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Instructing at Castle Rock Music for 10+ years:
Amy Medina Musick
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.
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.
A degreed professional instructing all levels of Trumpet. Specializing in jazz trumpet.
Manny has over 10 years of professional experience. His career has placed him in almost every musical situation possible and has led him to perform abroad in places like Mexico, Africa, and Peru while maintaining a consistent working schedule in Colorado.
He currently leads two bands (Latin Jazz Project & Orquesta La Salsa) and is one of the most in demand drummer/percussionists in the area. Having studied at the University of Denver he is fluent in all styles of music from Latin styles, rock, jazz, funk & hip hop.
Lessons will be structured according to each student and their interests, with a fundamental focus on reading, playing by ear (listening) technique, and improvisation. Manny also teaches Latin percussion (congas, timbales, bongo) All ability levels are welcome!
Marguerite Juenemann has an on-going performance career of over 30 years, nominated twice for a Grammy, toured in Benny Goodman's band in the 80's playing prestigious stages nationally and internationally. Her solo career experience covers R&B, Folk, Gospel, Bluegrass, Blues, and Jazz on stage and in the studio. She teaches singing, acoustic guitar and classical piano. She also encourages young composers to bring their original compositions to use as lesson material, teaching them how to protect their originals by transcribing them to staff paper for copyright and other purposes.
Academically, she was a piano/woodwinds major at CU Boulder, having studied both instruments since childhood. Teaching experience covers 18 years at State Universities on the East coast and in Denver, Conservatories in Europe, the UK as well as New England Conservatory in Boston, teaching not only Jazz and Improvisation but popular styles of music mentioned above.
Marguerite loves teaching budding musicians from age 7 to 77. As some have attested, she can be the same age as her student which makes them comfortable taking instruction from her. She is passionate about bringing out a students' talent with classic instruction, making it possible for the student to play any music they choose rather than only teaching how to play "that song".