Private Music Lessons

1) "Authentic Voice"
      One-on-one or small groups, on-going instruction in the Aspen area

For professionals, beginners, and everybody in between.  A wholistic approach to singing and speaking.  FUN and empowering, on beyond Shower Singing.

    A.  Improving the sound and feeling of your physical voice   

        •You can learn to breathe right, relax, and use the resonant chambers of your body to amplify your natural sound.
        •You can increase your range.
        •You can learn to be present in your body and be an instrument for the universal energy to flow through.

    B.  Becoming a real musician

        •You can learn to sing on pitch. It’s called “ear training.”   It requires one     on one work.  I am available for private lessons in my studio 30 minutes from Aspen.  Or I can come to you if you live in the Aspen area. 
        •You can learn music theory and use your voice as an instrument
    C.  Being at home on stage

        •You can get over your stage fright or shyness around speaking, singing, performing in general. 
        •You can learn to communicate the essence of a song in a way that moves an audience and connects you to your own authentic voice.  Whoa, full circle!

    D.  The Heart of Harmony
        •This is the most fun of all.  You can learn to sing harmony and do your own vocal arrangements.  Deliciously satisfying for all concerned.

For a flyer specific to  lessons in Aspen & the Roaring Fork Valley, click here

For a flyer about Music & the Brain, click here
Jan on the path 2) "Piano By Ear"

You really are a creative person.  You are never too old to begin playing music.
(Note that others go off to work.  Musicians go off to play, as in “Hey, are you guys playing anywhere this weekend?”)  What sounds like more fun?

YES, you can learn to play piano by ear.  Just like (or better than) your dear little Grandmother or somebody else’s Uncle Harry.  Even if you don’t aspire to be a rock star, I can teach you the underlying theory, how music works.  Then in the context of fun songs you can learn chords and harmony, rhythm, and enough cool licks to thrill yourself and impress others.  I can also teach you to read charts, a shortcut to accompanying yourself on piano, or anyone else who is willing to sing the melody. 

3) "The Soul of Songwriting"

YES, you can write original songs, music and lyrics.  This is a fabulous creative endeavor which can make your whole brain light up, open your heart, and refresh your spirit. 

Both JD and I are multi-award-winning songwriters.  (!)
We can create an on-going songwriting class in the Aspen area, or online. 
OR either of us can work with you one-on-one.

    Learn about:
        •Musical Elements       
        •Elegant & Impactful Lyrics
        •Song Forms         

Quick Overview of Workshops

1) "Introduction to Authentic Voice Workshop"

( For full description click here)

A practical, wholistic approach to freeing and empowering the Physical Voice, the Creative Artistic Voice, and the Voice in the larger community (how you embody your purpose and how you bring your soul gifts back into the world.) Fun, inspiring, deeply renewing, and sane. For Everyone...........all ages and experience levels welcome.

(As a workshop, this material can be formatted to fit your group's needs and time constraints. Minimum half day, maximum 5 day.........Weekend retreat or on-going classes)


2) "Playing It By Ear, Improvisation in Life and Art"

The performance aspect of "Authentic Voice" in which participants are given individual attention on stage, in front of the group. 2 day minimum.

I live in the Colorado mountains, but will CONSIDER going wherever I'm invited. Put something together! Talk to me! Workshops open to all takers, regardless of previous experience.

Participants and artwork


"The chance of a lifetime is to be yourself"