2691 30th St.      Boulder, CO            303-443-8448

We are proud to offer musical instrument lessons in our state-of-the-art lessons rooms. Each lesson is taught by one of Boulder’s finest instructors. Lesson rates will vary according to lesson type (30 min or 1 hour lessons) and instructor. For pricing and availability please contact the instructors directly. You can find their contact information below, along with a brief bio for each.

Guitar Lessons

Tom Wasinger

Guitar Instructor

Tom Wasinger is a composer, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and teacher based in Boulder, CO. Tom has received three GRAMMY AWARDS as producer of the Best Native American Music Album in 2003, 2007 and 2009. Tom also produced two other GRAMMY nominated records, one in 2001, and another in 2005. Tom has performed live in concert halls around the world from Carnegie Hall in New York to the Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall in Instanbul, Turkey. Tom’s career as a teacher spans over three decades and has encompassed almost every style of music.
For more information check out his blog at tomwasinger.blogspot.com.

To contact Tom for scheduling, call 303-444-0234 or email him at [email protected].

Julien McVean

Guitar Instructor

Julien McVean is an enthusiastic teacher of all genres of music ranging from Classic Rock, Blues, Reggae, Funk, Classical guitar, Jazz, and even Heavy Metal. He has studied all forms of popular music and has been teaching and performing in Boulder for the past 15 years. Jullien completed his Masters degree in Classical guitar performance at CU Boulder in 2007. While studying at CU he played in master classes for such Maestros: John Williams, Christopher Parkening, Sergio and Odair Assad, Fabio Zanon, and Phillip Houton.
To contact Jullien for scheduling call him at 720-938-2467 or email him at [email protected].

Rob Boswell

Guitar Instructor

Since graduating the Musicians Institute (GIT) Hollywood, California in 1989 Robb has taught hundreds of students from beginners to professionals in a variety of styles. “In short it comes down to this: (1) play the music you love with heart and soul, (2) learn how to learn on your own, and (3) when you feel called to, dip into the ocean of improvisation, songwriting, and theory, to experience the thrill of expressing your own creative voice!
Robb teaches private lessons out of his home studio and can be reached at 720-298-5918. For more information visit RobertJamesMusic.com.

Robb Candler

Guitar Instructor, Founder of Robb's Music

Robb holds a music degree from Oakland University where he majored in Classical and Jazz Guitar. He teaches Rock, Blues, Classical, Jazz and Folk. He enjoys helping people build great technical skills so that they can play whatever they want– easily and quickly. He has a huge collection of guitar tabs as well as print music. Whether you are just beginning or you’re a veteran stuck in a rut, he’d love to help you get the most out of your playing and learn the secrets that the pros use to build great technique.
To contact Robb for scheduling, call him at 303-443-4014 or 303-859-0675– or email him at [email protected].

Matt Flaherty

Guitar Instructor

Matt Flaherty has openings in his teaching schedule for guitar/bass/mandolin students. Holding a bachelor of music degree in jazz guitar performance from one of the top music schools in the New England area, I have over 23 years playing experience and 16 years teaching music.  Matt has experience teaching students of all ages and expertise, and has studied with some of the best including grammy nominated pianist Arte Lande.

Matt can teach most styles of music including rock, jazz, blues, classical, bluegrass, reggae, funk, jamband, etc….  If you are looking to take up the instrument or are just looking to improve upon what you already know,  Matt has a strong passion and knowledge to get you there.

Matt Flaherty is the lead guitarist/vocalist for Boulder’s own, Hot Soup and the Matt Flaherty Band. He has been lucky to play with acts such as The Motet, and members of Trey Anastasio Band, String Cheese Incident, Blues Traveler, Leftover Salmon, John Scofield Band, Disco Biscuits, and more.

Contact Matt by phone at (303)-859-1018

Bass Lessons

Peter Hennig

Bass Instructor

“Hello, all future and present bass players. I have been playing bass professionally for 35 years and teaching at Robb’s for over 20. In my lessons, students learn how to play the music they listen to every day. I encourage proper form and technique and, if they’re so inclined, studying valuable areas like ear training, sight reading and music theory. I welcome all levels of ability; from total beginners to more advanced players looking for help in specific areas. Perhaps most importantly, though, I want my students to feel the same sense of fun and excitement that I feel when playing music.” – Peter Hennig
For rates and scheduling please call Peter at 303-499-3717 or email him at [email protected].

George Lacson

Bass Instructor

Graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree from the Berklee College of Music, George has provided students, of all ages, with a realization that anyone can play music. His background as a teacher and performer gives him the ability share over two decades of experience with his students.

George began his musical journey at age 2 with his first gig, sitting in on percussion while on a family vacation, at Hilton Head Island. SC. At age 8 he began formal studies on the violin and viola with the school orchestra, winning several state and regional awards. It wasn’t until age 17 that he discovered the bass guitar and immediately starting playing in bands with his friends. In college, George continued his absorption of musical knowledge with Music Theory, Music History, and Bass Performance from the University of Colorado. Over the past few years he’s been a guest Instructor at Summer UCamps, Performing Arts Camp for Students grades 3-12. He has studied personally with world renowned Victor Wooten and has been nominated for a Grammy in 2008 for bass performance on Blues Legend John Lee Hooker Jr’s Album “All Odds Against Me”. Since 2006 he has toured internationally in Europe, Central America, Africa, Caribbean Islands, Scandinavia, Canada, and North America, sharing the stage with B.B.King, Lenny Kravitz, ZZ Top, and more.

George currently resides in Boulder, CO where he’s a music teacher, performer, and producer. He also travels internationally teaching bass guitar, recording with various artists, and directing his band, The George Lacson Project.

Piano Lessons

David Whiteing

Piano Instructor

David is an accomplished Jazz/Popular piano player who has been teaching piano/keyboard since the 1980s. Aside from teaching privately, he has also taught keyboard in the evenings for about ten years with Front Range Community College. He has a BA from Stanford University, and a MBA from the University of Northern Colorado. He studied with the great Denver Jazz player, Ted Alexander, who along with Oscar Peterson, was a student of the late but renowned Jazz Instructor, Lyle Spud Murphy. David uses their teaching methods, along with his own, which he has acquired over the years and which has proven to be most successful. He is currently accepting students of all ages and abilities from beginner to advanced, who are looking forward to having fun, while learning quickly and easily to play, harmonize, and improvise on standard tunes.
To schedule lesson times with David, contact him at 303-449-4926 (home) or 303-809-8774 (cell)– or email him at [email protected]

Drum Lessons

Bill Brennan

Drum Instructor

Bill has been playing drums professionally in Boulder for 35+ years and has years of experience teaching drums. He specializes in beginning & intermediate drum set lessons for students ages 10 and up. All styles and musical interests welcome.
You can reach Bill for scheduling at 303-575-1324.

Max DeVincenzo

Drum Instructor

Max is a 21 year old drummer and film composer. He has been teaching students of all ages and levels for over 10 years in addition to working as a freelance composer and music producer. Max is adept at all styles of drumming including Jazz, Orchestral Snare, Metal, Funk, and Brazilian Percussion. He is always excited to teach music and loves helping others improve. Max welcomes all age levels for instruction. Look at Max’s website here for more info….maxdevincenzomusic.com

You can reach Max for scheduling at 303-518-8380.

Ukulele Lessons

Khabu Doug Young

Ukulele Instructor

Khabu Doug Young, ukulele player, guitarist and composer, recently arrived in Boulder after 20 years in New York City. He has toured the US, Canada, Europe, and India with renowned musicians such as Art Lande and Paul McCandless. He performs with various groups around NYC with Jacob Sacks, Slog, DYGG, ok|ok, Alec Haavik, Yoon Sun Choi’s E-String Band, New York Mandolin Ensemble, Kendra Shank, and Elliot Sharp in venues such as Sweet Rhythm, 55 Bar, The Stone, The Knitting Factory, Tonic, Barbes, Zebulon, Cornelia St Café, Bar Next Door, Bar4, Detour, and I-Beam Brooklyn. He plays major Jazz and Ukulele festivals abroad and in the US.

Khabu teaches guitar, ukulele, and improvisation for all instruments. He has held numerous workshops and clinics throughout Europe and North America, in schools such as Arizona State University (Phoenix), Bennington College (VT), California State University (Hayward), Denver University (CO), HSPVA (Houston TX), SUNY (New Paltz), University of Arkansas (Fayetteville), University of California (Santa Cruz), University of Northern Colorado (Greeley), Williams College (MA), Wichita State University (KS). Mr. Young has been commissioned by the Armour Foundation to compose new works for ukulele for two consecutive years.

Born in Lubbock, TX, Khabu grew up in Houston and attended the High School For The Performing And Visual Arts (HSPVA). He studied at William Paterson College (Wayne, NJ) and at Naropa University (Boulder, CO). There he soon became an adjunct faculty member and formed The Russian Dragon Band with Art Lande. In 1996 he moved to New York City and began working with artists from all disciplines: theater, dance, spoken word, film, as well as musicians of many styles. Along with other partners, Khabu is a founding member of The Creative Music Workshop. His discography includes over 20 recordings.

To contact Khabu to schedule a lesson call him at 917-623-3208 or email [email protected].