Little Chopin's Music Lessons Instructors
Guitar/Bass/Piano/Recording Engineering/Composition Instructor
Justin has played guitar and bass for almost 20 years, and has experience playing a multitude of genres and styles. He has knowledge in rock, funk, classical, punk, and more! In addition to playing music Justin also has years of professional experience managing a recording facility in Manhattan. During this time Justin recorded, mixed, and produced some of the top players in the New York music scene. In addition to teaching music lessons Justin can teach recording, mixing, music production techniques, and provide instruction and feedback on your musical compositions. Justin has mentored students starting at a young age, and adults embarking on a career in the industry, he is adept at providing instruction for students at multiple skill levels. Justin loves music and recording and enjoys sharing his experience while learning from his students.
Known to be a versatile musician, flutist Catherine Flinchum has been able to create music through her instrument and with her pen. As an active, orchestral performer in the Denver area, Ms. Flinchum performs with the Arapahoe Philharmonic. Other orchestral duties include the Denver Pops Orchestra, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, the Stratus Chamber Orchestra, and the Colorado Symphony. Ms. Flinchum’s avid interest for contemporary music has led her to become a member of the Nebula Ensemble, the Flinchum/Herring Guitar and Flute Duo, the Mile High Flute Benders and the HPF Project (harp, percussion and flute). As a soloist, Ms. Flinchum performed André Jolivet’s Suite en concert for solo flute and percussion with the Lamont Percussion Ensemble in May 2018. Other solo achievements include being a concerto competition finalist for both the KSU School of Music (Georges Hue’s Fantasie in 2013) and the Lamont School of Music (Jacques Ibert’s Flute Concerto in 2016). Her musical endeavors has allowed Ms. Flinchum to travel new places. In 2011, she completed a three-concert tour in China with the Kennesaw State University Symphony Orchestra, performing at the Beijing Conservatory, Jiao Tong University and Xi’an Concert Hall. Ms. Flinchum completed a performance certificate and Master’s Degree at the Lamont School of Music, studying under Julie Thornton of the Colorado Symphony, and Bachelor’s Degree at Kennesaw State University, under Christina Smith of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Other teachers include Cecilia Piehl Price and Anna Hobgood. Her instrumental performances include flute, piccolo, alto and bass flute.
Piano/Beginning Voice Instructor
Laura was born and raised in Minnesota. She started playing at the age of six, and began teaching at the age of 16. She teaches piano, keyboard and organ. After high school she moved to sunny Florida to attend Eckerd College on a music scholarship, and continued her studies at the University of Tampa and University of South Florida. She also received a degree in Music and Video Business at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
Laura has been awarded “Music Educator of The Year” for several years through a large studio where she taught for 5 years. Music had always been a big part of her life, involving herself in anything from school and community musicals, to competitive dancing and singing groups that toured the United States. Laura also enjoys playing the keyboard and singing in church bands in the different places in which she has lived. She is experienced in teaching little children through adults, in all genres. Laura enjoys guiding each student in their musical education by customizing her lesson plan for each individual student, considering the student’s particular interests and musical goals. Laura is a dedicated, patient, energetic and kind instructor, and believes that every student she teaches will foster a lifetime love for music.