Our Teaching Staff

We have three private teaching studios, each equipped with one or more pianos -generally one acoustic piano and one digital piano.  We have teachers that cover a number of instruments: piano (of course), guitar, ukulele, violin, viola, guitar, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, and more.  All of our teachers have taught for five years or more, and teach all ages and a wide range of levels of proficiency.  If you would like to meet and talk to a teacher, or to schedule a lesson, please call our store at 303-933-9390.


Our Teaching Staff

Penny Moeller – Piano Instruction, individual

Penny gives private instruction to children, teens and adults, and specializes in teaching young children, starting as young as 4 years.

Penny teaches using a variety of methods, matching the method to the child’s interests, tastes, pace and temperament.  She also uses a variety of props to help each child learn the keyboard, fingering, and sight reading quickly.  She has a “grandmotherly” demeanor which makes children feel very comfortable, but at the same time anxious to please her.

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Angie Olsen – Piano Instruction, individualSONY DSC

Angie has a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Minor in Non-Profit Studies from Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado. Angie also teaches kids and adults here at Piano Pathways.  Angie enjoys sharing music and seeing the joy produced when her students learn to play and enjoy playing the music they want to play.  Angie also promotes playing for its therapeutic and stress-reducing benefits.  Angie teaches genres from classical to pop.  She likes to add theory and ear training to traditional instruction, giving her students additional helpful tools that lead to well-rounded learning.

Angie is also available to provide in-home lessons.

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Vern Baumer – Clarinet and Saxophone instruction

Vern started to play the horn when he was 10 years old in Canon City.  He took lessons and became very proficient.  During high school he became his class bandleader and formed a small trio which performed at night clubs.

In 1960, after having married and having four children, he moved to Denver and re-started his music career.  After playing in some big bands and different groups he started his own band.  He has now played in almost every venue imaginable, including Central City and many jazz festivals around the country.  He has also taught band for Cherry Creek schools for ten years.

Vern loves teaching and working with youth and students of all ages.  He also loves jazz (traditional a.k.a “classic”) and is proficient in almost all reed instruments.  He has a wonderful sense of humor and is fun to be around, and we are delighted to have him on staff.

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Lisa Hall – Piano, violin, viola, guitar and ukulele Instruction

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