Faculty

Credentials

Teaches

Tom Noonan, M.A.

Master of Arts, past and present experience at the university, community college and private studio teaching level. Professional musician strong business background

Music Fundamentals, World of Music, American Popular Music, Business of Music, Education Classes, Banjo and Guitar Instruction.

Ron Forte B.A.

Graduate of Berklee College of Music, Professional Jazz Musician and Teacher

Ear Training, Theory, and Ensemble Classes, Improvisation and Advanced Ear-Training, Contemporary Composing & Arranging, and Interpretation & Songwriting

Sonia Haxton B.S.

Bachelor Degree in Education, Professional Musician and Teacher

Class Keyboards

James Scott

Studied Theory & Composition at CSU, Professional Jazz Musician and Teacher

Reading Development and Applied (Private lesson) Guitar Instructor (teaches most styles- Jazz, Rock, Blues, Fingerstyle, etc.).

Michael Olson

Graduate of Bass Institute of Technology – Musicians Institute, Los Angeles, CA, Professional Musician and Teacher

Applied (Private lesson) Bass Instructor (teaches most styles) and Reading Development on bass.

Chris Hatton

Masters of Music in piano performance at Colorado State University, presently in the Doctor of Music program at the University of Colorado -Boulder. Experienced jazz pianist as well as other styles, Professional Musician and Teacher

Piano instruction and Reading Development on piano

Dr. Harry Ibergs

Doctor of Arts in vocal performance, past and present experience at the university, community college and private studio teaching level. Professional Musician and Teacher

Vocal instruction, works with all syles and Reading Development for voice.

Dan Mitchell

Professional Bluegrass Musician, and teacher

Bluegrass Instruction on Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, and Acoustic Bass.

Tom Donlinger

Master of Arts, Percussion Major, San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA. Tom is an experienced performer and teacher. He has perfomned and recorded with Van Morrison, Mike Bloomfield and other well known Jazz, Fusion, Rock, Pop, and Blues/R&B artists. He has worked for producer, Marshall Chess at Chess Records, Chicago’s Legendary Blues Label.

Drums and Percussion, as well as Reading Development.

Anthony Walker

Master of Science Electrical Engineering at Colorado State University. Anthony has been teaching since 1973 and performing since 1970. In 1999 he opened Perspective Music Recording Studio in Fort Collins, a state of the art recoding facility.

Intro to Music Technoligy, and Music Recording and Sound Technoligy.

Jeff Hoffman

Bachelor Degree, Professional Musician and Teacher. Jeff is both an experienced performer and teacher, he has studio recording experience on Guitar and Harmonica. In addition he has experience as a background vocal singer. He has owned Mountain Music in Fort Collins CO since 1987.

Harmonica.

Steven Eulberg

Bachelor and Masters Degrees, Presently in a Masters of Music Education Program through Boston University. Professional Musician and Teacher. Steve operates Owl Mountain Music, Inc. – Music Production, Private Music Education, Recording, and Publishing. Steve’s discography includes 13 recordings. In 2004 & 1998 he won second place in the National Mountain Dulcimer Contest, Walnut Valley Festival, 2004 & 1998 Steve was a finalist in the National Hammered Dulcimer Contest, Walnut Valley Festival, and in 2002 & 2001 he placed 3rd in the the National Mountain Dulcimer Contest at Walnut Valley. In addition Steve has been winning musical awards since 1985.

Hammered and Mountain Dulcimer.

Karney Schumacher

Associates Degree, presently Karney teaches private guitar lessons, guitar classes through Colorado State University’s Lifestyles Program, and with the City of Fort Collins Parks and Recreation, and is an applied guitar instructor at the community college level. He also has been playing guitar and providing vocals with the Redline Band for over 15 years. He also sings and plays guitar with the Redline Duo.

Substitue teaching.

Other faculty will be joining us as needs dictate. We are committed to hiring professional musicians with teaching experience.