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Learn to sing online from the comfort of your home – or wherever you may be – with Pirisen Music Lessons! Our experienced teachers will teach you how to sing at any level from beginner to advanced. Simply select from our vetted instructors below and click the “Book” button to schedule your introductory voice lesson today!

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SAMANTHA PHILLIPS

Cello | Violin | Viola | Voice | Guitar | Ukulele

Originally from Wyoming, Samantha is eager to impart her musical knowledge to others. She started playing cello in the 4th grade and continued to learn and play the cello throughout her middle and high school career. She has explored and continued to play in many different genres and environments including concert orchestra, fiddle club, for musicals, chamber orchestra, and solo. Samantha has taught lessons for 3 years and has provided lessons to students of all ages. She is very flexible in learning different styles and can teach from beginner to advanced levels. 
   
Samantha is proficient in many instruments. Her first instrument is cello and she continues to play her cello in a symphony setting. She also plays and is very well-versed in violin. In college, she learned to play the viola and double bass and took part in playing with her school band, and now teaches both of those instruments as well. Samantha also teaches guitar, ukulele, and voice lessons. 

She is kind, and an adventurous lover of sports. Samantha has played sports herself and understands the commitment it takes to do so, and she carries that commitment over to her music and teaching. She looks forward to teaching you or your student!

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BRITTANY PAVULAAN

 Voice | Piano

Brittany Pavulaan is a contemporary vocalist with over 9 years of vocal instruction experience. Graduating from George Mason University in Integrative Studies with a concentration in education, Brittany has a background instructing students of all ages, backgrounds, and vocal abilities. She has studied both classical vocal performance, composition and music theory, as well as experience performing in local rock bands throughout her life. 

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MEGAN MELLENTHIEN

Voice | Beginning Piano

Megan Mellenthien is a cross-over soprano originally from Milwaukee, WI. She recently graduated from UNC with her Master of Music in Vocal Performance in 2019. She is an avid performer in the Colorado area, most recently as the soprano soloist in Brahm’s Requiem with the Greeley Philharmonic and Giannetta in Boulder’s Opera in the Park. Some of her favorite roles have been Laeticia in Old Maid and the Thief and Amy in Little Women. Recently, she was awarded 2nd place in Classical Singer’s International Vocal Competition 2021 in the Musical Theatre Preprofessional division. As a teacher, Megan strives to make well-rounded singers and guides them to find their authentic voice. She is also a Music Director at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Broomfield. She joined the Pirisen faculty in 2021.

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RONAN DOWLING

Piano | Voice

Ronan Dowling began playing music in Minnesota when he was 6 years old. Piano was his first instrument but he came to love singing in high school. Since then, he knew music was his ultimate passion, and attended the University of Colorado Denver to pursue a degree in Songwriting and Music Business. Ronan has written over 50 original songs and plays out with local Denver bands Fresh Fruit!, Messenger Music Collective, and Grace Divine. With only a couple years of teaching under his belt, there's still much to learn as a music educator, but he's excited for the challenge and has absolutely loved teaching up to this point. He's a firm believer that music is all about self expression. Technique and repetition are obviously important, but how does music make you feel, when your fingers touch the instrument to when the first note is played, it's all about feel and creativity.

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CONNOR TERRONES

Piano | Guitar | Bass | Voice | Ukulele

Connor Terrones is a Denver-based music teacher, performer, songwriter and producer. He grew up in Colorado Springs and fell in love with the guitar as a teenager when he discovered rock music. Connor attended the University of Northern Colorado to obtain a Bachelor’s in Music Performance in Jazz Studies. Since graduating from UNC in 2016, he has taught many students of various ages and experience levels and performed extensively inside and outside of Colorado.

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NATALIE GALEY*

Voice |Piano | Guitar | Littletunes | Group Piano | Group Voice

Natalie Galey is a vocalist, guitarist, pianist and educator based in Denver, Colorado. She has performed and collaborated with numerous top-name performers and ensembles, including New York Voices founding members Peter Eldridge and Darmon Meader, and studied with jazz heavy-weights Theo Bleckmann, Dave Liebman, and Jim McNeely. She has performed in both the Chicago and New York jazz and pop scene, in venues such as Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and Gallagher Way at Wrigley Field. She uses her background in jazz, blues, and rock to bring creativity and spontaneity into her classes and believes that music should be fun first and foremost. She carries her love of music into the classroom, and encourages play, growth, and creative exploration with every song, and strives to build community and friendships through song.

 

Natalie has an equal passion for educating and performing. She received her Master of Music in Jazz Performance degree in 2011 and her Master of Music Education at Columbia University in 2013. She has had the opportunity to study under Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, Gretchen Parlato, Rodney Whitaker, and Sunny Wilkinson. Natalie was raised in a rich musical environment, playing guitar, piano, singing, and songwriting from an early age. Her compositions are an eclectic fusion of jazz, blues, rock, and soul. As a singer of wide-ranging styles, she has established a reputation as a flexible and talented soloist, as well as a creative and reflective educator. She relocated to the Denver area and joined the Forté Academy of Music Family in July 2019.

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BRAD FURLOW

Piano  l  Violin  l  Viola | Voice | Saxophone | Flute | Clarinet | French Horn | Trumpet | Oboe | Bassoon

Brad Furlow teaches piano, voice and all band and orchestral instruments. He began studying music at the age of 5 on the piano. He began his study of instrumental music at 8 years of old on the saxophone in 3rd grade eventually expanding to include all instruments of the woodwind and brass families in his hometown of Mulkeytown, Illinois. Brad continued his study of music at the university level at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2002, he also pursued advanced study at the university level in instrumental conducting, brass pedagogy and music theory/composition. Brad continues to perform professionally as the Principal Tubist with the Aurora Symphony Orchestra and Denver Concert Band. Brad is also involved with the Denver University Pioneer Pep Band and other regional bands and orchestra on a freelance basis. Brad’s philosophy of music is that every person can be musical, it’s just finding the right instrument to bring it out. He enjoys working with students of all ages. When not teaching, performing or composing, Brad enjoys traveling with his partner, and spending time with their three Siberian Husky “kids”.

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JESSE MACLAINE

Piano | Voice | Ukulele

Jesse Maclaine Holt is a renowned mezzo soprano, pianist, composer, songwriter, producer, and instructor. In her youth, she studied classical voice, piano, musical theatre, pop, jazz, blues and world music with professionals from the Julliard School, NYU, FSU, UNO, Tulane University, Oxford University, CU Boulder and many others. She began writing songs at age 17, fell in love with jazz while studying at FSU, moved to New Orleans at age 20 to study jazz immersively and begin working full time in the music business. By age 24, she had assembled a stellar quintet, written two dozen original songs and begun recording and producing her first full length CD in collaboration with friends at RCA studios in Nashville. Jesse has dedicated her life to performing, creating music, and sharing the gift of music with students of all ages.

 

Decades of experience as a working musician combined with her extensive background in music, dance and theatre allow Jesse to craft every lesson to suit the unique interests, strengths and weaknesses of each student. Her personal experience with TMJ, anxiety, and disability issues provide unique insight for assisting students facing similar challenges. Her teaching method focuses on music fundamentals, proper form and technique as well as expanding creativity to support a healthy practice and encourage a lifelong relationship with music. She believes constructive criticism and positive reinforcement are crucial to making learning fun and ensuring music education is enjoyable for everyone!