All DMI teachers are handpicked Denver working pros whose values and classroom culture aligns with DMI’s

Aubrie Hamrick

Aubrie Hamrick

Vocal Coach

Aubrie holds a Bachelor of Music in Classical Vocal Performance and loves performing and teaching many styles of music. She ranges from classical and jazz to pop and country along her a long music theater background. Aubrie teaches singing lessons as well as beginners piano to students of all ages.

Zakk Wooten

Zakk Wooten

Vocal Coach

Zakk is well versed in teaching and performing all music styles and vocal techniques. He teaches students as young as 5 up to adult in voice, songwriting, piano and guitar. Zakk has a way of helping you find your personal sound and developing you as an all around artist.

Aaron Walker

Aaron Walker

Guitar Teacher

Aaron teaches electric and acoustic guitar lessons to kids and adults. Learn rock, jazz, funk, country, or any other style in a fun and relaxed setting. Learn note and tab reading, music theory and more. Play your favorite songs! Aaron earned B.A.’s in Music Composition and Sound Recording Technology.

Hill Baker

Hill Baker

Guitar Teacher

Hill has been teaching guitar lessons in Denver for over 10 years. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in guitar performance. He is well versed in jazz, rock, funk, blues, hip hop, as well as tab reading, improvisation and “jam band” styles, music theory, ear training and composition.

Erica Bisbey

Erica Bisbey

Piano Instructor

Erica graduated from St. Olaf College and received her Masters in Teaching from Framingham University. She is an extremely versatile teacher with an active professional career as a performing musician. She has played piano for 24 years and has taught classical, rock, pop and jazz piano for 7 years.

Kevin Lufkin

Kevin Lufkin

Piano Instructor

Kevin received his Bachelor of Music in piano performance with highest honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and was nominated as the outstanding graduate of his class. He is in demand as both a professional musician and outstanding piano teacher. He can teach from beginner to advanced levels.

Darren Ross

Darren Ross

Drum Teacher

Darren has studied under many accomplished and diverse drummers, including Pat Metheny’s drummer, Paul Wertico, Peter Erskine, Ralph Humphrey, Jeff Hamilton, Joe Porcaro, and Freddie Gruber. In addition, he's worked regularly as a professional drummer and taught music at the acclaimed Musician’s Institute in LA.

Elle Li

Elle Li

Violin Teacher

Elle started playing the violin at at age 3, took violin as her major since pre-college of conservatory and has played with symphony orchestras and philharmonic orchestras in China. Elle was offered full scholarship and graduate teaching assistant position from University of Denver Lamont Music School, where she received her Master of Music degree.

Rich Duston

Rich Duston

Brass Teacher

Originally from the Denver area, Rich spent the bulk of his musical career as a stage and session musician working in Reno (NV), Branson (MO), and cruise ships. He is currently the Executive Director of the Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra. Rich enjoys teaching students of all levels, and is equally adept at teaching all styles of music.

Deej Karbon

Deej Karbon

Scratch Academy | DJ Instructor

Before he was called deejkarbon, J. Berkeley's first encounter with music was him carrying around crates of vinyl for his uncle at the early age of 16. Being in the presence of entwining rhythms and genres has lead him to a successful career for over 8 years as an entertainer and professional musician. J is passionate about unlocking every students untapped creative consciousness through music.

Cj Torres

Cj Torres

Scratch Academy | DJ Instructor

Cj (Scratch) Torres was introduced to HipHop at the age of 6 and has been involved in the culture for 31years. For 20 of those years has been solely dedicated to the art of DJing. In that time he has performed on the same stage with multiple artists such as Sugar Hill Gang and & KRS One. My love for the art has taught me discipline, patience and commitment to make myself better in all facets of life.

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