Chasing Pearl, Mike toured extensively, sharing the stage with acts such as Johnny Winter, Tab Benoit, Earth Wind and Fire and many more.

Aside from endorsements and regional awards, Mike has been teaching classes and private music lessons for Guitar, piano, and bass in the Denver metro area and Los Angeles for 15 years, with a passion and dedication to the growth and progress of his students, His recent student achievements include scholarships to Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory among others.

Favorite genres
Blues
Soul
Funk
Favorite non-music activitys
Running
hiking
painting
Musical inspirations
BB King
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Freddie King
Favorite places in Colorados
Castle Rock
Western Slope
Teaching
20 years
Favorite non-music activity
Running
Favorite places in Colorado
Castle Rock

Timothy Horton

Guitar
Mon - Wed, Fri
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As a guitarist, Timothy is prepared to teach a variety of skills, including alternate picking, finger-picking, scales, chord vocabulary, music theory, and ear training. All taught in a way that applies to many genres and real-world playing scenarios.

Timothy's influences range from jazz to classical, Spanish romance, rock, R&B, indie acoustic, and folk. His playing and teaching reflect his personal fusion of these styles.

He believesย meeting students where they areย is the best way to have a productive learning experience. His main goal is to equip them with the foundational tools that will carry them through their musical journey.

Favorite genre
R&B
Favorite non-music activitys
Hot springs
skateboarding
Musical inspiration
Joe Pass
Favorite places in Colorado
Pagosa Springs
Teaching
11 years
Favorite places in Colorado
Pagosa Springs
Musical inspiration
Joe Pass

Will Faber

Guitar, Ukulele, Piano
Mon, Thu - Fri
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Will received his Bachelor in the Arts in Music from Metropolitan State University of Denver. He has been playing guitar for 17 years, and piano for 10 years. In the past 3 years, he has been giving music lessons to students in Colorado. He has experience playing classical, acoustic, and electric guitar and is well-versed in classical, folk, rock, jazz, and blues. He teaches the ukulele and the piano at a beginner/intermediate level.

Will's goal is to have his students succeed and thrive playing the music they've always wanted to play, or to create the music they've always wanted to create. Will believes it's better to learn in simple steps, and always aims to make the lesson engaging and fun.

Bachelor's Degree
Music Performance
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Favorite genres
Classical
Folk Funk
Rock
Favorite non-music activity
Snowboarding
Musical inspirations
Al Green
The Beatles
Bob Dylan
Charles Mingus
Claude Debussy
Danny Elfman
David Grohl
Doc Watson
Edward Greig
Elton John
Eric Clapton
Fernando Sor
Francisco Tarrega
Frederick Chopin
Hans Zimmer
Herbie Hancock
Isaac Albeniz
Jimmy Hendrix
Jimmy Page
Johannes Brahms
John Lee Hooker
Lindsey Buckingham
Ludwig Von Beethoven
Mark Knopfler
Neil Young
Paul Simon
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Ray Charles
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Stevie Wonder
Steve Vai
Thom Yorke
Favorite places in Colorado
Breckenridge Summit
Teaching
10 years
Bachelor's Degree
Music Performance
Favorite non-music activity
Snowboarding

Dechen Hawk

Guitar, Bass, Piano, Voice
Mon
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Hi, Iโ€™m Dechen. Iโ€™m a lifelong musician and Buddhist.ย Iโ€™ve been making a living in the music industry for over 20 years as an entertainer, vocalist, composer, performer, and multi-instrumentalist.

I've written hundreds of songs and recorded a bunch of albums. Iโ€™ve played major venues and festivals and shared the stage with top acts. Iโ€™ve studied and taught music at the university level. And Iโ€™m also a master teacher and mentor, uniquely positioned to offer insight due to my extensive mindfulness training and meditation practice.ย 

Favorite genres
R&B
Hip-Hop
Soul
Neo-Soul
Jazz
Nu-Jazz
Favorite non-music activitys
Yoga
Walking
Hiking
Socializing
Musical inspirations
Stevie Wonder
Jeff Buckley
and so many more
Favorite places in Colorados
Denver
FoCo
the wilderness
Teaching
15 years
Favorite non-music activity
Yoga
Favorite genre
R&B
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