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.

Byron Hitchcock

Byron Hitchcock

Violin & Viola Teacher

Byron comes to DMI with extensive education and experience.Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan, Spoleto, Atlantic, Colorado, and the list goes on! A truly inspiring violin and viola instructor!

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.

Calee Philgreen

Calee Philgreen

Voice and Piano Teacher

Calee has been studying music for over 15 years and is well versed in teaching all ages and skill levels. She loves helping students find their ``voice`` in music, whether that be through singing, playing piano, or songwriting. Calee will help you develop as an all around musician using music theory, ear training, and various practice techniques; all in a fun and relaxed environment.

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